Domain Name Purchasing Made Easy
Buying a domain name isn’t necessarily a difficult thing to do, but there are a few hassles involved. You’ve got to pick a name. Then you have to find out if it’s available with your chosen top level domain (TLD) extension. Then you need to decide if you want to buy privacy protection so that your name and address are hidden from the public and pesky salespeople. And you need to shop around to find a domain name registrar that’s offering a good price, and the prices seem to vary from day to day, often dramatically.
Adding to the hassle is the fact that most domain name registrars try to get you to buy a bunch of upsells. Privacy protection is usually extra. Want an email service? Or hosting? Or an SSL certificate? These things usually show up when you try to check out and buy your domain name. You’ve got to work past them just to check out and make the purchase. Finally, you need to somehow keep track of which domain names you own and where they’re registered so that you don’t accidentally allow them to expire, which will immediately take your site offline. Fortunately, buying a domain name just got easier, courtesy of Wealthy Affiliate. Read on to learn more.
Domain Name Buying at Wealthy Affiliate
If you’ve spent any time at this site, you’ll know that I’m a fan (and a member) of Wealthy Affiliate. I’ll freely admit that the product is overnamed, but Wealthy Affiliate is a training program and online community for people who want to make money online through affiliate marketing. You’ll learn, from written online training, videos, and live Webinars how to pick a niche, how to find a product to sell or promote, how to build a Website and how to promote it to draw traffic.
Wealthy Affiliate has a free (or “Starter”) membership, as well as a paid one, and the paid one offers more training and more resources. One feature that’s available to all members is free Web hosting. That’s right; you can host your WordPress blog at Wealthy Affiliate for free. There’s a limit for Starter members, but paid members can host an unlimited number of Websites there, and that can save you a bundle in hosting costs.
Until recently, however, you had to buy your domains elsewhere, which led to all of the problems I described in the introduction to this post. Now, as of the first of the year, Wealthy Affiliate now offers a complete and comprehensive program for affiliate marketers. You can now buy a domain name from within your Wealthy Affiliate member dashboard. Not only that, but the site includes a search tool that makes it easy to find the domain name that you need.
The new service is called Site Domains, and it was essentially the “missing link” that prevented you from being able to do everything you need to do to make money online from within your Wealthy Affiliate dashboard. The new service makes it easy to search for a domain name, too. You just type in a keyword, and a list of available domain names appears in a dropdown list. These names include the main TLDs, such as .com, .net, and .org, as well as lesser-known ones, such as .biz and .xyz.
You won’t have to deal with any upsells when you buy a domain name at Wealthy Affiliate. Not only that, but a number of features that you’d ordinarily have to pay for separately, through an annoying upsell, are included in the price:
Privacy protection – Your “whois” data is protected. This will prevent you from being hassled by salespeople and other domain registars, who like contacting people who own domains just so they can try to sell things to them. GoDaddy charges $7.99 per year for this service, but it’s included for free at Wealthy Affiliate
Free email – Email services are also included with each domain name and some registrars charge as much as $50 per year for this.
No DNS hassles – Setting up DNS for your domain name can be difficult when you buy your domain name from one place but have your hosting somewhere else. When you buy using Site Domains, the handling of DNS details is automatic and transparent. It’s done for you automatically and you simply don’t have to worry about it.
When it’s time to renew your domain name, you can take care of renewing it right within your Wealthy Affiliate dashboard.
Domain name pricing with Site Domains is competitive, and is in line with the prices the other domain name registrars charge. Except, of course, that you won’t have to worry about having a bunch of upsells offered to you.
With the introduction of Site Domains, Wealthy Affiliate members (even the free ones!) now have the ability to find a niche, search for a domain name, buy it, build a site, and have it hosted for free and they can do it all in one place. That you can do all of this in the same place where you can also learn how to build the site, how to create content and how to promote the site so that you can make money is just a huge bonus. With the introduction of Site Domains, Wealthy Affiliate is now a “one stop shop” for anyone interested in affiliate marketing.
Domain Name Summary
If you’re going to try to make money online through affiliate marketing, you’re going to need a domain name. You’re going to need a Website. You’re going to need Web hosting. These things all cost money, and you’ve often got to make arrangements to get them through different companies. Then you need to keep track of which company offers you this service, which one offers you that service and when the payments are due. I once had 1500 different domain names at one time, and keeping track of all of it was a nightmare, as I tended to buy the names from whoever had them on sale.
With Site Domains from Wealthy Affiliate, it’s now easy. Sign up. Buy your domain. Host your domain. Learn more. It’s all in one place, and it couldn’t be easier.