Today we will be doing a step-by-step guide on how to buy a web nameor usually called domain name. There is a free tool I’d recommend thatcan be elaborated to find desirable name easily. Choosing a domain nameis vital to our website. It must have a relation to what we will beconstructing inside for the rest of the content written. Dont worry,here we will get an idea to eventually buy a domain name with ease andsuitable one.
Get An Idea of Your Web/Domain Name
Now, we need to have an idea of what we are going to do with our web name.Then from there, we will be able to create some web name ideas. Here isthe free tool for you that can generate some domain name ideas (www.namemesh.com).
From there just type in what kind of web name you like, and they will give us some ideas based on common, similar, new, seo, short, fun, extra, and mix(choose at least 5 domain names that you want). If you like to get more peoplecome to your website, I will suggest taking the ideas from the seo section. It is because of the uniqueness of your domain name that willmake it affects ranking on search engines. After you have at least 5 web name ideas, test their availabilty at the next step!
My Recommendation to Buy a Domain Name
There are many domain name providers out there, but this is one of thecheapest and convenience. Some like godaddy.com, it is sometimesannoying with their ads and sells.
After you have come up with several domain names ideas. My recommendation to buy a web name is from www.namecheap.com.You will see a search bar that labelled “find your new domain name” insidethe bar. Simply copy your web name ideas you got from namemesh.com andpaste it on the search bar. Then click Search.
Domain Name Availability
If your web name is not available, try another ones you have until you get it available! As you can see the picture on the left side, I am using onlinelivingblog.com and it is available. So, simply click on the cart button to add it into your cart. You will also see the right side of the cart will be added with your domain price. Click View Cart.
Some Extras to Improve your Site
There will be some extras below you will see to improve your sites. This is optional. As for me I dont use it. So, I just click confirm order. If you want to add the extras to your cart, you can do so by clicking on the cart button.
Log in Set-UP
After you confirmed your order, we have to log in. If you are new, choose the right side which is create an account. Fill in your information, then click the button “create an account and continue”.
Payment and You Have Owned A Domain!
After you create an account, you will be directed to payment method by credit card or paypal. So, just fill in all the information required andconfirm the payment. Your payment summary will be emailed to your emailaccount. Congratulation, you now have owned a domain name!