2. What is a Domain Registrar?

Domain Name Registrar is an organization or commercial entity that manages the reservation of Internet domain names.

Domain name registration is required for you to own the domain name you want to use.

Domain registration is the process of registering a domain name, which identifies one or more IP addresses with a name that is easier to remember and used in URLs to identify particular Web pages.

A Uniform Resource Locator (URL), commonly informally termed a web address is a reference to a web resource that specifies its location on a computer…

I recommend using the top 5 web hosting sites today:

www.hostgator.com
www.godaddy.com
www.wpengine.com
www.bluehost.com
www.siteground.com

For the purpose of this guide I will be using Hostgator, as it is the one I prefer.
Far left of their menu you can see the “Domains” Tab.

 

Hostgator – Finding domain

Type the domain name you already decided to have in the bar below.

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If your domain name is unavailable, try the next one on your list.

Once you found your domain name, here is the sequence to follow:

  • You will be asked for some details to create your account on Hostgator,
  • Fill in the fields in creating the account,
  • Check your order summary and choose your payment options.

When done purchasing you will be taken to their Customer Portal.

Hostgator – Finding domain

The Hostgator Customer Portal is where you can see your Hostgator account settings, account summary, your billings, and the list of domains you purchases, what hosting you availed and where you can contact the Hostgator support.