What is a Domain Name and How Does it Work?
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What is a Domain Name and How Does it Work?


Hello and welcome to another video from the
“Create your First Blog With Alek” video series. My name is Alek and you are watching the video
number 6: What is a Domain Name? If you’re new to domain names, this is what
you’ll learn by watching this video: What Is A Domain Name
Do You Own Or Rent A Domain Name Most Popular Domain Name Extensions
What Is The The Cost Of A Domain Name What Are Domain Name Registrars
How To Register A Domain Name First steps toward installing and setting
up a self-hosted WordPress blog are: Making a decision about a domain name (or
URL — Unique Resource Locator) Purchasing the registration of that name through
a domain registrar. A domain name is the unique web address that
you type in your web browser’s address bar in Firefox, Google Chrome, or Opera to visit
a web site. An example of a domain name is AlekStanojevic.com. I emphasize the word unique because no two
domain names can be the same. If someone else has registered the domain name you want, you
can’t have it. With that in mind, it sometimes takes a bit
of time to find a domain that isn’t already in use and is available for you to use. Because you want to establish a brand of yourself,
then it is beneficial to register a domain name which includes your personal name. It is preferable to register a domain name
with a .com extension over the other extensions, but if you are unfortunate enough to have
a reasonably common name, then the .com option may not be available, even if you put a hyphen
(-) in between your first and last names. If this is the case, you could try one of
the other domain name extensions, such as: .org
.net .info Alternatively, if you are adamant you want
a .com domain name, you could try and register something along the lines of the following
to include your personal name: YourNameBlog.com
YourNameOnline.com YourNameMarketing.com
YourNameDotCom.com AskYourName.com
WorkWithYourName.com LearnXYZWithYourName.com (XYZ — Spanish, Guitar, WordPress, etc.) With a little imagination you should be able
to come up with something both suitable and brandable if the obvious choice is not available. Do you own or rent a Domain Name? In reality, when you ‘buy’ a domain name,
you don’t really own it you’re purchasing the right to use that domain name for the
period of time specified in your order. You can register a domain name for one year
or up to ten years. Most registrars give you the option of signing
up for a service called ‘Auto Renew’.This service automatically renews your domain name
and bills the charges to the credit card you have set up on that account. The registrar sends you a reminder a few months
in advance, telling you it’s time to renew. If you do not have Auto Renew set up, you
need to log in to your registrar account before it expires and manually renew your domain
name. Domain Name Extensions When registering a domain name, be aware of
the extension that you want. The .com, .net, .org, .info, or .biz extension that you see
tagged at the end of any domain name is the top-level domain extension. When you register your domain name, you’re
asked to choose the extension you want for your domain. Just because you have registered your domain
as a .com doesn’t mean that someone else doesn’t, or can’t, own the very same domain name with
a .net. So if you register YourName.com, and it becomes
a hugely popular site among your readers, someone else can come along and register Yourname.net,
and run a similar site to yours. The other reason could be that that person
have the same first and last name as you. If you want to prevent this problem you can
register your domain name with all available extensions. The cost of a domain name Registering a domain name costs you anywhere
from $1 to $25 per year, depending on what service you use for a registrar and what options
(such as privacy options and search engine submission services) you apply to your domain
name during the registration process. When you pay the domain registration fee today,
you need to pay another registration fee when the renewal date comes up again in a year,
or two, or five — how many years you chose to register your domain name for. The usual price for a .com domain name is
about $10 per year. Registering a domain name Domain registrars are companies that sells
domain names. They must be certified and approved by ICANN Internet Corporation for Assigned
Names and Numbers. Although hundreds of domain registrars exist
today, the ones in the following list are popular because of their: longevity in the industry
competitive pricing variety of services they offer in addition
to domain name registration (such as web hosting and website traffic builders) www.GoDaddy.com
www.NameCheap.com www.Name.com No matter where you choose to register your
domain name, here are the steps you can take to accomplish this task: 1. Decide on a domain name Doing a little planning and forethought here
is necessary. Many people think of a domain name as a brand — a way of identifying their
web sites or blogs. Think of potential names for your site; then you can proceed with your
plan. 2. Verify the domain name’s availability In your web browser, enter the URL of the
domain registrar of your choice (for example: www.namecheap.com). Look for the section on the registrar’s web
site that lets you enter the domain name (typically, a short text field) to see if it’s available.
If the domain name isn’t available as a .com, try .net or .info. 3. Purchase the domain name Follow the domain registrar’s steps to purchase
the name using your credit card. After you complete the checkout process, you receive
an email confirming your purchase, so be sure to use a valid email address during the registration
process. NOTE: Some of the domain registrars have hosting
services that you can sign up for, but you DON’T have to use those services. Often, you
can find hosting services for a lower cost than most domain registrars offer. It just
takes a little research. Now that you know more about: What Is A Domain Name
Do You Own Or Rent A Domain Name Most Popular Domain Name Extensions
What Is The The Cost Of A Domain Name What Are Domain Name Registrars
How To Register A Domain Name Now it’s the right time to talk about one
of the best domain registrars in the world Namecheap This is why I invite to watch the next video
called… Five Reasons To Use Namecheap In that video we will discuss in more detail
about the Namecheap domain registrar and why to use its services Before you go, I have 2 questions for you: 1. Do you like the idea of making money online
blogging about something that you are passionate or knowledgeable about? 2. Would you like to learn how to do it from
the comfort of your home? if you do, I invite you to visit this special
page on my blog at: http://www.alekstanojevic.com/work-with-alek/ If you are like me and dream about being your
own boss, working from the comfort of your home, and earning 100% commissions for your
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information about one business opportunity that offers that! Alright, this is the end of the video number
6 If you’ve learned something new from this
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touch and be informed about upcoming videos. Thanks for watching and I’ll see you in the
video number 7 – 5 Good Reasons To Use Namecheap

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