Domain name registration is one of the most important (if not THE most important) action you will EVER take on the Internet toward starting or expanding your presence, identity or business. How can I be so strong about that statement? Because your domain name is the very persona (the main identity) of your main website. And, if you’ve ever heard me present on stage or on webinars, you know how I’m always saying your website is the heart.
There are a few things you should make sure of when you begin the domain name registration process with any registrar, including:
- Domain Name Ownership – Be sure YOU are the one that registers your domain name. Never let a web designer, developer, virtual assistant or employee register your domain name.
- Secure Your Logins – Store your domain registrar account number and password in a very safe place. Domain names control several things that you might want to change down the road.
- Buy All You Can Afford – Every ‘person’ should own a domain name that includes their own name. Even if you’re not an author or speaker yet, you may become a celebrity someday and you will have wished you registered yourname.com. If you are registering a company domain name, then register all the versions of it as possible such as .com, .co, .org, .biz, etc.
You can read more extensive domain name registration tips and we highly suggest you read our blog post titled Preventing Domain Name Theft.
If you’re ready to register your domain name or transfer an existing domain name to this registrar system, choose from the next steps below:
Search Domain Name Availability and Register a Domain Name Now!
After you search for a domain name and discover it’s available, you will need to create an account to register it. Starting your account is free. You only pay for things as you order them.
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Search the “WHOIS” Database
Find details about the person that owns the domain name you were hoping to register. You can offer to buy the domain names if you find the domain name is not tied to a live website.
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Transfer an Existing Domain Name
I’ve always liked the domain transfer process that comes with Best Domain Place. Domain name transfer allows you to move your domain names from any registrar to this single account on BestDomainPlace.com for the price of another single year of domain name usage. The actual transfer is free and it takes about two to three days to complete.
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Learn About URL Forwarding
One of the great features of Best Domain Place is that URL forwarding is FREE! That’s right! Just register the domain name you want to forward and go to the URL forwarding feature and enter the URL location you want to forward to. Great for featuring a specific page on your website such as a book title or service offering. Visit the URL Forwarding page for a more detailed description and possible uses.
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Even More Domain Name Registration Tips
Get more domain name registration tips or if you have any questions related to domain name registration, feel free to send an email to me. I personally reply to EVERY email usually within the hour but always within 24 hours.
Of course, you can always call the BestDomainPlace support hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with your domain name questions at (480) 624-2500 and a qualified support technician will answer your call.