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How to Register a Domain Name for Your Blog / Webpage

Updated on April 24, 2008

If you are going to start a new blog / website you should start with your own domain name. Even if you are starting out just as a hobby or for earning few bucks consider that your blog / website can grow bigger someday and when you want to move on you shouldn't change your url and lose everything.

Once you start a blog / webpage you start to build your content and increase your traffic you will get links from other pages and get your name noticed around the web. You must be sure that the name you advertise is a name you own. When you decide to move to your own URL you will lose all those links and visitors you've been working for.

Registering your own domain name doesn't require too much investment. You can just register a domain name with .com, .net, .org extension only with 10$. If you can spend 10$ for cinema tickets you should also spend it for registering your domain name.

Registering a domain name is owning an address for your blog / website. Sometimes people confuse registering a domain name with buying a hosting plan. Domain name is the address of your blog / webpage while hosting is for storing the content of your blog / webpage. Starting with registering a domain name will be enough if you want to stay amateur for a while. You can redirect this URL (web address) to any of the free content providers you have. (blogger and other services.)

Registering your own domain name is an easy process. However finding a domain name is the hard part. Considering the hundred millions of domain names already taken you won't be able to get the first name that pops into your mind. There are several domain name suggestion services which provides not taken domain names for a given keywords. When you finally find the perfect domain name for your new blog / website you just register it with a credit card and you are ready to go. When you register your domain name you can buy a hosting service for your needs and direct your domain name there or you can just continue using a free service for your content.

If you are lucky to register a good domain name you can sell it for millions some day.

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      neencusymom 

      3 years ago

      Thanks for introducing a little ratioanltiy into this debate.

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      Annuagaxony 

      5 years ago

      We used to receive at the top of lifestyle nevertheless as of late I've truly accumulated the level of resistance.

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      Domain Registration 

      6 years ago

      Domain registration is the 1st steps to build a website, web site have the main thing in to the business owners, of your online presence products and services. We are providing domain registration in cheap rate all over India and abroad including Delhi.

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      Roger Host 

      6 years ago

      I agree that it is important to register a domain for your blog. I do through icanregistry.com

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      PriyaMehta 

      7 years ago

      Registering for a domain is one of the most basic aspects of developing a site, yet at the same time, it can be vital to a site's success. If ranking high on search engines such as Google is of high priority, then it would be advisable to register an "exact match domain".

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      enb.biba 

      8 years ago

      great hub thank a lot and I realy like it

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      Shawn01 

      8 years ago

      Shawn01

      hi all,

      I’ve heard of “Domain Names” from this blog and I want to thank you for sharing it with us.

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      russ 

      8 years ago

      Registering a domain name might be one of the smartest moves this year...

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      Salaart 

      9 years ago

      Thank for your enlightment... it's a great info

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      aadrin rogers 

      9 years ago

      Yes...your view is true that for the website which will be the source of earning in coming time so everyone should register for domain name now.

      Domain registration india

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      Mark Hess 

      9 years ago from Harrisburg, PA

      Don't forget about SiteAffordable.com for registering your domain :)

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      Sherri 

      10 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Great information. You spelled it all out so simply, especially the difference between domain registration and a hosting service. Thanks!

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      Rob Jundt 

      10 years ago from Midwest USA

      Thanks for the great resource.

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      Cup of Joe 

      10 years ago

      Really good hub. I always wondered how to do that. Thanks!

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      Ricardo Nunes 

      10 years ago from Portugal

      Great hub! It made me register my own domain. I was thinking doing it for ages but you have remind me that I didn´t already need a hosting to own the name ;) Thanks lol

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