Are you thinking about domain registration? Domain name registration is the 1st step while building any website regardless of the website size, genre, and look.
Once you are 100% sure about making a website, now it is time to evaluate the name of your website. Sounds exciting? Duh! It’s more daunting for most novices (newbies) due to its technicalities.
Look! There are around 359.8 million domains registered right now. And if I state the statistics for 2021- the fourth quarter of 2021 aggregates at 341.7million. With a high surge of around a 3.3million domain names. Almost 0.1% for the third quarter of 2021. Domain registration had increased by about 1.6 million/ 0.5% year on year.
Woah! so many names. But do not worry- there are many ways to choose a unique and cheap domain. In this blog, I will share the complete guide about the procedure involved in domain name registration along with some famous domain extensions. Let’s get started.
Let’s start our blog with basics, I will walk you through the beginning. And by the end of this blog, you will be well informed about the domain and its registration.
What Is A Domain?
A domain name is the address of your website- it must be easy to remember and access. Let us understand- for example, suppose you have rented out an apartment and want your friends to visit. What will be the first thing your friend asks? Consider the website your house, and the Domain is your home address.
Additionally, to visit any website- anyone needs a website address. Along with an extension suffix (.com, .pk domain). Those suffixes are known as domain extensions.
Why Should You Buy A Domain?
Consider the Internet- as a whole giant cluster of many networking computers. Each of them- is allocated with some random strings of numbers- called an IP address. Such as 192.121.567.111. It’s too complicated to remember these numbers, so internet technicians make it easy for online users to assign a domain name rather than a numeric number.
How To Choose A Domain Name?
There are some main factors involved in choosing a domain- such as;
- Always opt for the understandable name- the simpler the domain name people will remember it effortlessly- it can bring you a surge in traffic.
- Choose a short-length name.
- Choose a unique name- people effortlessly remember the quirky name.
Try to use TLD top-level domain .com Domain.
How can you register a Domain name?
After deciding on your website URL, let’s begin this blog’s last part. What is the procedure for domain registration?
Let’s jump right into it!
Determine Domain Name Registrar
Many companies register the Domain on behalf of your name- called a registrar. Whether you purchase a domain extension from a registrar or Web hosting company, your domain will register into your DNS. Although most companies provide domain hosting services at an affordable price, be sure to connect with a trustworthy company. A well-known company will help you find the correct names- it will manage and reconcile any issues you face while syncing it with other services.
You can buy domains from web hosting companies, web building platforms, or directly through the domain registrar.
Check Availability Of Domain
At the beginning of this blog, I gave you figures about the Domain that’s already registered. Having that, with millions of domain names- choosing a unique and relevant name out of them is too hard. You will need to do intensive research about it.
Check your desired Domain on any domain registration website search bar, and incorporate some appropriate keywords into your domain name.
Seal Your Top Three Names
After brainstorming, names select three names that represent the nature of your website, cross-check and exclude two of them and finalize one.
Figure Out Which Suffix You Need To Use
By now, you should have a unique domain name. After the domain name, you need to understand the Suffix or extension that comes after the domain name .com Domain is also popular in Pakistan and globally.
.com- For commercial use, it can use in any genre and nature of the website, almost 145million are present.
.net- For networking, Almost 183.9 million are present.
.org- For organizations, 10 million domains are present.
.pk Domain- A popular domain for Pakistan
Lock Your Domain & Purchase It
After finalizing the Domain and its extension- now, brainstorm from where you will buy it.
I promise this is the last stage of brainstorming. At least for this blog.
So, hob onto your Internet again and search as many web hosting and Domain hosting companies’ domain packages. Shortlist one of them that matches your budget. Lock one of them and buy it.
Compute ID Protection
Finally, we have reached the very last point. When you buy a domain- you will be required to give your data- your name, home address, email address, and number.
A catch is here, the minute you buy the Domain, all credentials will publicly be available. Ensure to compute domain ID protection, so your data is safe from abusers.
Let’s quickly conclude the blog, doing a domain registration is all about brainstorming ideas, names, and extensions. You can buy it from anywhere but remember, not everyone is trustworthy. By doing detailed research, you can always find out a domain.