What is a domain name? How to register a domain name? Here we shall learn about domain names. What is a domain name? How many kinds of domain names are there? How to choose a good domain name? How to register a domain name?
So what is a domain name? A domain name is like a road sign-post pointing to where your home (your website) is located. It is an easier and more memorable way of finding your website which will actually be located at an IP address. Which of these is easier to remember: a domain name like johnsmith.com or an IP address like 25.457.345.928?
How many kinds of domain names are there? The main top level domain names (TLD) are .COM for companies, .NET for network, .ORG for organizations, .EDU for schools or colleges & .GOV for government websites. In India you will also find domain names ending .CO.IN and .IN as well. Plus there are many many other top level domain names to choose from.
It’s important that you select a good domain name for your website. Choose a domain name that is short and easy to remember, which has some originality and is easy to spell. Let’s see how to register a domain name.
There are a number of websites where you can register a domain name. In this article I will tell you about 1stWebHosting4U.com.
As soon as you click the link you will see the low prices for domain registration and you can start your search immediately – there is no need to register or create a new account until after you have found your ideal domain name.
Simply type the name you want where it says: “MY-NEW-DOMAIN”. Then click to the right where it says “.COM”. A drop-down list of all available TLD’s will appear and you just click on the TLD you want. For example, for “MY-NEW-DOMAIN” you might select: johnsmith and for TLD you might select: .me
You can check if the domain name that you want is available or not. Let’s enter KYAKAISE.COM and click Search Domain. I have already registered this domain name so it is not available. If someone else tries to register this domain name they will get this message.
However a number of alternate options are given below such as kyakaise.guru, kyakaiseonline.com, kyakaisenow.com, kyakaisegroup.com etc. However the intention is not to copy Kya Kaise. We want to create a completely new domain name.
Let’s now search for a new domain name … Type video.com in the search bar & click Search again. Video.Com is not available so let’s search for videoclass.com & click search again. Even videoclass.com is not available. I am trying to create a new website where I will teach about videos. So let’s type VIDEOKAISE.COM & click Search Again. This domain name is available. It is telling us that normally this domain name costs $15 but if you register for 2 years or more the first year price is only $9.
Since there is a sale going on you can get this domain name cheaper. Click on Continue to Cart. This domain name has been added to our cart. You have a few options here . In the first step you can protect your personal information.
If you purchase this domain nobody else will be able to know who owns this domain name. There are a number of bots on the internet that spam your email ID so this privacy option can help protect against that. However this is optional & you can purchase it or you can choose to proceed by clicking “No Thanks”.
I will purchase the privacy protection which costs approximately $3. Next you can purchase the website builder & hosting or you can purchase the hosting separately. However I don’t need these. Next you can add an email address for your business.
The email address will be [email protected] Since I have chosen the domain name to be videokaise.com it will combine my name with the domain name to create an email address. You can add your name to the domain name to create the new email address.
It costs $2 per month to create the email address. I don’t need it at this time so I will click on “No Thanks” and click on “Continue to Cart”. Then click on the shopping cart icon on top which says checkout now.
We are in the shopping cart now and you can choose for what duration you want this domain name. You can select to purchase the domain name for 1, 2, 3, 5 or 10 years. For now I will choose 1 year only.
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It will cost me $15 for 1 year. But wait! If I want to add web hosting, my domain registration is free! And you need not pay more than $4.50 per month for the hosting. Just click this link to view the web hosting details.
You can keep your domain name private or public. If you keep it public, your personal information will be visible on the domain name. So I will keep this as private.
The system is also asking me if I want to purchase videokaise.net, videokaise.co or videokaise.info. However I don’t want to purchase any of these matching domain names. Click “Remove” since I don’t want the Email ID linked to the domain name.
The cart is being updated. Click on “Remove” since I don’t want to purchase the personal website builder. It is saying that you can list your site in Google, Yahoo & Bing. This would cost approx. $128 per month.
This would increase the traffic on your site. Let me leave this for now. This is our domain name & this is the ICANN fee that we need to pay. ICANN is the company that licences all domain names.
The total cost is approx. $3. Click on “Proceed” to Checkout. You need to enter your billing information here. Enter your first name, last name, company name, Email Address, Country, Address & ZIP Code.
You can enter you telephone number here as well. You need to enter your payment information here. You can use your credit/debit or prepaid card here. You can pay via Visa or MasterCard. Enter the Card number and security code.
Enter the card holder name & expiry date of the card. Let’s select Net banking here. Click on Continue and our billing and payment information is displayed.
The system is summarising the order information and telling us that we are purchasing the domain name videokaise.com for 1 year at a cost of $15. Click on “Place Your Order” to confirm the order. It is notifying us that our order has been submitted.
The order details and account information are also displayed. Go to domains & click on “Manage My Domains”. The domain name VideoKaise.com is displayed here & it will be with me for the next one year.
I have successfully purchased this domain name for 1 year. Now you can also register a domain name for your business or tuition center. A good domain name helps to give a professional image to your business.