If you have an Idea to start a website or if own a local business and you want to promote it online, the first thing you need to have is a domain name. Having TLD(Top Level Domain) would be better because it will help you to rank faster in search engines. In this article, I will tell you how you can buy a cheap domain name(.com).
But most of us think TLD’s would be expensive, though it’s right. At the beginning stage, no one would like to invest more money on this kind of things, because we don’t know whether we get succeeded or not.
Sometimes people will go for free domains because of the expensiveness of TLD’s. Why we need to go for a free low-level domain when we can get TLD(.com) for cheap.
Before going to the point I just want to share few things how you select the right domain for your website or business.
- 1 Tips for Choosing the Right Domain Name
- 2 Register a Domain Name on GoDaddy
- 3 Register a Domain Name on Bluehost
- 4 Other Domain Name Registrars
Tips for Choosing the Right Domain Name
Choosing a Domain Name is like choosing a name for your company because this name would be your identity on the web. The first and most important thing is that you need to buy a domain name from a reputed domain registrar like GoDaddy, Bigrock, Namecheap, Bluehost, etc.,
Tip1: Keep it short and Easy to remember
Keep your domain name short(try to get in 9-12 letters) and easy to remember because people don’t remember larger domain names and don’t use hyphens, numbers, and words with multiple letters.
Tip2: Use Keywords
Try to use a keyword in your domain name that describes the services you offer. For example, if you have used car parts business, you may use domains like usedautoparts.com or usedcarparts.com. It helps to increase your rank on search engines and increase your traffic.
Tip3: Target your area
If you are buying a domain for your local business it’s better you include the city or state in your domain name. Which makes easy for customers to remember and find. Example: Dallasautorepair.com
Tip4: Check Trademark and copyright
Make sure to check the name you have selected isn’t trademarked, copyrighted or being used by any other company.
Tip5: Use top domain name extensions
Try to get a domain with top TLD’s like .com. .net, .org. Which helps you to rank faster and gaining peoples trust.
You can use below tools for getting domain ideas.
After choosing the right name for your website now here is the main thing how you get a cheap domain name(.com) from a reputed domain registrar(Godaddy.com)
Godaddy runs a promotion called buy .com at $0.99 with this we can get a .com domain at $0.99 and taxes. This is for the first year from the next year onwards it will cost you $24.99 per year taxes will be added extra. Also, this is Limit 1 per customer.
If you see the same offer in INR it will cost you ₹399.00 and taxes for the 1st year. From the next year onwards it will cost you ₹799.00/yr.
If you stay outside the USA and want the offer in dollars then you may need to use a VPN to get the offer.
Step1: Go to GoDaddy.com and enter the domain name you wish to purchase then click on search.
Step2: Click on Add to Cart and then click on Continue to Cart.
Step3: In this step it will ask for adding Privacy Protection which help to hide our personal information showing in public WHOIS directory. It’s your wish you can add it or ignore. But my suggestion is adding would be better. Then click on Continue to Cart.
Step4: Now just select 1 year from dropdown and Click on Create account.
Step5: In this Enter your Email, username, password and click on Create Account
Step6: Enter your Name, Phone number, Address and Click on Save
Step7: Make the payment your order will be placed and you own the domain name.
Bluehost is one of the best-known companies to buy hosting. Their host service is amazing and support is more than that. This offers a free domain name when we purchase the hosting from them. One of the benefits of buying the domain name and hosting from one place is you don’t need to map them again.
Step1: Go to Bluehost.com and mouse over to hosting and select the hosting you want from drop down.
Step2: Select from the various plan available depending on your need. I selected Basic in Shared hosting.
Step3: Now enter the name you chosen for your website and click on next.
Step4: Here enter your information like name, address, phone number and select how many years you need the hosting plan then enter payment details and click on submit.
That’s it you will have domain with the hosting.
Other Domain Name Registrars
There are some other companies which providing domain name you check them.
If you are using any other domain services or if you find anywhere cheaper then these do let me know via comments and don’t forget to share the post with your friends on facebook and twitter.