Register a Domain Name Now
What is Domain Name Registration?
Registering a domain name is the act of officially laying claim to a domain name like netgonian.com
. Your name and contact information gets recorded in an official database and (for a small annual fee) you get declared the owner of that domain name. There is an official coordinating entity known as ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
) that is there to ensure that when you register a domain it becomes yours and nobody else can register that same name.
How to Get Started
First go here
and search for a name you want to be your domain. This search is to find out if anyone already owns the domain you want. After you find an available domain that you want follow the simple instructions to purchase the domain and officially register it. That's all it takes!
What Happens When You Own a Domain Name?
In the previous section on Internet Domain Names
I went over how a domain names are used to help people find specific computers on the Internet. The way this works is that when you own a domain name it gives you the right to enter records into a special system known as the Domain Name System (DNS) associating names like www.netgonian.com
with an IP addresses like 126.96.36.199. This can be a complicated procedure to do yourself but if you also purchase hosting
with us we will take care of it for you. During the process of registering a domain name you will be offered the opportunity to also purchase web site hosting. Just click here
to get started.