How to Register a Domain NameAfter choosing some domain name (www.name.com), you will like to register it. This post is related to How to Register Domain Names, and guide to know how to regist er a domain name. Also read about guide on choosing the right domain name.
Before learning on how to register a domain lets us understand about domain name.
What is a Domain Name
The unique name that identifies an Internet site. A domain name is an identification label that defines a realm of administrative autonomy, authority, or control in the Internet. Domain names are also hostnames that identify Internet Protocol (IP) resources such as web sites. Domain names are formed by the rules and procedures of the Domain Name System (DNS).
How to Register a Domain Name
Setting up a Web site with your own domain name is a simple process, though finding a name you like may be difficult.
Where Can I Register a Domain?
There are various sites with accept domain registration example, register.com etc, just search in Google, Yahoo or Bing with keywords “domain name registration” you will find many sites offering domain booking.
Step by Step Guide on How to Register Domain
Nearly all sites allowing domain name registration will have same following process:
- Registering a domain name is no different to any other online purchase
- Go to an official Internet registrar online. Example Godaddy.com
- Enter the name or phrase of the domain name you would like to register. Follow the rules regarding name length and format.
- Search for the name.
- You will be provided information, if the name is already taken. If the domain is not available, try again using an alternative name. If you tried .com as a suffix, try .org or .net instead.
- Follow the instruction, when you see message domain name is available.
- Register the domain name.
You must supply up to date contact details. Domain name registrars will not let you register a domain name without providing these details. This is a requirement by ICANN see info here (external link to ICANN site)
Worldwide Authority for Domain Names
ICANN -The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is the organization responsible for top-level domains. Top level domains include .com, .org, and much more.
Although ICANN is responsible for top-level domains, you cannot directly make registration of domain name there. You have to go through an accredited domain name registrar.
About Domain Name Registrars
A domain name registrar is an organization or commercial entity, accredited by a generic top-level domain registry (gTLD) and/or by a country code top-level domain (ccTLD) registry, to manage the reservation of Internet domain names in accordance with the guidelines of the designated domain name registries and offer such services to the public.
Video Guide on How to register a domain name with GoDaddy
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Useful links to check domain name availability
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