Internet Domain Names

Buy a Domain Name

Introduction

To buy domain name is the first and basic thing that people do before putting up their own website. If you’re planning to put up your own website, it’s actually just an easy process and we have come up with some few steps to help you out.

Step 1

Step 1. Identify a category for your domain

Identifying a category would be the first thing to consider in choosing to buy domain name . You should know whether it would fit for a business site, a travel site, for information, for personal use and so on. You should also decide if you’re going to use a generic top-level domain extension (such as .com, .org, .net, .edu, and etc.) or a country code top-level domain (such as .uk, .ph, .us, and other available country-specific extension). Domain names are very specific up to their extensions. For example if you want to buy domain name like travel.com,  may be not be available for use but travel.org may be.

Step 2

Step 2. List down potential domain names to buy

List down all the domain names that you can think of depending on the category that you chose. Make sure that it would be catchy or memorable, it is fit for the category, and it should be descriptive so that netizens would know what site they are going to enter, when you buy domain name.

Step 3

Step 3. Search for availability of the listed domain names

You can check search websites that has a search engine for listed domain names in the internet. Some of the domain names on your list could be unavailable. There are some people who invest and buy domain names like investing in a real estate. They buy a lot of domain names and sell it to those who would want to buy them. It’s up to you if you want to use an available domain name or choose to buy a domain name which is unavailable.

If you choose to buy a domain name that is unavailable, you can either directly contact the owner if it is stated on the WhoIs directory which shows the details about the owner of the domain name, or you could choose to find a middle man (which is offered by some domain registration services such as godaddy.com) to search for you and negotiate for the price.

Step 4

Step 4. Choose your domain registration services

If you have come up with an available domain name to buy, you can now choose what domain registration service to sign up for. These services offer different packages so you would have to make sure to do your research first and think about these offers depending on your preference.

Step 5

Step 5. Choose for a service term

Determine how long you would want to pay for your domain. This would allow you to keep track when your domain will expire. You wouldn’t want to wake up one day and realize that you can no longer access your website. You can always choose to renew your ownership of the domain once it expires.

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By Ignat Victor, published at 05/11/2012
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