Ready to get a new website for your business? Great! Buying a domain name is the first step in the process.
We encourage all our clients to buy their own domain name so that you own it forever. We will, however, help you manage it so you don’t have to become a web expert.
Choose a Registrar
Before you buy your domain, you must first choose a registrar. Registrars show you what domain names are available and how much it will cost to purchase the one you want.
Some of the most popular domain registrars are Google Domains, Namecheap, GoDaddy, and Network Solutions.
We typically send our clients to Namecheap because their price level and features often outweigh what their competitors offer. You are welcome, however, to purchase your domain from any registrar you like!
Buy a Domain Name Through Namecheap
Follow these steps to purchase your perfect domain:
1. Go to namecheap.com.
2. Type in the domain name that you want.
You’ll see the search box in the middle of the page. Type in the name you want to see if it is available.
If the name is available, click the “Add to cart” button. If what you want isn’t available or is way too expensive, this is your time to get creative.
While chiropracticcare.com isn’t available, what about mychiropracticcare.com or bestchiropracticcare.com? Try out different variations and see what works best.
Be sure to account for length as well as spelling. Long domains are harder for people to remember and can often get spelled incorrectly.
Remember, this domain will be with you for a long time! Make sure it is something that reflects your brand and that can evolve with you as your brand grows.
3. Check out.
Once you’ve found your new domain and added it to the cart, it’s time to create an account and check out.
On the checkout page, you’ll be asked about several options. The screen will look like this:
Choose how many years you want to secure the domain name. If the domain expires, someone else can purchase it, so keep that in mind
Decide if you also want to opt in to auto renewal.
The ICANN fee breakdown will tell you everything you need to know about this fee.
Always enable this for every domain you purchase! This protects your info on the public records. This service is free forever through Namecheap.
Also decide if you want to opt in to the auto renewal.
You won’t need this, so don’t enable it.
Improve Your Site:
You’ll see a bunch of add-ons available for purchase. These are upsells that you don’t need.
4. That’s it!
Congrats on the purchase of your domain name!
If you have any questions or run into any trouble with your purchase, we’d be happy to help. Reach out and let us know how we can assist you.
Get a Website for Your Domain
Now that you have a great domain name, it’s time to build a great website!
That’s where Eldie Inc. comes into play. Our team of experts in content, design, and development will work together to create a website that makes an impact. We strive to add value, exceed expectations, and grow your business.
Schedule a free discovery call with us today to discuss your website’s needs!