As an aspiring business owner and the type of person who is eager to get a website for the business, you may have a question regarding how to register a .com domain for your website. A .com domain is a domain extension that is open to everyone to own.
In today’s post, I shall show you the benefit of having a .com domain extension for your website and how you can register it in Nigeria step by step.
.com domain extension simply refers to”commercial”. That is, it’s intentionally created for a website whose main aim of the establishment is profit making, business, commerce, etc. Many types of businesses can register .com domain extensions.
Aside from that, it refers to a company that has a global presence. If the service you offer or product your website promotion is not meant for a particular region, tribe, or nation, then, choose .com for your website.
You can still get your country, regional or tribal domain extension for your company as a subdomain when you start growing or reaching different customers.
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It is very recommended to choose a .com domain extension for your website. Perhaps, many world’s top companies are using .com.
For instance, Adobe is one of the companies that have a domain for each of their customer’s countries. .com domain is a global website while others are meant for the country by country. Hence, the content you see on their .ca website may not be the same as that on their .ng website.
I am not going to talk more about this because it isn’t our today’s main topic. Now, let’s start to show you how to buy a .com domain extension for your website step by step.
How to check domain name availability
The domain name availability can be checked using the tools like Namecheap, Godaddy, and Hostgator domain checker.
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What is a domain and why would you want one?
A domain is your website’s address. It’s the first thing people see when they visit your site, and it can have an impact on how they feel about you and your business.
A great domain name will reflect who you are as well as what services you offer. For example, if you own a local nursery business in California called “Nursery By The Sea,” having a .com extension would help people remember that it was located somewhere near San Diego because they could type your business name into their browser bar and get directly to your website without having to type out all those extra letters (e.g., nurseriesbythesea).
Where to buy a domain
If you want to buy a domain name that’s registered in the .com domain, there are two options:
You can pay money to the registry (the organization responsible for keeping records of who owns what domains) and they’ll register your new site for you. This is generally referred to as “buying” a domain name.
Another option is that someone else already has the domain you want, but they don’t use it anymore so they’re selling it cheap! You could consider buying this one from them if there’s no other way around it (for example if you need something immediately).
How to register a new dot com domain
If you want to register a new dot com (.com) domain, the first step is to go to the dot com site. You’ll see all of the available domains on the left-hand side and choose one that suits your needs.
After you’ve selected your domain name, it’s time to buy it! The process varies depending on how many times you’ve used an existing URL as part of creating your website, but it should be relatively simple.
When selecting a hosting account (which will be needed later), make sure they offer support for .com domains too so that when/if things go wrong with them later down the line you can get help from someone who knows what they’re doing instead of having no one around who understands how things work within this specific sector.
Please note to ask yourself these questions before you buy a domain. Here are a few things to consider.
What is the purpose of your website?
Is it for personal use or business? If it’s going to be used by both groups, then perhaps that domain might not be right for you.
Do you have a name in mind for the site?
It can be helpful if people know what they’re getting into before they start working on their project and investing time and money into it.
Have you checked that no one else has already registered this domain name?
Since .com domains are among the most popular on the web today, chances are pretty good that someone else will have done so first (and probably paid more than anyone else).
In some cases this isn’t necessarily bad news a prospective buyer might find out about an available competitor before he does himself; in others, it can lead them down a rabbit hole where nothing works out as planned until much later than expected so always keep checking!
The domain is your website name
The domain is the name of your website. It’s used to access your website, and also to find it.
For example, if you wanted to go to www.yourwebsitehere.com, that would be the URL for this page (that’s what we call it). The “www” stands for World Wide Web.
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