There are a number of advantages of registering for a domain name for your business. It helps create an identity for your business, promotes the business by helping establish a brand, helps advertise the business owing to the recall value of the domain name and creates an image of a forward thinking business that has adapted effectively to the digital revolution and grown with the changing times. This image of the business also bestows credibility to the business.
These are just some of the benefits that opting for domain names register can bring to your business. The process of registering for the domain name however is still not known by all or many businesses and they still avoid opting for a domain name assuming it to be a time-consuming process or complicating process or one that is expensive. These, however, are just assumptions that are without any base.
The following steps will break down the actual process of registering for a domain name for your company and show how simple and easy the process actually is.
Steps to register a domain name for your business
- Fix a preferable route to host your site
One of the first steps involves deciding whether you wish to host the website on your own computer without the aid of a service provider or store the files for hosting on the server of an external service provider. While choosing the preferred route it must be kept in mind that the website will consist of a number of files which will be saved on the server and the computer hosting the site must be able to accommodate all those files.
- Opting for a hosting service
Once the route decoding which server to use has been fixed, the next step is to choose a hosting service that will help register your business’s domain name. A reputable hosting service must be selected, one which has prices and customer service policies that are suitable to your specific needs.
- Check if the selected name is present via the availability checker
With there being so many websites, it is important to check if the name suggested is available. The hosting service chosen has an availability checker that will check if the domain name you want is available or not. In case the name is taken, it will suggest alternatives too on their site.
- Choose the other services
Once the domain name has been selected via the site of the hosting service, there are other services that can be chosen as per the needs and requirements of the website and chiefly, your business.
- Fill out form regarding your information
After the appropriate services from the service are selected, the next step is to fill out a form with details regarding your business. This form is mandatory for the business owners of the website in order to register with the database. This information filled can remain public or by paying an additional fee you can make it private.
- Make payments and access their tools
There is a fee to be paid for registering your domain name and using the other services which need to be paid. Post that you can use tools from the hosting services website to upload things onto your site.
These are the basic steps to follow to register your domain name via a service provider.