Buying a Domain Name for WordPress
Buying a domain name for WordPress is one of your first things you should think about and the next will be web hosting.
Domain Names are similar to a House Address
Here is an analogy that would make more sense to just about everybody. OK, let’s talk about houses. In order to get to a house or an apartment, you're going to need to have an address, and that’s essentially what a domain name is. Now, you're also going to need to have a house and you're going to need to add things to a house on the outside, which would be the design; and you would need to add things on the inside, like furniture, which could be the content.
Now, when it comes to online, you can have a domain name at any domain registrar. You can have any web hosting company and you can connect the two and then that’s what happens. When somebody visits your website domain name, they see the content. So, that’s basically how it works. But first and foremost, you're going to need a domain name and that’s what we’re going to talk about in this particular video.
There are many different domain registrars where you can register your domains and find different domains. Different domain registrars can be different. Some will have different extensions, which are yourdomain.com, .net, .org, .co and so forth. There are two main domain registrars that I want to talk about because they’ve been around for a long, long time, I've seen many come and go so that way, we keep you safe.
The first one is called itabix.com. If you go here and you are interested in a specific domain name, you could simply enter that here. You can click Get Started and it will tell you if it is available or not. So, let's say for example that we’ll enter your company name and a bunch of random numbers and we’ll click on Check It. As you can see here, it is doing a search and it is telling us how many of these are available. So, we can see that this domain .info, .net, and all of these are available. So, we have .co, .us, .com, .business, .enterprise, .limited. So, that’s why different domain registrars have different extensions. For the most part, they have things like .com, .net, .info, and .co but some of them have things like .enterprise and .limited whereas places like Namecheap will have other extensions as well.
So, obviously, when you are ready and you want to purchase a domain name, simply click Select next to your domain name. It will add it to your cart and you can go through the process of purchasing.
The second part is to find web hosting. Now, there are thousands of web hosting companies out there but fortunately, you can pick and choose a certain one that you like and I’ll show you a few in another post.