How can I register a website domain for my new company?
Hello, I would like to know the best way to become an owner of a website URL relevant to my company name. Am I able to own it for lifetime? Thanks in advance for your answers!
I would like to add that it is worth spending a bit of money registering your own domain. You should also setup email addresses that contain your domain name; this looks very professional and is a great advertisement for your site.
Make your domain name something easy for people to remember and not too complicated. It should be something people can type into their browser by memory. If you are purchasing a commercial domain for worldwide or U.S.-based audiences, always go for the .com. It is what most people automatically think of when they try to remember or type in a domain name. If you are targeting a certain country only with your website, you might consider a country extension.
GoDaddy is my Registrar of choice; but search the web for a coupon. Discounts are easy to find.
I generally recommend not using a Free domain name from the web hosting company. Users can find fault with hosting services and need to move on. Having the domain registered with a different vendor is an advantage.
Gypsy addressed that registrations are annually or for multiple years not a lifetime. One rare, but noteworthy exception: Your domain choice, even after registration, could get challenged based on Trademark law.
- The Pragmatic Web Designer
Yes, you can. Register a new domain at Godaddy (dot) com which is very good for so long years.
Well, I would say the better option would be first start looking for domains over Godaddy, they have the interface which will help you in learning the domains available for you. I am sure you must have some ideas inside your mind don't you ??? If yes then you can look out over it directly otherwise start thinking ! And yes about the email address I would say instead of getting it from domain registrars better option would be heading out over the Google for getting an email address which contains your domain name ! Rest what more I could say other than All the best !
To register a domain name you will go through a Registrar such as NetworkSolutions.com, GoDaddy.com, or OpenSRS.
The process is fairly simple, first you search for names to see if the one you want is available. Then you use a credit card to buy the name. The cost for the name varies from registrar to registrar. For example, GoDaddy uses domains as a loss leader because they will upsell you other services.
Domains are purchased on an annual basis and renewed every year, that being said most registrars will let you purchase multiple years at a time. Most will also be willing to put you on a reoccurring payment that auto charges you every year.
The biggest risk with purchasing the domain for multiple years or even reoccurring charges is forgetting to renew and losing a domain, this happens most often when your credit card for the reoccurring charges expires and you miss the notice in your email from the registrar.
When your domain expires it will go into redemption and cease working for a period of time before it becomes available again. If you don't bail it out during this time it is likely to be snatched up by a squatter or sold in the aftermarket.
Once you have a domain registered you will need DNS, your domain will then be pointed to the appropriate DNS Server, which in turn points to your web server, and your email server and any other server that would use your domain. Most times DNS is provided by your web host.
The one last risk with registering your name on your own is that your info goes into the public whois record which can cause a great deal of spam. Also, there is a common scam where companies look at your whois and use it to send you documents that look like a bill for your domain threatening to cut you off, but the small print on this document says that by paying it you authorize the domain to be transferred to them and they own it.
As a web developer and hoster I tend to handle domains for my clients to help them avoid these pit falls.
First you need to select a registrar where you will buy your domain. There are many out there but best to select a reputable one such as namecheap.com, name.com, godaddy.com, Networksolutions.com.. Be sure to check a few things that might impact your selection - domain prices are different from one to another, cost of additional features like domain privacy (this is something you really want to get in order to avoid getting lots of spam), hosting packages should you want them (now or in the future), and ease of management interface (check domain registrar reviews).
Once you select your registrar you need to create an account (make sure to use an email address you regularly check so you do not miss any updates or notifications), then search for the domain name you want and simply folow the on-screen instructions to buy it. The process is rather simple.
You can get a better price if you pay for a few years in advance and there is always the option of automatic renewal process.
A word about the payment - use a credit card account which you know will be active in the long run and be sure you have all the documents to show you are the owner of the credit card (there are sometime difficulty when using a company credit card as the name on the card is that of the company and doesnt always match your name as shown on your ID, and the same problem applies to pre-paid cards or debit cards).
