How To Register A Domain Name From GoDaddy [For $0.99]

The very first step of 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 in the right place. In this post, I will show you how to buy a domain name from GoDaddy for just $0.99.

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 it’s time to buy your desired domain name.

When it comes to buying a domain name, I’d suggest you go with a leading company like GoDaddy. It is the world’s largest domain name registrar that offers affordable Top Level Domain.

Follow these simple steps to buy (register) a domain name from GoDaddy.

Step 1: Visit GoDaddy.com & Search For Your Desired Domain Name

At first, go to GoDaddy.com through this Promo Link (1). Then type your desired domain name and click on “Search” (2).

Step 2: Check The Availability of Your Domain Name

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 (1) and click on ‘Continue to Cart’ (2).  (Make sure your domain name’s spelling is correct)

Step 3: Add The Domain Name To Your Cart

On the next page, it will ask you to protect your personal information and add email to your domain. All of these services will cost you extra money.

I’d suggest you not to add any of these services now. You can buy these services later if needed. Now click on “Continue with these options”.

Step 4: Proceed To Checkout

Then you will be landed to GoDaddy Shopping Cart page. Here you can select your total purchasing year. To get your Domain name for just $0.99, select 1 year (1).  You can see your total cost on the left side. You will have to pay a small fee of $0.18 which will make your total cost $1.17.

Now click on ‘Proceed to Checkout’ (2).

Step 5: Create An Account On GoDaddy

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 ‘Create an account’.

GoDaddy allows you to create an account with your Facebook ID. But I’d recommend you to create one with your email account.

Step 6: Enter Your Billing & Account Information And Complete The Payment

On the next page, you need to enter your Billing information, Account Information and Payment Information.

GoDaddy has several payment options. To reveal this offer, you have to use Credit/Debit/Prepaid Card or Checking Account.

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.

Over To You

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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  • Vivek says:

    Hi Istiak,

    Great sound for how to buy domain name. Actually I used to be very confused for how to buy a domain. There many option to buy domain name but ever I didn’t try to buy. I read your this article & feel buying domain is really easy task to do. Thanks a lot for sharing this kind of such a great post.

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      Hey Vivek,
      It’s really a easy task. So are you going to buy domain name for you?

  • Vivek says:

    yes Istiak, I am looking to buy a domain & it will be more better if you suggest me a short domain name.

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      Hey Vivek, Actually it depends on your site topics. If you want to make a new Brand with your domain name then you can choose a different name like labnol.org. Or if you want to choose a domain name that is related your blog topic then it can be like roadtoblogging.com.
      If you are going to start personal blog, then it could be vivek.com.

  • Vivek says:

    Thanks Istiak, for wonderful suggestion. Actually I am looking to make a blog of tech like yours so for that I am looking for a good domain name. it you have idea for a good domain name for tech site than please let me know & can you share you email id for long discussion.

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      I’ve just send you a Email. Feel free to ask any think you want to know.

  • Dear Ishtiak,

    I am from dhaka and my concern is to buy a new domain from godaddy or namecheap but i have not any master card to do it. Can i get any mastercard from IFIC bank of bangladesh and will it work? have u any idea please share with me. or if you have other options from where i can manage mastercard from any bank of our country please share.

    Thanks
    firoz

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      Though I never use Mastercard to buy a domain name, But I am quite sure that Mastercard from Bangledeshi bank will work for you. Before applying for Mastercard, you can ask the banker whether you can use the card for online shopping. Hope it helps.

      • Sahriar says:

        Hey dear Istiak,

        you’ve said above that you never use mastercard for buying domain so i want to know how u buy domain? I am from BD and want to buy domain but dont know how to pay for it. Please Please share how can i?

  • Pratik Sah says:

    brother I am totally confused that from where I can make website,
    from weebly or wordpress or any other drag & drop website builder.
    or simply start from the zero level…the code writing method.
    please suggest me.

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      Bro, just start with WordPress. I’ve been using WordPress for more than 3 years. And I can assure you that WordPress is the best blogging platform. If you want to learn about WordPress, read our WordPress Guide for Beginners.

      Let me know if you need any help!

  • Pronob says:

    bro,I need help. I want to buy a domain on blog niche. Will you suggest some name via mail and please suggest some name without these words like blog,blogging etc.Thanks in advance.

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      Try domain name suggestion tools.

      • Pronob says:

        can I buy domain via PayPal?

        • Istiak Rayhan says:

          Yes, you can. But you need to pay with credit card to avail this offer (99 cent domain).

  • T I Antor says:

    On January 2015, I have bought 2 domains with ‘Deluxe’ hosting plan and I am still there. I did not face any problem with them. Godaddy is really great. There is a common complaint that Godday has only “call” option for communication. As they are not available in live chat or email, people who are not native English speaker face problems. I am not good enough in speaking English. But, I have a different solution to talk to them. It’s their facebook fan page – https://www.facebook.com/GoDaddy/. When you put a message there, you can hear them quickly.

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      Thanks for sharing your experience. I have never used their hosting service. Good to know that they are offering a good service.

  • Hector says:

    Thanks for putting up this wonderful article. Why signing up with Hostgator or any hosting company, can’t GoDaddy host it for you as well at that same cost? Am just asking to get the full details.

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t host your site on domain registrar.

      1. Hosting services like HostGator, Bluehost offer better services than the domain registrars.
      2. It’s good for security.
      3. You can change your host easily if needed.

  • Gautam Nagraj says:

    Hi Istiak
    i want to register domain name from godaddy but facing payment issues, while checkout i saw there is no PayPal option to pay[and i have only paypal account], there is only credit card and Checking Account though i also don’t have credit card so i have created account on Virtual Credit Card on EntroPay but still they are showing following error

    “There was a problem processing your transaction. Please verify your payment information or use an alternate form of payment.”

    I have purchased so many themes by using this Virtual Credit card also purchase domain name from NameCheap or Name.com but GoDaddy doesn’t accepting this card, Name.com Gives Domain name at $9 and NameCheap Giving .COM for $10 and GoDaddy Giving At Just $0.99 so i would like to go with GoDaddy

    Any Help Would Be Appreciated :)

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      Recently I bought a domain name from GoDaddy through my Payoneer MasterCard. If you have Payoneer card, you use that. Or else, you can give another try with your Virtual Card.

  • DANKWAH KENNEDY says:

    HI Istiak !!
    I Have been wondering how to host my website without having any constraints issues, i already have my HTML files and PHP file documents manually coded, can you please suggest to me how to get it host? i have a database attached file, how do i deal with that as well.

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      Have you bought a web hosting plan?

  • m.saif says:

    Ishtika bro, is it possible to make a website first and then go gor domain buy n hosting plans. As making website is itself a lengthy process.

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      Yeah, it’s possible. But you need to a bit of tech savvy to do that. I don’t recommend that. It’s better to buy the domain and web hosting first and then simply install WordPress.

      Let me know if you need any help.