Buying a Domain for Your Website

Feb 10, 2020 | Domains & Hosting

Where to buy your website domain

They are so many websites where you can buy domain names, but I’m going to keep it simple and list my top 3. Prices for the same domain can differ slightly depending on where you buy and my top 3 regularly run promotions that you can keep an eye out for.

1. NameCheap
2. GoDaddy
3. 123Reg

Choosing a Name

It goes without saying that if you have a business name, you will probably want to buy your business name with a .com or the relevant country code on the end as your domain name. But, that can be easier said than done. If you have a short business name or a fairly common name, you will probably find the .com address has already been taken.

One way around that is to get creative with the name or to consider whether a different top-level domain would suit (.com, .biz, .io). For example, if ABC Windows find their name already taken by a company with the same name in a different state, they might choose MeetABCWindows.com or WeAreABCWindows.com. The domain name providers listed above will provide suggestions to you, if your first choice isn’t available.

Hosting

You might be wondering whether you should purchase hosting for your website at the same time as your domain name purchase. Before you do so, I recommend reading this article on the Top Website Hosting Providers. Price is just one factor when choosing hosting for your website. More importantly, you will want to ensure your provider offers security, good performance, backups and any other features that you will need to successfully run your website.