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What is Domain & How to Buy a Domain Name

What is Domain & How to Buy a Domain Name?

If you are planning to create your own website or blog, you must have basic knowledge of the factors creating a website. One of the factors is a domain. So what is the domain and how to buy a domain name? Let’s read this article to have more information!

What is the domain?

The domain is the website address that we enter in the URL browser bar to visit websites. If hosting is a land which builds a website, a domain is the address of that house.

what is domain

On the internet, each address will be recorded as a series of numbers like 192.168.8.1, which is called IP. For a computer, remembering the above number is very simple, but it will be quite difficult for a person to remember it. A person will access not only a website but also many different ones. Therefore, it’s hard to remember a few dozen rows of numbers. So, having an easy-to-remember domain will help users find that website easily.

If you want to visit a web, you just need to enter the domain name in the URL browser bar, such as gretathemes.com.

Types of Domains

There are two types of domains that are national and international domains. Country-level domains are specific ones of a particular country and distinguished based on the domain names of each country, such as .de of Germany, .cn of China, and .jp of Japan…

The international domain is widely used in the world such as .com, .net, .org, .info … This type of domain is cheaper and easier to register than the national one.

Where to buy a domain name?

You can buy a domain name anywhere as long as it is convenient for your payment. We highly recommend some addresses buying the prestige domain such as hostinger.com, StableHost, GoDaddy, Dream Host, BlueHost và SiteGround. In this article, we will suggest you steps to buy a domain name at hostinger.com.

No matter where you buy, all you need to prepare is money. You will be supported to pay directly via PayPal or Credit Card (Visa / Mastercard). You should go to the bank first to register these cards.

How to buy a domain name?

Before purchasing a domain name, you should consider choosing a short name which is easy to remember and related to your business or the content that the website you want to convey.

Here are 5 simple steps to help you own a domain on hostinger.com:

Step 1: Find a domain checker

Go to Products on the navigation of the website -> Choose Domain Checker. Then, enter your domain name -> Click on check it.

domain checker

Enter the domain name and click on “Check it”

First of all, you must check whether your domain is duplicated or not. If your favorite domain name is not available, you can try another extension like .net, .org, .xyz.

Step 2: Start checking

Entering the domain name that you want to own and the check tool will display different domain names at different prices to register. For example, we tried gretathemestest.com and this is the result:

checking domain

Step 3: Select the domain name and make payment

After referring domain name and prices, select the one you like and add to cart.  Below is a price list of some names on hostinger.com:

payment

Next, complete the payment procedure.

payment procedure

Step 4: Complete the domain registration steps

Once payment is completed, you will be redirected to the navigation panel, where you will have to fill out and complete the steps to set up your domain.

domain registration

Step 5: Verify the ownership of your domain name

A confirmation email will be sent to your mailbox after the registration is completed. The process usually takes only a few minutes and all you need to do is confirm this email. If you do not confirm within 15 days, your account will be suspended. If you have waited for a long time and haven’t seen the confirmation mail, please ask the web again.

Done! You have completed the purchase of a domain. It’s quite easy, isn’t it?

Hope that this article will help you understand more about the domain and how to buy it easily!

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