A custom domain name is must for a business, enterprise, website, or blog. In this tutorial, I’ll be showing you how to register a domain name with Godaddy. Godaddy offers you cheapest domain name with high quality of service. You can find other domain registrars that offer cheapest domain names but you should opt Godaddy because of its reliable and up-to-date services. Before registering a domain name online, measuring service quality of a domain registrar is very crucial. You need a domain registrar that keeps your domain online all the time. And for your information, Godaddy has more than 17 million customers worldwide; that is a good number to judge its service quality.
I’ve couple of domains on Godaddy and I’m quite satisfied with its services. Today, in this tutorial, I’ll help you register a domain name with Godaddy. Before that, take a look on the following paragraphs.
I think you already have decided a name for your domain but just for your information I would like to tell you that never register a domain name using your name like sunilkumer.com unless you’re going to start a personal blog or you’re an iconic figure who needs such domain name. So, here, a question arises “Then which domain should I register?” Answer is very simple if you own a business then buy a domain name using your company name, if you’re going to start a blog or website to earn money online then buy a domain name related to your domain topic.
Nowadays many domain extensions are available so you can register anyone pertaining your domain purpose. But here are some most commonly used domain extensions:
.COM – This domain extension represents company. You can register a domain using .com extension if you own a company. Also if you’re going launch a website or blog and you would like to target international audience then go for it. I personally recommend this domain extension.
.NET- You can register a domain with .net extension, that represents network, if your company is related to network field. After .com domains people prefer this domain extension.
.ORG- Usually this domain extension is for organizations. However, if you’re unable to register a domain with .com or .net extension then you can buy domain with this extension.
.EDU- This domain extension is for educational institutions. If you run a school, college, or learning centre then you can opt this domain extension.
.ONLINE or .SHOP- These domain extensions are for online shopping stores. If you’re planning to start an e-commerce store then you can register a domain with either extension.
There are so many other domain extensions available. You can choose any of them. But for your information, no domain extension can beat .com domains so your first priority should be .com.
- Try to register a domain with short words. Try to find 3, 4, or 5 words domain. Though nowadays it’s almost impossible to find short domains, however, if you could find one then it’d be like finding gold in creeks and streams. Note: If you’re buying a domain for your company then avoid this tip.
- Prefer to buy domain name using English words especially when your target audience is international.
- Pick a domain name that is easy to remember.
- Don’t try to register a domain name that sounds like others’. Instead buy unique domain name and make it so famous that one day it will become a brand.
- Don’t add special characters to your domain. This is the worst mistake you can do while registering a domain name.
Now, let me show you how to register a domain name with Godaddy. You can register your first domain name on Godaddy at the rate of Rs. 99 for first year.
How to Register a Domain Name with Godaddy @ Rs. 99 Per Year
Go to Godaddy’s official website and enter a domain name that you want to register for example I’ve entered reviewkart in the search box, and then hit Search button. If your domain name is available then click on Select button.
Now click on Continue to Cart.
On the next page, select term say 1 year, 2 years, or the like. You can toggle Protect your privacy but I don’t recommend it. If you’re a new blogger or businessman then I don’t think you should opt for this. Subsequently, click on Register button.
Now enter your details and create an account on Godaddy.
Now click on add payment.
Click on Edit and select your country. Then you will be able to see available payment methods.
After selecting your country, click on add button.
Now enter your payment details like I’ve selected debit card and entered my debit card details. Thereafter click on Next button.
Next enter your billing details and hit save button.
Now click on Complete on Card.
In the next step you will be asked to confirm your payment by OTP method or other (depanding on payment method you choose). Like I’m using debit card so I need to confirm my payment through OTP (I’ll receive one time password on my registered mobile number). After entering the OTP, click on Make Payment.
That’s it. You’ve successfully registered a domain name with Godaddy. Now login to Godaddy cpanel and use your domain wherever you want to use. You can read how to point your domain from Godaddy to Bluehost.
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