I also suggest you buy the few main domain endings of your domain (com, biz, net..) and a few versions of your selected name (e.g. itsmydomain.com, its-my-domain.com, its-mydomain.com).
This is about it for buying your domain. Now comes in hosting, NS records, DNS setting, MX records, and so on.. But this is all another story and something you will need to take care of only once you are ready to start using your new domain.
that depends on your business, and goals, which in turn affects the domain name and class you should be looking for. which eventually determines the site that can assist you in purchasing that domain name.
for most commonly used domain names, you can use GoDaddy.com.
but, you have also many other domain names, such as .AL which can be purchased only by host.al
buying the domain name is the first step, as you then need to activate it by hosting the site and configuring the domain DNS records to point to the server/host of the site.
so examine your business field, competitors and goals, before you choose a domain name.
Godaddy has been the cheapest we found so far. Simply search for the available domain names and rest it will guide you for the next steps. They have subscription plans. You may subscribe for an annual plan to begin with, they will remind you for renewals. They have a good support as well. I recollect I had made a typo in the domain name, and purchased it. Called up their support and explained the situation, and they immediately made the correction without having me to purchase another domain name.
GoDaddy.com is the best way to register a new domain and have certified domain ownership rights and protection options.
Yes you can check for the URL on sites like GoDaddy.com and then register your URL there. Yes will own the URL once you start paying them.
I think the best way is to go networksolutions.com and as long as you pay the renewal you can own it for life.
I've found GoDaddy.com to be a good registrar for domain names. Just enter the domain name you want, and you can see if it is available or not. Domain names are not really "owned" as they expire yearly. Many people have lost their domain names if they forget to renew, so don't overlook this. I bought my domain name for $12 at an auction because someone didn't renew. The latest appraisal as to the name's worth was $500, although someone recently offered me $5,000 for it. So there is value in choosing a good domain name! Good luck!
Go to omnis.com, godaddy.com, or one of the other domain registration services provided on the web. Then search for the domain name. If its available, buy it. I would only recommend buying it for a year at a time, since its not a a large amount of money ($7- $10 annually), and you don't know how long you'll use it for.
There are a lot of players in the market to enable you to own a website domain. Some are Godaddy.com, Hostgator.com, Register.com etc
You can search for the domain you like on them. If the name you searched for has not yet been taken, you can go ahead and register it in your name.
Yes, you can own the domain name for your lifetime as long as you continue to renew it yearly. You can also opt for a multi-year package.
the best way for you to manage URL is to use services such as GoDaddy.com or similar domain + web hosting services that are established and have stable history.
This way you get 1 management space with numerous options and domains are easy to manage.
As time progresses, you will be able to add more domains and hosting services quick and easy. Also billing is simple and can be automated for your own safety.
Hope this helps,
Just find out the best domain name registrar company for checking out the availability of your desired domain name. Pick up the required extension and register your domain name. You can choose the validity as per your requirement. Once you get the domain name, you can renew your subscription to own the same for long time. I would suggest you to check out my favorite place called https://domainia.com/popular-domain-names to get your website URL registered at nominal cost.
A lot of people seem to recommend GoDaddy.com, but I have found them overpriced and not as versatile in web design. I would suggest trying BlueHost.com. That is what I use and they are an excellent domain provider.
Search on domain providers like godaddy or register for your company name. If you have them available buy them immediately. In case it is already taken you can employ these providers to buy from the person who owns it now.
You have options to buy domains anywhere between 1 to 10 years.
Also there are other hosting providers like arvixe.com that give you the domain for free if you are hosting the website with them.
Please ensure you buy the domains with multiple extensions like .com,.info,.me.org,.in so as to avoid some one blocking it as your company grows and demanding huge sums from you at a later stage.
Hope this helps!
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Hope this helps!
No doubt GoDaddy has been a great place for domain registration… no one can deny but I recently came to know about https://domainia.com/register from a review site which appeared me much better option in terms of price. However, I haven’t registered any domain with them yet would advise you to visit once if willing to find an affordable place. Otherwise internet is all yours… stuffed with number of registrars.