Internet Domain Names

How To Apply For Domain Name Registration

Introduction

A domain name is a website’s address. In other words, to be able to access the website via the Internet you will need to be able to type this information in. This name must be registered with a registrar, which is a company that acts as an intermediary between the end user and ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). The process itself is known as name domain registration. It is how you as a person, business or organization acquires the exclusive right to use this unique domain name.

Today, you will find that there are a lot of businesses offering name domain registration. They charge anything from 99 cents to $35 per year depending upon the type of domain you purchase (i.e. org,.net,.com) and any additional features or services that you may choose to purchase for that domain. Of course, you will also find some domain names, which have already been purchased, can actually cost you thousands of dollars if the entity who owns the rights to the domain name even wishes to sell it.

Step 1

Think of a name that you want to call your website. It is a good idea to come up with several names and several variations for them. You will find that a lot of names are already taken and so they are not available for name domain registration.

Step 2

Decide upon an extension (i.e..org,.net, or.com) for your domain name. This will depend upon the primary purpose for your website. You may also find that the.com extension is taken already but there are others that you can purchase.

Step 3

Go to whois to see if the name that you want to register is available. If someone owns it you’ll be given the owner’s information and be told when the registration will expire. You’ll also find that this name domain registration will provide you with alternatives to the domain name that you had in mind. This will help to make things easier for you.

Step 4

Once you’re ready, you’ll want to find a reputable name domain registration. Since there are so many name domain registration websites available to choose from today, you’ll want to know what each has to offer. It’s also a good idea to read some reviews about these name domain registration websites. You can find the names of them by searching your favorite search engine.

Step 5

Go through the registration process at the name domain registration website. They will ensure that your domain name is available and if it is, you’ll be able to register it. Make sure that you carefully read through all of the name domain registration website’s terms and conditions before you make a payment. Herein you will learn about the length of the registration that you are purchasing and any conditions for renewal. Check the final total that you are being charged prior to finalizing your transaction to make sure that you didn’t accidentally add any features or services that you don’t want.

Tips

Take your time while going through this process to ensure that you register a domain name that fits your needs and that you can be proud of.

By Brenda Hoffman, published at 03/06/2012
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