How Do You Purchase A New Domain Name?
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a new domain name requires two steps.
may sound trickier than it is. It is actually quite easy. But you will
want to go about your purchase in different ways depending on which of
the following four categories you fall into.
You want to buy a domain name as an investment on the name itself and
you never plan to actually build a web site. (Why not, many names
alone have sold for millions!!!)
In this situation,
you will want an authorized domain name seller that also provides parking
services as a one-time fee. Even though you never plan to build a web
site, you can't buy a name without parking services. Network
Solutions is the most popular domain name seller in the world.
(They sell about 4 out of 5 .com domains). They provide this purchase
and parking bundled package.
You want to buy a domain name and you eventually will build a web site
once you've learned more about how to build a good web site.
If you are
uncertain, you can always go with the option we outlined for situation
#1. But you may want to consider who your eventual web hosting company
will be. One web host company we recommend is Verio.
You can buy your domain name through them now but not pay any monthly
web hosting fees until you are ready to actually put your web site up
sometime down the road. Buying your name through your eventual web host
company will save you the minor hassle of changing your domain parking
You want to buy a domain name and immediately start building your web
In this situation,
you should probably decide who your web host company is going to be before
you buy your domain name. This will make the process much easier because
your web host company will sell you a monthly web hosting package and
handle your domain name purchase all at once.
You want to buy a domain name and host your web site on your own computer(s)
(Definitely not recommended for any small business, particularly those
just starting out.)