We continue the Manny M. Viloria Big Business Training Series with the process of registering your domain name.
A domain name makes it easier for people to get to your website. An example of a domain name would be Viloria.net or TrulyRichPinoy.com
You can register a domain name in various domain name registrars online, with the help of your credit card.
1. NameCheap (aff link)
A number of bloggers and online marketers register their domain names with NameCheap.
Once you start building more websites (and registering more domain names), you may wish to spread those domains over several domain name registrars. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket, so to speak.
4. DomainsPH (if you want a dot com dot ph domain name)
Should I register a dotcom or a dotnet domain name?
Register both, if you want better protection and coverage of your brand. For example, if your name is Juan Dela Cruz, you may wish to register your firstnamelastname dot com and firstnamelastname dot net.
You don’t need to have a full website at both the dotcom and dotnet addresses. You can have one website at the dotcom domain name, and then just have the dotnet domain name automatically forward visitors to your dotcom website.
Should I get domain privacy?
Yes, please get domain privacy is you want to hide your email address. Otherwise, when spammers review your Domain Name information, they’ll see your contact info (email address) and will most likely bombard you with spam.
Alternatively, some of them might even try to hack your domain name account password once they know the email address that you used when you registered your domain name.
We have some domains with privacy switched on, and others without. It depends on the level of security that you want with each domain.
Our recommendation: With your first domain name (first website), do not use privacy.
You want the search engines to easily see Ownership Info of your domain.
Later on, afer you’ve added more useful content to your blog or website, and after you’ve grown your reputation online, you may consider switching privacy on for the aged domain.
For brand new domains, stay transparent and do not use Domain Privacy first.
Should I get webhosting via my domain name registrar?
We recommend that you get webhosting separately.
As far as your domain name registrar is concerned, just register the domain name. Later on, we’ll teach you how to point your domain name to a separate web host provider.
This means that when people type your dotcom or dotnet domain name in their web browser, they’ll be brought to the web host provider’s hard disk where your webpages are stored.
How do I point my domain name to my webhost account?
This assumes that you get a web hosting account first, so that you will know what Nameserver Entries to use. For example, if you go and Sign Up For A Dreamhost Webhosting Account, the basic nameserver entries would be:
You (or the techie in your team) can easily copy the above Nameserver Entries (one line at a time), and paste them in the webpage inside your Domain Name Registrar’s website so that they’ll know where to send people who type your Domain Name in the web browser.
We’ll add some screenshots here in the future.
Do you have questions?
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