Things you need to know:
A list of advice and best practices for new domains
Start with the basics. Make sure you understand how a domain works and what it is used for.
Join forums to get feedback on your ideas and ask questions about the domain you are interested in.
Research other domains that are similar to yours or have done well in the past to see what they have done.
Think about who your target audience is, where they live, and what they like before you start building your website or blog.
Setting Up Your Domain Name with a Registrar
Setting up your domain name with a registrar is an important step in establishing your website. The registrar is the company that helps you register your domain name and keep it active. These companies are also called “registrars” or “domain registries”. There are two types of registrars:
1) those that offer domain names for sale and
2) those that provide domain registration services for free.
It's very important to choose a reliable and trustworthy company to register your domain name with because they will be the ones responsible for maintaining your website's security and performance, as well as providing customer support when you need it.
Key steps to take when setting up your new domain online
Setting up a new domain is a daunting task. There are many steps to take and it can be difficult to know where to start. In this article, we will cover the key steps you need to take when setting up your domain name online.
- Research your domain name
- Register your domain name
- Get an SSL certificate*
- Set up email accounts
- Add DNS records*
- Update WHOIS information*
SUMMARY of Setting Up Your Domain Just Got Easier
Setting up a domain is not as hard as it seems. These tips will help you get started and get your domain set up in no time.
Set up a domain with the help of the following tips:
1) Find an available domain name that suits your business.
2) Decide on a hosting provider for your website.
3) Purchase your domain name and hosting plan from the host provider and set it up on their dashboard.
4) Connect your domain name to the hosting account by adding DNS records to it.
5) Setting up your website
6) Choosing a theme for your website
Bonus: Did you launch your website?
You might want to double-check the usability.
If you have a website then you should make sure it looks good on a desktop or laptop and in at least two browsers, like Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome.
Make sure your website looks good on multiple devices. For Android and Apple, you'll need to check it on WiFi and cellular data too.
Navigate thorough your website to make sure that every element works. You can use various clicks and touches with your mouse to make sure all options work as expected.
Verify that any (YouTube) videos you have linked on your website are properly playing and not "dead".
Have your friends & family try navigating your site to see how easy it is for someone who's unfamiliar with what you're selling.
You might want to read the next article about the step of How To Set Up Your Domain's Email Records with Free Tools for sending, reviving & protecting your email. This article is made up of a series of "A Comprehensive Guide for Successful Lead Generation".
What is a SSL certificate?
SSL certificates are what keep your information safe when using the internet. They encrypt the data that you send and receive to protect it from being intercepted. When you visit a site that has an SSL certificate, there is a lock icon in the address bar of your browser and if you hover over it, it'll say "Secure."
What is a DNS record
What is the WHOIS information?