How to register a domain for free step-by-step

How to register a domain name in 2023

Do you want to register a domain name and search for the best company that you can buy from in 2023?

A domain name is very important when you want to create an app, blog, or website, hence, you have to carefully take time to register a domain name because any mistake you make will affect your blog or website.

In this today’s guide, we shall discuss to you what a domain name is, the right time to buy the domain for your business, the best companies that you can buy a domain from, and how to register a domain name.

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How to register a domain for free step-by-step

This article seems to be very comprehensive, thus we have created a sections and sub-headings in it so that you can easily navigate to any part that you’re most interested to read about.

  • What is a domain name?
  • What is the right time to register a domain name?
  • How to find the best domain name?
  • How to buy hosting and get a domain name for free
  • How to register a domain name.

Now, let’s get started.

What is a domain name?

A domain name is the name of your website that people type in their web browser when they want to visit your website. For example, our domain name is fastknowers.com.

You can buy domain names which include alphabets and numbers, to help you create brandable names for your website’s address.

What is the right time to register a domain name?

The right time to buy a domain name is when you want to create a blog or website. However, if you are really interested to create a blog right now, we can show you a guide on how to get a domain name for free.

According to one of the articles published by WPbeginner writer, on average, 56,500+ .com domain names were registered every day in 2020.

If you are intending to establish business in future which you would create a blog or website for, then, this is when you also need to buy a domain name to reserve it in order to prevent others from buying it.

A .com domain name costs $14.99 / year. Note that this cost may vary based on each different extension or TLD (top-level domain). Some domain extensions are even more expensive than a .com.

If your website is all about business, we recommend you to use the .com domain extension because everybody remembers.

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How to find the best domain name?

There are many principles you need to put into consideration when you want to buy a domain name. We had provided a beginner guides below.

The following are some tips to know when searching for a domain name.

  • Make sure that your domain name is easy to pronounce, spell, and as short as possible.
  • Stick with the .com extension because it id very popular and most users find it easier to remember than any other domain extensions.
  • Try to use your business keywords or brand name in the domain name. For example, computerschoolinidaho.com. This makes people understand that your domain is a computer school in Idaho.
  • Using numbers or hyphens in your domain name is not bad but it makes people think harder to recall it.

You can use a domain name registrar like FastComet to help speed up your domain name availability checker.

How to search for domain name availability on FastComet

How to register a domain name

There are many companies accredited to register a domain name.

Since there are many, we just picked two most recommended and used by many people. And they are FastComet and HostMarda. Read more about them below.

FastComet Hosting registrar

FastComet

FastComet is an Indian Web hosting company that is providing fast loading, 24/7 customer care support services, affordable price, no hidden fee, etc..


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HostMarda

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If you want to reserve a domain name in order to use it in the future, you can visit hostmarda.com as it is the best one.

They offer an easy and affordable way to manage your domain name without creating a website.

You can leave this domain name with them for as many years as you wish and once you are ready, you can just point the domain name to your preferred hosting.

To buy a domain name for reserving, you need to visit the www.fastcomet.com website and search for your desired domain name.

How to buy hosting and get the domain name for free

Some companies offer the free domain name for their customers when they buy a hosting plan from them.

A domain name costs around $14.99 / year and web hosting plans start from $7.99 / month.

You can get a free domain name, SSL Certificate, and a 60% discount on web hosting from FastComet.

FastComet is one of the biggest Indian web-hosting companies in the world. They have amazing 24/7 customer care support, are priced-affordable, etc.

With FastComet, you will pay $2.75 per month for web hosting, your domain name will be available for free, and you can start managing your blog immediately.


Get domain from FastComet

Let’s explore more on how to buy hosting and get a free domain name with FastComet.  

First, click here to go to their website and click the “Start Now button”.

After that, you will be redirected to the pricing page. Their FastCloud and FastCloud Plus plans which are also known as Basic and Plus plans, respectively on HostMarda are popular among our users.

FastComet plans and pricing

Click on the ‘GET STARTED’ button below any plan of your to continue.

On the next page, you will be prompted to enter a domain name. Then, simply type the domain name in the “New Domain” box because that will get you a free domain name.

How to search for domain name availability on FastComet

If the domain name you enter is not available, you will see a prompt notification. In this ways, keep entering the related keyword or you can simply choose from the ones that the FasComet will suggest to you.

When the domain name is correct and available, then you will be taken to the section where you will enter your account information like name, address, email, etc., product information and your payment information.

In this section, enter your personal and business information.

Note that under product information section, you will notice some hosting extras. Don’t buy them for now especially the ones that are automatically unchecked.

After you have correctly entered the product information, account information and unchecked the addons/extras, you can now enter your payment information to finish the purchase.

Presently, they accept payment through two methods; by card and PayPal. After successfully initiating the payment, FastComet will then register your domain name, set up your hosting account and send you a mail with a link to your hosting control panel.

Buying any hosting plan from FastComet makes you get a free domain name. Because it takes both domain name and hosting to start a blog. 

And as you are starting out, you may not have the money for both of them, hence, FastComet wants to help you. 

You can buy a domain name from another company and host or register it on FastComet. At the same time, you can buy a domain from FastComet and host it with another Web hosting company. You may read our guide on how to connect a domain DSN to web hosting on WordPress.

FastComet will install WordPress for you immediately after you buy a hosting plan from them so that you won’t have to go to your control panel for installing it by yourself.


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FAQs and related questions

We have been helping people register their domain name and we frequently hear them asking these questions. Explore them below for their answer.

What is the best company to register domain with?

We consider the company that provides 24/7 customer service, security and lots more features as the best to register your domain from. Thus, Fastcomet is all these features and we recommend it. 

How can I buy domain from FastComet

You need to go to the FastComet website using your computer to buy a domain name. Anytime you are on their website, click “Domain”.How to buy domain name from FastComet

Then enter the name of the domain you want to buy and click search to search its availability. Feel free to contact their customer care service for more information.

Can I buy a domain name once and for all?

No. You cannot buy a domain name once and for all (permanently). Domain name registration is done on a yearly basis. However, you can contact the company that you want to buy domain from to pre-pay for up to 10 years which guarantees that you will have a domain name for 10 years.

How can I reserve a domain name?

To reserve a domain name, buy it from the domain name registrar. Without buying it, even though you add it to your cart, someone can buy it.

What is the best domain name extension?

The best domain extension is always .com. When you are buying the domain name, buy .com extension. 

Do I Need a Website to Register a Domain Name?

You do not need a website to register a domain name. In fact, domain name buying is the first step you must make when you want to create a website. 

You can buy a domain name this year and register it next year.

What will happen if my domain name become expired?

 You can lose control of your domain name if you let it expire for a very long time because it’s available in the marketplace for other interested buyers to buy.

How can I renew my domain?

To renew your domain name, simply login to your profile on the company’s website which you bought your domain from and follow the prompts. You can turn on auto-renew feature to automatically renew your domain name.

Conclusion

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Abdulrazaq Yahaya

About the writer

Abdulrazaq Yahaya is a Web designer with more than five years of experience in Nigeria. When he is not designing a website, he is creating content.
He is presently an undergraduate studying Electrical & Electronic Engineering.