Domain Name Buying Just Got Easier at Wealthy Affiliate

Domain Name Purchasing Made Easy

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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.

domain nameAdding 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.

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Domain Name – How to Choose a Good One

Domain Name – How Important is it?

Before you can build a Website to make money online, you have to have a domain name for it.  What’s a domain name?   It’s a simple way of referring to your Website.  The computers that keep track of all of the sites on the Web actually use Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to keep track of them, but it’s asking a lot of Internet users to remember IP addresses when they want to visit a Website.  If you want to buy something from Amazon, wouldn’t you rather type in Amazon.com than 205.251.242.54?  The domain name system was created so that people could easily navigate to Websites, and choosing a domain name for your business is a vital first step towards your goal to work online from home.

domain name - choose oneBuying a domain name isn’t difficult; you have to first visit a site known as a registrar.  These are sites that are tasked with selling domain names and reporting them to ICANN, the legal entity in charge of keeping track of all of them.  Most registrars, such as GoDaddy.com, have search tools that will allow you to see if the name you want is available.  What domain name should you choose?  You want to choose something that is related to your marketing niche, easy to remember and ideally one that uses one of the three main Top Level Domains (TLD) – .com, .net, or .org.  There are literally hundreds of other TLDs that are available, such as .info, .biz, .us, .click, and so on, but most visitors trust the three main TLDs more than they do the others.  That may change in time, but for now, you should try to find a domain name that’s either a .com, a .net, or a .org, and you should look for them in that order.

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