Registering a domain is a small process and it should be done through the internet only. But you will need the following things to buy a domain in any extension. You will need to have your own valid credit card. You will need your personal e-mail address of yours with strong password. Your full address with state and zip or postal code will also to be filled there. If you are ready with these things go to the internet and open your famous search engine and do a domain search to see whether the domain you are looking for is available for registration.
If necessary become as a member in their web site giving your true details. Because registering a domain name with a false name and address is against the law and if the authorities find it out you may loose your domain name.
Then in the web site go to the domain registration section or search domain box.
There type your domain name only (don't type www.) and select the .com or .org or whatever you like for the domain name's extension.
The domain search result will show whether the domain name is available for registration or not available for registration.
If it is not available then you can use their domain name suggestion tool to select a good domain for your need.
When you had found the domain name that suits you click the buy this domain or purchase this domain button.
The next page will show you for how many years you want to register this domain selection and no spam policy agreement.
The selected domain name can be registered from 1 year to 10 years. Select whatever your choice is.
Read the no spam policy and agree with it by clicking or ticking the box.
In the next page you will be asked for your e-mail address and personal details.
Give the true details.
Then you will be asked whether you will need additional services like domain forwarding etc at an extra cost.
After this page you will be asked to pay for the domain name with your credit card. Fill the fields and agree with the page.
You will get a page display instantly that the domain name has been registered under your name and e-mail address.
In you email inbox you will receive the domain order information mail and domain registration mail.
Then you can go back to your domain control panel and can change your name server to the new server space.
It must look like ns1.myhosting.com if your hosting domain name is from www.myhosting.com
There will be 4 boxes will be available for the name servers to be add.
If every thing is OK (domain resolved) your web site will be in the internet within the next 24- 36 hours time.
There are no free top level domains (TLD) available for you in the internet. Some companies offer TLD domains for US$ 1.00 and it is only for the first year registration only. From the second year on you will have to pay for the domain names each year as per the company’s fixed price. If you are buying the domain name at bargain price, check their terms and policy page first. You must know there are domains available with different name of extensions. The popular domain name is .com
Domain names with 3/4 letters are the best but most of them are already registered. The small number of letters will be very easy for to type and to remember by your customers and clients.
Select the domain names with your primary word in with it. if you are selling shoes in Dallas then try www.dallasshoes.com This will give you a search engine result if people are searching for Dallas shoes. Thus it will give you more visitors. Or you can go for www.dallas-shoes.com; this too will give you customers through search engines. But will give your regular customers a difficult time in typing your domain name. There are domain name shorten service is available in the internet if your domain name is longer one.
It is very important to have your e-mail address very personal. It must be protected with strong password. Other wise hackers can enter in to your computer can collect your personal details and passwords. Then only they can log in to your e-mail address and can request for a domain transfer. So to avoid domain hijacking keep your pass word strong and don't keep it in your computer. Time to time you will get e-mail from your domain registering company to check the accuracy of your domain contacts. Don't just delete them read first and find whether the domain still uses your e-mail and personal contact details. Also in the domain control panel you can use the domain lock facility for the domain safety.
Normally the .com domain name can be purchased from 9 - 15US$ when registering it for the first time. But the domain names like .us, .eu. .uk and .ca are little expensive and are available only for those who have physical addresses in those states. When searching in the internet for these domain names namely as .us, .eu. .uk and .ca the result will be shown as that they are available for registration but will not be easy to register them.
When you have registered a domain name the information of the registrar and contact details, the domain name's registered date and the expiration date and in which server the domain name is hosted will be shown to the public. Some domain registering companies will assist you to protect your privacy by hiding the original registrars name, address and e-mail addresses. Some companies offer this service for free while others offer this for a fee. Protecting you e-mail address will keep you from getting unwanted spam mails in to your e-mail inbox.