If you are someone who owns a website or is planning to put up a website then perhaps you might want to consider registering your own domain name. A domain name is a name that you can use to refer to your web site like “yoursitename.com”. It is not necessary for one to have an organization, a company or an online business to register a domain name. Anyone can simply do it.
There are many reasons for you to consider registering your domain name. One would be the fact that your domain name stays with you even if you change your web host. This is especially good for users who have a lot of followers as they need not go through the hassle of informing all followers about a new URL if they ever decide to change web hosts. A registered domain name also gives you credibility, especially if you are in business. If you register your domain name, people will more likely be able to easily remember and they can return to your web site without difficulty.
If you want to register a domain name for your website, there are simple ways to do that. The first and most important thing is to think of a good domain name. Think of a name that will give your web visitors a sense of what your website is all about and while you’re at it, think of plenty of good domain names because if you think of only one, you might be frustrated once you find out it’s already taken. The next step is to set up payment for the domain name registration. You will need either a verified PayPal account or a credit or debit card for this one and this is a requirement for most, if not all, if you want to immediately get hold of your domain name.
If you have already signed up for a web hosting service previously, try to see if you can obtain the primary as well as the secondary name servers from them and save it somewhere easily accessible. You will be needing this information in order to point your domain name to your website. On the other hand, if you haven’t already signed up for a web hosting service from other providers, your domain registrar will be able to park your domain name at a website which will specifically be set up for your use. A free email address usually comes with your domain name, even if it is still parked at a temporary website.