What are Steps to Register Domain Name For Your Website in 2023?    

  • Published on : 2023-04-13 11:31:00
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To choose a domain name and register it, you'll need to find a domain registrar. A domain registrar is a company that manages the registration of your domain name and can answer questions about your new domain. They can provide you with information about what type of domain you should choose and how much it will cost.
To start, you should make a list of domain registrar companies and compare their services. Try to find a registrar that has affordable pricing and offers a good amount of other services. Some of your options include GoDaddy, Dynadot, Namecheap,  and Namesilo.

Choose a domain name

Once you have found a domain registrar, you will need to choose a domain name. A domain name is the web address of your website. You can choose any type of domain name that you want, as long as it's not already taken by someone else.

Check domain name availability

To check if a domain name is available, you'll need to search for it on a domain name registrar website. These websites have databases with all of the available domain names, and you can search for a specific domain name or search for keywords to find available domains.
To find an available domain name, follow these steps:
  1. Go to a domain name registrar site, such as GoDaddy and Dynadot, and enter the domain name.
  2. If the domain is available, you can usually purchase it for a low price. If it's not available, then you may have to contact the current owner or a broker who'll work on your behalf for acquisition.

Which is best domain name registrar?

The best domain name registrar will depend on your needs. If you're just starting out, you might want to consider a domain name registrar that offers beginner-friendly features, such as GoDaddy or Dynadot.
Some registrars are slightly more expensive than their counterparts where as some registrars keep prices low to strengthen their user base. You can also benefit from various coupons and offers that registrars offer at various intervals and festivals.
Ultimately, it will come down to personal preference, so try out a few different domain name registrars before making a decision. Also, read this blog till the end and our other blogs which can help you choose the right domain and registrar for yourself.

Domain name privacy

When you buy a domain, you can choose whether to make your domain name private or public. You can choose to hide the domain name ownership( aka WHOIS data). You must ensure that your registrar provide domain name privacy service.
Some registrars like Google Domains, GoDaddy and Namecheap provide WHOIS privacy for FREE where as others like Domain.com and Network Solutions charge some amount for the same.

Domain name transfer

Another important feature you must check is, if the registrar has domain name transfer facility, to and from the registrar. You must be able to move your domain name in or out of the registrar, should such requirements occur in the future.
Some registrars have 60-day lock on the name, meaning, you can't move the name out for minimum 60 days from the day of registration. This is quite normal rule for a registrar.

Renewing domain name

Once you've purchased the domain name, you should turn ON the Auto-renewal option. You must ensure that this feature is available before purchasing the domain name. Almost all registrars have this feature available for the safety of their customers.
Auto-renewal can be a great help when you're too busy to remember each tidbits of the business. When it's turned on, Auto renewal renews the name automatically for you when it's about to expire. I've seen that it has been live-saving experience for many businesses!

Managing your domain name

Usually, most registrars provide a user dashboard from where you can manage your domain names. From this dashboard, you can register a domain name, renew a domain name, transfer a domain or purchase more products from the registrar. Managing your domain name shouldn't be huge or difficult task.
Users need to log in to the registrar's system to manage their domain names. This dashboard makes it easier to mange you domain name. 


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