How to Make My Own Domain

by Soren Bagley

One of the most important steps in starting your own website is establishing a domain. While this task might seem daunting at first, it is actually a lot easier than you might expect. Follow these steps, and have your own domain set up by the end of the day.

Choose a domain name.

Go to www.GoDaddy.com

Type the chosen domain name in the empty text box in the middle of the screen beneath the words "start a domain name search." (if the domain name is not available, repeat steps one through three until you find a website name that is not taken.)

Return to the GoDaddy homepage.

Scroll down the page until you see a box containing the words "Is this your first time on GoDaddy?" Click this box.

Follow the prompts to complete the online registration form.

Pay by credit card.

Tip

  • check GoDaddy is only one of many so called "registrars" that provide this service. For alternative registrars refer to the link in the Resources section of this article.

Warning

  • close Before you create your domain, it is important that you have a clear idea of exactly what the purpose of your website is going to be since this will greatly affect the type of domain package that you will want to purchase.

Items you will need

About the Author

Soren Bagley recently graduated from the University of Toledo with a B.A. in English Literature. He has been a professional writer for two years and his work has appeared on a wide variety of internet web sites, including Associated Content.com and Ehow.com.

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