Make sure that you have read this article - How to create/build a website - A Beginner's Help Notes/Guide
Buying a domain name now-a-days is very easy to be done. You can just log-in to your computer, connect yourself to the internet and can buy one in a few minutes. Here, in this article I am going to teach you how to register for a domain name in GoDaddy.com .Go to GoDaddy :
Open open your web browser and go to www.GoDaddy.com
. You can start searching directly by tying in, the domain name that you need in the domain-search box or you can first register for an account there and than you can start your purchase there.Register for an account in GoDaddy :
At the top of the page you will see the link to register as "Create Account
Follow the link and you will be taken to the registration page. Fill-in all the necessary information in the registration page. The following things will be needed to fill up by you :
Confirming your account :
- First name, Last name and Login name
- Email address, Password and a Call-in pin
- Your address, City, State and your Country
- Your phone number (that you use)
- Set your Birth-date and Gender
- Your Account type (Business or personal or both) and your Currency preference
After creating your account, a validation email will be sent to your email account. Follow the link to confirm your account in GoDaddy.com .Start searching your domain name :
Now, go to the home page of GoDaddy.com or click on the "Domains
" link at the top left side of your account and start searching your domain name.
There are two basic types of searching domain names. They are
- Single Domain search
- Bulk Domain Search
In domain search, you can search one domain name at a time and check for its availability. But, in bulk domain search, you can type in a large number of domain names in the provided text box and see what are all the domain names that you have entered are available.How to know whether a domain name is available or not?
Once you type in the domain name that you need and check for its availability by clicking on the "Go" button, you will come to know whether it is available or not.
If a domain name is available, the domain name will be displayed in green color with the rate for it. See picture below :
On the other hand, if a domain name is not available, you will get some message like this :
Even though, a .com
domain name is not available, you can always try for .net , .co , .org
, etc even though a .com
domain name is the top rated domain name.What if I get a Premium Domain name?
A premium domain name is one which was once in use and now, it has come to market again. So, a premium domain name usually costs much more than a normal domain name but you can always get one if you have enough cash in your pocket. A premium domain name usually has a lots of advantages than a normal domain name hence it is really worth if you buy a premium domain name for your business.Adding a domain name to the shopping Cart
Once a domain name is available for you to register, you can add them to you cart. To know how to add items to your cart, read this article - How to add a domain name to your cart and buy it - GoDaddy Help
Now all is done except paying the amount and getting complete access over the domain name. You can pay for the domain name via Paypal or even by wire transfer.
Also take a look at these articles - How to create/build a website - A Beginner's Help Notes/GuideHow to add a domain name to your cart and buy it - GoDaddy Help
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