Domain Registration

Your Personal Web Address

Once you've decided you want a Web presence, the next step is to obtain a domain name (www.yourname.com).

Your Domain Name Search

Once you've decided on your domain name, you need to perform a domain name search. This search checks the Internet and tells you if your chosen domain name is available. If the name has been taken, you will need to think of an acceptable alternative and research that name. If the domain name you have selected is not being used by someone else, you are ready to register your domain name.

Domain Name Registration

Domain name registration is a relatively painless process. To register your domain name, go to the InterNIC or Network Solutions Website. Both offer registration for all the popular suffixes, such as .com, .net, .org, .us, and .name (these are known as top-level domain names).

You'll pay around $35 per year for the domain name. We can do the registration for you if you wish.

Once you have your domain name, you are ready to create a site. Then you will need a domain host.

If you aren't quite ready for a Website yet, you don't need a hosting service at this time. You may be in a situation where you have the perfect domain name for your business and know you want a site in the future, but now just isn't the time. To secure your domain name for future use, you can reserve the domain name. In addition to the domain registration fee, you would pay a small one-time fee to Network Solutions and that's it! Later, when you are ready to get a site going, your domain name will be ready and waiting!

 


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