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 violations. You can’t use a brand name on your domain.
- Avoid hyphens, numbers, and obscure terms.
- You can use your name as a domain name if you can’t choose a name.
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 leading domain registrars like GoDaddy, Namecheap, etc. Here I’ll show you how to register a domain name from GoDaddy. GoDaddy is the world’s largest domain name registrar company.
Follow these simple steps to buy (register) a domain name from GoDaddy.
Step 1: Go To GoDaddy.com And Search For The Domain Name
At first, go to GoDaddy.com and then type your desired domain name and click on “Search”.
Step 2: Check The Domain Availability & Add It To The Cart
If the domain name is not available, it will show “[domain] 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 “[domain] is available”. Just click on ‘Add to Cart’. (Make sure your domain name’s spelling is correct).
A popup will appear from the right-hand side. GoDaddy automatically adds 2 years of registration. Just select 1 year and click on ‘Continue to Cart’.
On the next page, GoDaddy will ask you to buy ‘Domain Privacy & Protection’. What it does is hiding your all personal information (address, phone number, email, etc) from public.
If you want to invest some money to hide your personal information, just keep it as it is. Otherwise, select ‘No Thanks’.
Then uncheck ‘Start your website for FREE’. Otherwise, it will cost you after one month. And then click on ‘Continue to Cart’.
You’ll be landed to the check out.
Step 3: Proceed To Checkout
Now you need to proceed to check out to complete your purchase. Your total cost will be $4.99 if you haven’t took additional services.
Simply click on ‘Check Out’ button.
Step 4: Create An Account On GoDaddy
If you have already an account on GoDaddy, just sign in to your account. If you don’t have any, you need to create one. Just give your email, username and password, create the account.
Step 5: Enter Your Billing & Account Information And Complete The Payment
On the next steps, you need to enter your Billing 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 ‘Save’.
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.
Once you have a GoDaddy domain name, you are just a few steps away to get your site online.
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.