How To Register A Domain Name For Your WordPress Website
So first of all, in step number one, I’m going to show you some creative ways to finding your domain name for your WordPress
Site, if you don’t already know what you want. And of course, step number two, I’m going to show you how to register it,
so let’s go ahead and get started.
So what I want you to do is hop on over to google.com and type in “domain tools” and there’s a specific tool on domaintools.com called Domain Suggestions. And I really like this tool because you can type in a bunch of keywords and figure out if the domain that you want is taken, or it’ll also give you some suggestions on other domain names that are related to those specific keywords.
So let’s say for example that I want a domain that is related to internet video tutorials. So if I click on Get Suggestions, as you can see here, InternetVideoTutorials.com is already taken, but the .net – the .org – .info – is available. Now domain tools also generate synonyms that are related internet video tutorials. So as you can see here, we’ve got “internet film tutorials” “internet recording tutorials” “internet video tutorials site” and so forth. And that’s what I like about this tool.
Now let’s talk about registering the specific domain name. Let’s say for example, in this case, that I want this specific one here “internet video tutorials world” – there are many different domain registrars out there. For example, there’s GoDaddy.com and there’s NameCheap.com. In this specific video tutorial, I would recommend that you use NameCheap.com, and that’s “NameCheap.com”.
Now if you go to NameCheap.com and you type in that specific domain name, “internetvideotutorials.com” click on Search; and as you can see here, NameCheap.com displays which domains are available. So as we can see here, the “.com” is available here. And I would recommend that you go ahead and create an account by clicking Sign Up. To pause this video at any time, create an account, go ahead and log in, and simply click on the domain name that you want; click on Add to Cart; and simply go through the Add to Cart process.
Now before I end this specific video, I do want to mention that NameCheap provides a coupon if you do a Google search. So
if I go to google and I type in “NameCheap” and what you want to do is, whatever specific day, for example this is January
2013. So I would say “January 2013 coupon” and do a search for a coupon, and it’s about a dollar off, but you save some money!
So I click on this link here, and it says here that this specific coupon code will give us a discount. So if I go back
over here, in order to use the coupon, you need to be logged in; so I’m going to go ahead and log in. Once I’m logged in,
I can simply apply the coupon code, and it should deduct, as you can see here, we’ve saved about a dollar.
So now what you need to do is click on Checkout, and just basically go through the process of purchasing the domain name.
So as you can see here, you don’t actually purchase it forever, but you basically register it for a yearly basis. So if
I do something like five years, and I know I’m going to use this domain for a long, long time, and I’m building a business
around it, it might be a smart idea to get it for a longer period of time, and that’s it! Now the reason why I recommend
NameCheap is simply because their customer service goes above and beyond most other domain registrars that I have encountered.