Registering a domain on Name.com
- Go to Name.com.
- Type in a name you are interested in and click Search.
- Click the name you want and add it to your cart.
- Click the Shopping Cart icon in the upper right.
- Follow the instructions to complete the order.
If you have not created an account, it will prompt you to do so during the checkout process.
Why register a domain?
The first step in building your website is registering a domain name. Your domain is what you type into your web browser's navigation bar to take you to your site. For example, our domain is www.name.com. People sometimes refer to the domain name as the URL or website.
Registration is the act of purchasing a domain name. This allows you to secure your unique domain name so only you can use it to build a site or create a custom email.
How do you register a domain?
When you register a domain name, you pay a registrar to secure the domain on your behalf from a registry. Each TLD (Top Level Domain) such as .COM, .NET, .NINJA, etc has their own registry that controls all their names.
Registering a domain name means you are securing it for a set amount of time, usually a year. You can renew the domain indefinitely so it stays in your possession. However, you can only register it for as long as the registrar allows, which is usually a max of 10 years.
You can get started registering a domain name right away. Since they are first-come, first serve, you want to secure your domain idea as soon as you can—before anyone else does!