How can I register my domain?
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If you have a site, the first thing you should do is to register your own domain name. A domain name enables you to refer to your site any time any day. Keep in mind that you don’t have to be an organization or a company to register your domain name, any person can do that.
Getting a domain name entails registering the name you wish via a domain name registrar. For instance if you decide for a name like science.com, then you will have to find a registrar, and pay a registration fee for that name. The price of the fee ranges from $10 to $35. This will give you the exclusive right and privilege to name per annum, but you will be required to be renewing it yearly at the same rate. However, the price may increase occasionally.
Some commercial web hosts may register it for you free of charge while others will register it for you, but you will have to pay the registration fees. More so, some people may prefer to register it directly with the help of a domain name registrar.
There are very few things you need to note if you wish to register a domain name. In the first place, you need to think of a good domain name. If you don’t have any in mind. You can find some tips in the internet. More so, you must have a PayPal account or credit card to pay for the domain. Almost all registrars expect you to have this. This will assist you in getting the domain name upon application.
Obtain from your web host the names of their primary and secondary nameservers. The information can be gotten from any of their documents or frequently asked questions on their site, which is normally under a category like ‘domain name transfer’ or ‘DNS’. If you are finding it difficult to get them, then send them an email. You need the information at all times. However, don’t bother yourself if you don’t have any web host.
A registrar can park your domain name if you don’t have a web host. In this way, it will be possible for you to secure your domain name. Some registrars are ready to park your domain name whether you ask them to do so or not. Some of those registrars can even go to the extent of providing you with a free email contact at your domain name.
Any time you register a domain name, all the information about it will be published in a public database known as Whois. In fact, a domain name gives you unfettered, direct access to your registrar locks, Whois records, auth codes and so on. The summary of all we are saying is that your site needs a domain name, which will help visitors to locate your site when they are searching for it in the internet. This is the only address through which clients can have direct access to your business or website.