How to Register a Domain


If you’re planning to set up your own website for your personal blog or business, you need to register a domain name. A domain name is the name/url of your website.

Examples of domain names are wordpressriver.com, computernook.net, wordpress.org, ballgolf.info, onliner.biz etc. Note that domain names have different extensions such as .com, .net, .info, .org, and .biz. There a lot more domain extensions but these are the most popular ones.

When registering your own domain name it is best to go for a .com domain simply because it’s the first extension that comes to peoples mind and it’s also easy to remember. If you are on a budget you may go for a .info domain.

For this tutorial, we will a register a new domain name using Namecheap. Namecheap is a popular and trusted domain registrar which I use personally.

For paying, I personally use PayPal as payment processor. Paypal also allows you to use credit card if you prefer to use cards.

1. Go to Namecheap website and create your own account.

2. Login to your newly created account.
login

3. On the top left, point your mouse on the “DOMAINS” menu then click on “Register a Domain”.
register new domain

4. Enter desired domain name then click search. For this tutorial we’ll try to register acneme.com.
choose your domain

5. Oops! Acneme.com is not available.
domain not available

6. Let’s try searching for another .com domain. Let’s assume I want to build a niche site about acne. Now, I prefer a domain name which is closely related to acne.
find more domains

7. We finally found an available domain.
available domain

8. Click “ADD TO CART” button to register the new domain.

9. On the shopping cart page, enter Coupon code if you have one.

10. Click “Checkout” and you should be able to follow the steps from here onwards.

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