What is a domain name?

April 7, 2023
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If you are just getting started with your website you'll need your own domain. Let's jump in, get an understanding of what a domain is and the steps you'll take to register your own.

First things first, let's get a basic understanding of what a domain is. Simply put, it's the address of your website on the internet. Domains are made up of two parts: the top-level domain (like .com or and the second-level domain (like google or amazon).

Now that you know what a domain is, let's go through the steps to reguster one. Here's what you need to do:

Step 1: Choose a name for your website

Make sure it's unique, easy to remember (and say) and relevant to your brand.

Step 2: Pick a domain registrar

There are no lack of options and they all do pretty much the same thing. Some better known registrars are GoDaddy, 123reg, and Ionos.

Step 3: Register your domain

You'll need to provide some simple personal info and select how long you'd like to register your domain for (usually from 1 to 10 years).

Step 4: Configure your domain

Once your domain is registered you can connect your it to server. You'll need to set up the DNS to start using it. Depending on where you are hosting your website you'll update the Nameservers or A records.

That's it, you're ready to get started with your own domain.

Hopefully this post has given you a clear guide to the steps you'll need to take, but if you have any questions or would like our help with building your website, don't hesitate to get in touch!


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