How To Register and Setup A Domain Name

How to Register & Setup a Domain name

Your domain name is your online home address, making it simple for friends (and customers) to find and visit you in the vast neighborhood of the internet!

Think of a domain name like the address of your house on the internet. It’s a user-friendly way for people to find your website. Instead of typing in a string of numbers (IP address), which is how computers identify each other on the internet, you can type in a domain name, like www.example.com.

How Domain Names work:

  1. Registration: You choose and register a domain name through a domain registrar. This is like claiming your unique address on the internet.

  2. DNS (Domain Name System): When someone types your domain name into their browser, the DNS system translates that human-readable name into the IP address of the server where your website is hosted.

  3. Hosting: Your website files are hosted on a server, which is basically a powerful computer that’s always connected to the internet.

  4. Browser Request: When someone types your domain into their browser, the browser sends a request to the server where your website is hosted.

  5. Server Response: The server then sends back the necessary files (HTML, images, etc.) to the user’s browser.

  6. Display: The user’s browser interprets these files and displays your website.

So, a domain name is like your online address, making it easy for people to find and access your website on the vast landscape of the internet.

Step 1.- Register a domain

Head to GoDaddy.com and look up your prefered domain name. We recommend your domain name be the exact match of your business name, or the closest match possible. Start with a .com extension then move to .net, etc.

Domain names are reserved on a yearly basis, and once you stop paying for it, it becomes public and available for purchase by anyone.

Some valuable domain names are purchased by company that then resells it for a profit.

Step 2.- Check Nameserver/DNS Records

You can purchase your domain and server (hosting) from the same company, and sometimes they automatically update this information for you. However if you opt to purchase your server from a different vendor like we do, you will need to manually update your domain nameservers or DNS records to align with the right server configuration.

If you don’t know your server Nameservers or IP, you can find out by logging into your cPanel, or by contacting support from your hosting provider.

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Step 3.- Save Changes & Wait

Once you have configured your Nameservers or IP correctly, it may take from a few minutes to a few days to propagate. Be patient and in the mean time head to your server 

Domain Name FAQs

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