Beginner’s Guide: How to Buy Domain Name From GoDaddy
The very first step on starting a blog or website is to buy a Domain Name. This is the unique name of your blog/site.
For example, RoadToBlogging.Com is my domain name. Whenever you type this domain name on your browser, you will enter my blog.
If you are planning to purchase a domain name, you are on the right place. In this post, I will show you how to register a domain name from GoDaddy.
Before moving further, I’d love to give you some tips on choosing a good domain name.
- Go with .com extension if possible.
- Make it easy to spell and remember.
- Avoid copyright violation. You can’t use a brand name on your domain.
- Avoid hyphens, numbers & obscure terms.
- You can use your name as a domain name if you aren’t sure what to use.
Once you’ve determined the name of your domain, now time to buy your desired domain name.
When it comes to buying a domain name, I’d suggest you to go with a leading company like GoDaddy. It is the world’s largest domain name registrar that offers affordable Top Level Domain.
Now let’s see how to buy a domain from GoDaddy.
How to Buy a Domain Name From GoDaddy
At first, go to Godaddy.com and type your domain name. Then click on ‘SEARCH DOMAIN’
If the domain name is not available, it will show “Sorry, yourdomain.com is taken”. And it will suggest you some available domain name based on your domain search.
If the domain name is available, it will show “Yes, your domain is available”. Just select the domain name and click on ‘CONTINUE TO CART’. (Make sure your domain name’s spelling is correct)
On the next page, it will ask you to protect your personal information, buy hosting and add email to your domain. All of these services will cost you extra money.
I’d suggest you not add any of these services now. You can buy these services later if needed. Now click on “Continue to Cart”.
Then you will be landed to GoDaddy Shopping Cart page. Here you can select your total purchasing year. For the sake of this tutorial, I select 1 year.
You can see your total cost on the left side. Now click on ‘Proceed to Checkout’.
If you have already an account on GoDaddy, just login to your account. If you don’t have any, you need to create on. Click on ‘Continue’ under new customers.
On the next page, you need to enter your Billing information, Account Information and Payment Information.
GoDaddy has several payment options. It depends on your country. Some common options are Credit/Debit/Prepaid Card, Paypal, Gift Card, Checking Account etc.
After entering your all information, click on ‘Continue’.
Then you will be taken to the payment page according to your payment method.
Complete your payment. Your account will be activated automatically and you will get a confirmation message to your email. You will also get your login details there.
That’s it. Now you have a domain name.
I have a GoDaddy domain name…Now what?
Once you have a GoDaddy domain name, you are just a few steps away to get your site online.
Now you need to buy hosting package from a hosting company. I’d suggest you to buy hosting from HostGator which has already hosted 9,000,000 sites. Then you need to connect GoDaddy with HostGator. Read these following tutorials.
I hope this step by step tutorial helps you to purchase a domain name from GoDaddy. If you have any questions regarding GoDaddy, feel free to ask me via comment.
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