How To Buy A Domain Name Wordpress
A domain name is an address people use to visit your site. It tells the web browser where to look for your site. Just like a street address, a domain is how people find your website online. And, like having a sign in front of your store, a domain name helps give your site a professional look.
If you are not ready to add a custom domain, you can create your site and add a domain later. Your site comes with a .wordpress.com address (or .wpcomstaging.com on plugin-enabled sites) that you can use for this purpose.
If you prefer to use the free .wordpress.com or .wpcomstaging.com site address as the primary domain, click the three dots next to your free address and select Make primary site address:
When registering a domain name, make sure you use a valid email address in the Domain Registration Information. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) requires your contact information to be valid.
Your domain name is an Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) if it contains language-specific characters such as ä, û, ע, ж, 字, म. Domain registration, transfers-in, and connecting for IDNs is not currently supported at WordPress.com.
WordPress.com has chosen the non-www version of your site as the canonical URL. While www was required in the early days of the internet, it is no longer required or advantageous. Your site address can still be reached at the www version of the domain name, but it will always redirect to the non-www version. This is for SEO reasons; search engines prefer one version of the site address is set as the canonical URL because otherwise, they will see duplicate content.
The first step towards building a website is to find a good domain name and register it. In this article, we will show you how to register a domain name, step by step. We will also share a tip on how you can register a domain name for free.
No, you do not need a website to register a domain name. You can register a domain name and make a website later. You can also register a domain name and setup a temporary website or coming soon page with SeedProd.
Network Solutions is one of the oldest names in the domain name business. They have been registering domain names since 1993 and at that time were the only registrar for all common domain name extensions.
You should always stick to .com domain names. They are the easiest to remember, and most mobile devices have a dedicated .com key in their keyboards. For more details, see our article on the difference between domain name extensions.
Apart from the most common .com, .net, and .org, there are dozens more domain name extensions available. However, these new domain extensions are hard to remember and difficult to brand. To learn more, see our article on choosing a new domain extension for your website.
You cannot buy a domain name permanently. Domain name registration is done on a yearly basis. However, you can pre-pay for up to 10 years which guarantees that you will have a domain name for 10 years.
Unless you renew your domain name, it will automatically expire after the registration period you have paid for. Some domain name companies offer a grace period to renew your registration, but it is not guaranteed, and you can lose control of your domain name if you let it expire.
You can renew your domain name from your domain control panel. We strongly recommend that you turn on auto-renew feature to automatically renew your domain name. You can always turn it off if you decide not to keep a domain name.
No, while you cannot buy a domain name anonymously due to ICANN regulation which requires the registrar to have your contact information, you can most certainly keep your personal information anonymous from the general public.
We hope this article helped you learn how to register a domain name for your website. You may also want to see our tips on how to make money online with your new domain name and/or how to create a free business email address.
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