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How to Register a Domain Name Updated
Detailed instructions for registering your domain with Namecheap or GoDaddy, including how to configure name servers.
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A domain name is your online identity and choosing wisely can make or break your personal \ business website or blog. Here our are top 12 tips on choosing the a domain name.
As we mentioned above, domain name is your website’s equivalent of a physical address. Where you would use a company’s street address to find their offices, a domain name is how you would find a company’s website.
Without a domain name, you would need to remember the specific IP address of the server you wish to visit. This could either be in an IPv4 format, or the newer IPv6 format, which look as follows:
- IPv4 -
- IPv6 -
As you can see, it is much easier to remember
www.thewebmaster.com than one of the IP addresses above.
A domain name consists of two main elements; the website’s name, and the domain name extension. Using our website as an example,
thewebmaster is the website name, and
.com is the domain name extension.
www part is the subdomain. Historically, people used
www to symbolise the World Wide Web. Today, people use a variety of subdomains, for example, the
blog subdomain may host a companies blog, or
staging may be used by developers to host a development version of your website.
If you need help choosing a domain name you can check out our in-depth guide here. It is good practice to purchase your domain at an experienced registrar, rather than with your hosting provider. We recommend either Namecheap or GoDaddy, and you can find detailed instructions on how to do this here.