Choosing a Great Domain Name
Building a impressive website starts with one very important step – choosing a great domain name.
A domain name is the ‘address’ of your website.
It’s what people put into their browser to find your website. It’s everything that comes after ‘http://’.
For example, the domain name of this website is http://howtomakeabrandnewwebsite.com
Without a domain name, no-one will ever find your website.
So, how do you get your domain name?
It’s easier and cheaper than you think.
All you need to do is head to any one of the domain name registrars on the web and grab yours for between $9 and $20.
BUT, before you go running off, make sure you check out step 2.
If you purchase your domain name with a different company than the company you get your website hosting with (don’t worry if you don’t know what that is, I’ll explain it in step 2), then you have to go through a setup procedure that can be a little complex.
If you purchase your domain name from the same people you get your website hosting with, then the setup is FAR easier – especially if this is your first website.
So, head to the Step 2 and find out all about website hosting and how to get your first domain name.
In step 2, you’ll learn what to do if someone else has already registered the domain name you want and you’ll also learn about the second vital ingredient in creating your first website: Website Hosting.