Hello friends, today we are going to know how to register new domain name. Whenever we think of starting an online business or blog, we need a domain name first.
This domain name is in reality a digital identity of your business or blog. Just as we need a name, the same way a website needs a domain.
Domain Name Registration means buying a new domain name. You should know about the domain before purchasing a domain name. How to find the domain and which extension to take.
What is a domain name?
As we know domain name is made up of two parts. Let’s look at digitalgabbar.com or digitalgabbar.in as an example.
In both these domains, “digitalgabbar” is our name and “.in /.com” domain. .in or .com is called domain extension which we can choose according to our wish.
Here .in means India and .com means commercial.
If you see the domain name word wise, then it happens
Domain + Name
That is, it has one domain and one name. Now domain or extension are like this .com, .org, .in, .net etc. and name which you think according to yourself. Like we have installed digitalgabbar.
Any domain and name are seperate by full stop (.).
How to choose a domain name?
Whenever you book your domain name try to make sure that it always matches your niche. If you are not able to choose your niche or have any problem, then you can read our eBook “How to Choose Your Bestselling Niche”.
So let’s talk about how to choose the domain name of your niche.
When you enter the digital world, you need an identity, as in ordinary life, your name is your identity. Like that, the domain name is the name of your blog, with which you are known in the digital world. The domain is always in two parts, separated by a dot, the word before the dot is the name of your brand or niche and the dot is followed by a value extension. Extensions vary from country to country. Such as: .com, .in, .net, .us etc.
The first part of the dot can match your brand name or niche. Like I wanted to make content hub of digital marketing, so I kept my domain name digitalgabbar. In this, “digital” word represented digital marketing and the name of “gabbar” added weight to the domain. You can choose the extension based on your usage. If you have to create a blog by targeting a country, then you can take domain extension for that country. Such as: .in for India, .uk for United States
If you are not starting a blog by targeting a country, then I would advise you to take .com.
Now, if you want to choose the domain of your micro niche with Indian dish, then let’s see how we will choose.
Below I am giving some points which you have to keep in mind while writing the word that comes before the dot.
- Keep the words as short as possible.
- Try to enter your keywords.
- Do not use numbers or hyphens.
- Choose a word that people will remember
- If you are targeting a place, try to insert the name.
You must first note some words before the dot such as:
Indianfooding, indiandish, freshdishindia, cookingtips, indiandishblog, yummidish etc.
As much as you can, write the words and check with your extension one by one. Make a list of domains which are not booked and then finalize one of them.
I hope you found your domain after working so hard.
Before buying your domain name, you can use Domain Name Suggestion Tools. This tool helps you to a great extent in Name Suggestion.
These three tools will help you a lot in choosing the domain name.
Where can I book a domain?
To book a domain, you can go to any domain registrar company. A domain registrar is a company that has the authority to sell a domain. A list of some important sites that I also use is given below.
I am not branding any of these sites. If you want, If you want, you can book from any other site apart from these or from our site digitalgabbar.net.
Now let us know how to register domain name. Today I will show you how to register domain name on GoDaddy and BlueHost.
How to do domain registration on GoDaddy?
First click on this link. As shown in the screenshot below, GoDaddy’s homepage will be open in front of you.
Now type the domain name you want to register in the search domain bar above. After that, click on the button of Search Domain.
If your domain name is available, then a webpage will open in front of you as shown in the screenshot below. You have to click on add to cart button here.
Now you have to click on the button to Continue to cart. When you click on it, then GoDaddy will give some options in front of you. If you want, you can take these purchase services with your domain name by paying some more money.
If you do not want to buy, select the options of no thanks and click on the link to Continue to cart.
After doing this, the page shown in the screenshot below will open in front of you. In which you have to configure some things like how many years do you need the domain name for, do you want privacy with domain name, do you want to buy other domain names too….
Now you have to click on the checkout button and then the page shown below will open in front of you, where you will have to create your GoDaddy account. If you already have an account at GoDaddy, you can log in.
Once you create an account or login, the last step of payment remains. You can make payments with different options offered by GoDaddy.
How to do domain registration on BlueHost?
First click on this link. As shown in the screenshot below, Bluehost’s homepage will be open in front of you.
Now type the domain name you want to register in the search domain bar above. Then click on Search button.
If your domain name is available, then a webpage will open in front of you, like the screenshot shown below.
Domain Name will be added to your cart with Domain Privacy + Protection. If you do not want Domain Privacy + Protection, then the check box has to be unchecked.
After this, after clicking the proceed button, the bill form will open. If you already have an account of bluehost, you can login. If not, fill the CA form and click on purchase now.
After that you can book your domain by making payment.
Once you successfully register the domain name, then you will have web hosting, after which you can create a website or blog. So for that you can follow our guides given below.
• BLUEHOST Hosting Review – Advantages and Disadvantages
Follow all our suggestions given before booking the domain name.
If you have any question, you can ask us in the comments box. Thank you for reading this blog post.