How to buy a domain name for your website

  • You can buy a domain name from a domain registrar if you plan to start a business or personal website.
  • Most domains should only cost a few dollars, although you’ll need to renew it every year.
  • Here’s an overview of everything you need to know about buying a domain.
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If you’re starting a business, launching a website, or publishing a blog, you might need your own domain, like www.your-domain-name.com.

Having your own domain makes it easier for people to find you and makes you feel more professional and credible. It also gives you the option of having an email address based on your custom domain rather than having a free Gmail account.