How do I register a domain name?
The moment you decide on your domain name and extension, you’re all set to officially register it. The process of registration is very simple and it can be done online. We can divide it into four easy steps:
- Check if your domain name is available (most registrars offer you an instant domain availability check via search box, so do we.
- Once you check if your desired domain name is available for registration, it’s time to choose an accredited registrar or an authorized reseller.
- Register your domain name online (make sure you read the terms and conditions so you know what you are signing up for).
- Pick a hosting service that suits your needs (some registrars offer hosting services along with domains, some don’t; in any case, you can ask your registrar to park your domain name until you figure out the best hosting option for yourself; during the time your domain is parked, search engines do not rank it).
Whether we’re talking about choosing a registrar or your hosting service, you need to be careful not to get tricked by business. Always double check sign up prices and renewal fees. Ask for the list of supported features and know what you are paying for. Also, hosting services have to be crystal clear regarding the level of security and protection they offer, so ensure to tick the safety box as well.