If you want to build a website then a domain name is one
of the first thing you should get, so in these blog post titled what is a domain name
I will be explaining to you, what a domain name really means
and how to go about registering a domain name for your Website.
What is a domain name?
A domain name is the name of your website
that is the name or address people type into a search engine
to get/find your website online.
Without a domain name, one can’t access your website
on the internet so you need one if you want to build a website.
Type of domain name.
There are so many types of domains on the internet,
but for a beginner like you who doesn’t know the type of domain
name I have listed the type of Domain name that is available on the internet.
1. Top Level Domain name.
2. Country Code Top Level Domains
3. Generic Top-Level Domains
4. Second-Level Domains
5. Third-Level Domains.
How to register a domain name.
Registering a domain name may sound a bit difficult,
especially if you have not registered a domain name before
so here is the first thing to do when you want to register a Domain name.
1. Coming up with the keyword/phrase you want to register as
the Domain name is not that easy for instance if you want to
register a domain name for your food business you can make
use of your personal name or any other
Phrase you like or want to use for instance or example
if your name is John you can add your
name and the type of business you do together, like say your business
is about food you can say johnsfood or johnfood or if you don’t know
how to come up with a phrase to register as a domain name
then you can make use of a Domain name generator.
what is a domain name generator?
A domain name generator helps you generate a domain name for
your website or online business from the phrase or Keyword you enter
into the domain name generator search bar
if you cant brainstorm phrases or can’t come up with a keyword
to register as your domain name, then a domain name generator is what
you should make use of to save you time and stress
of figuring out what Keyword to register as a domain name.
with a domain name generator, this tool will help you
check for the available domain names and their domain name
extensions as well.
2. Register the keyword/phrase.
Now after coming up with the phrase or keyword to use
as your domain name, you have to seal and secure the domain name
by registering the phrase to make it your domain name,
otherwise someone smarter than you who comes up with that domain name
will register it before you, so pick any domain name
registrars such as Namecheap, or GoDaddy to register that Keyword.
so, in this case, let’s make use of Namecheap as our domain name register
to register our domain name for our website.
Open up your web browser and type in Namecheap into the web browser search bar.
and click on the Namecheap website to get to their homepage or
landing page to register your domain name.
Type in the keyword or phrase you want to register as your
domain name in the search bar of Namecheap
and hit the search bar, so in my case, I typed in jhffe.com
and hit the search bar and waited for a while for Namecheap
to check if that phrase, in my case the keyword is available for
Add the domain name to cart.
Now you have been able to get the desired domain name
you want to register as a domin name for your
website or online business you have to cart the
domain name, first before you can make payment.
so click on add to cart to begin the process.
Apply your promo code
You can add a promo code to your
domain name before making a payment
so as to get a reduction in the price
of the domain name’s initial price.
I have so I applied mine which is NEWCOM598
Make payment for the domain name
is the next thing you will have to do
after adding the domain name to the cart and applying
your promo code to your domain name
Choose your payment method and make
the payment for your domain name
is the last step and after that the
domain name will be yours for one year.
or the number of years you registered the domain
Domain name registar.
Now you know what it takes to register a domain name,
but to register a domain name you need a domain name registrar
to register your domain name and host the domain name,
Here are some of the best places online to register your domain name.
Some domain names and their extension meaning.
- .com – communication/commercial business (the most common TLD)
our website is a perfect example honesweb.com
- .org – organizations (typically, nonprofit)
- .gov – government agencies
- .edu – educational institutions
- .net – network organizations
- .mil – military