The very first step in starting a blog or website is buying a domain name. The domain name is the unique name of your blog / site.
For example, RoadToBlogging.Com is my domain name. Every time you type this domain name on your browser, you go to my blog.
If you are thinking of buying a domain name, you have come to the right place. In this article, I’ll show you how to buy a domain name from GoDaddy for only $ 0.99.
Before going any further, I would like to give you some tips for choosing a good domain name.
- Use the .com extension if possible.
- Make it easy to spell and memorize.
- Avoid copyright infringement. You cannot use a brand name on your domain.
- Avoid hyphens, numbers, and obscure terms.
- You can use your name as the domain name if you cannot choose a name.
Once you have determined your domain name, now is the time to purchase the domain name you want.
When it comes to buying a domain name, I suggest you go with the major domain registrars like GoDaddy, Namecheap, etc. Here I will show you how to register a domain name from GoDaddy. GoDaddy is the world’s largest domain name registrar.
Follow these simple steps to purchase (register) a domain name from GoDaddy.
Step 1: Go to GoDaddy.com and search for the domain name
First, go to GoDaddy.com, then type in the desired domain name and click “Search”.
Step 2: Check the availability of the domain and add it to the cart
If the domain name is not available, it will display “[domain] is taken. ”And it will suggest an available domain name based on your domain search.
If the domain name is available, it will display “[domain] is available. ”Just click“ Add to Cart. ”(Make sure your domain name is spelled correctly).
A pop-up window will appear on the right side. GoDaddy automatically adds 2 years of registration. Simply select 1 year and click “Continue to Cart”.
On the next page, GoDaddy will ask you to purchase ‘Domain Privacy & Protection’. It hides all your personal information (address, phone number, e-mail, etc.) from the public.
If you want to invest money to hide your personal information, keep it as is. Otherwise, select “No thanks”.
Then uncheck “Start your website for FREE”. Otherwise, it will cost you after a month. And then click on “Continue to cart”.
You will be redirected to the start.
Step 3: proceed to checkout
Now you need to check out to complete your purchase. Your total cost will be $ 4.99 if you haven’t taken any additional services.
Just click on the “Check” button.
Step 4: Create an account on GoDaddy
If you already have an account on GoDaddy, simply log into your account. If you don’t have one, you need to create one. Just give your email, username and password, create the account.
Step 5: Enter your billing and account information and make payment
In the following steps, you need to enter your billing information and payment information.
GoDaddy offers several payment options. To reveal this offer you must use a credit / debit / prepaid card or checking account.
After entering all your information, click “Save”.
Complete your payment. Your account will be activated automatically and you will receive a confirmation message in your email. You will also find your login information there.
That’s all. You now have a domain name.
Once you have a GoDaddy domain name, you’re just a few steps away from getting your site live.
Read: I have a domain name… What now?
Hope this step by step tutorial helps you buy a domain name from GoDaddy. If you have any questions regarding GoDaddy, feel free to leave them to me via a comment.