Get a domain name



A domain name, as many will know is what people typing into their browser, e.g. google.com, facebook.com, etc.

The primary use for these is to have a memorable thing for users, instead of needing to type the IP address of the server

Choose a registrar

First thing is to choose a registrar (who you are leasing the domain from). You can search for "domain name registrars" and find who is cheapest. So long as they handle DNS (which all I've used do) you're good.

I'm currently using tsohost.com, as they're pretty cheap, and besides a few little issues, it works for me.

Choose a domain name

On the registrar's website there will be a section to purchase a domain. Upon clicking this you'll likely be greeted with a searchbar, search for whatever domain you'd like here, and they'll let you know if it's available, and what similar domains there are

Select the domain(s) you wish, and add it/them to your cart.

Purchase your domain name

Simply checkout, and make your way through the process