> In our previous tutorials we have seen what is a domain and why it is important to choose right domain for your business or website.
> As we already learned, to register a domain you have an option to buy it from the domain registrar or register a domain from the major hosting providers.
> In this tutorial we will learn how to buy a domain from world's largest domain and hosting provider company Godaddy.
Visit Godaddy's website and Search for the domain
> The first step for registering a domain is to search for the domain you need. You can visit the godaddy's website by typing https://www.godaddy.com in your browsers address bar. Once you have the website opened in your browser try to search a domain name you want to register/purchase from Godaddy. Please refer below image for more clarification.
What if domain is already registered ?
> Most of the time you may found that the domain name you are searching for іѕ аlrеаdу tаkеn. And you will see a message that the domain is already taken.
> In our case we have tried to search for the domain "www.freeeasytutorials.com" but as it is already registered we cannot register the domain again with the same name and same extension.
> Still if you want to register a domain with same name you have an option to choose the extension that is different from the currently registered domain. If the domain is already registered then godaddy will suggest you more options that you can register. In our case the domain "www.freeeasytutorials.com" is not available, but Godaddy.com suggested some available domains to register , see below image.
I don't want to go with Godaddy's suggested domain names
> If you are not OK with the domain names suggested by Godaddy then you have an option to search completely new domain name and give a try again to check whether this is available or not. If the domain you are looking for is available then you should get a message as the domain is available, see below image.
Domain name is available to register
> Congratulations....! The domain is available to register now. The next step is to click on select button. As shown in below image.
> Once you have clicked select button you will be redirected to a new page where you will see a message as a domain is selected. Click on "Continue to cart" button to proceed.
What is privacy protection ?
> Sometimes you don't want to share your information with WHOIS database. The domain owners always use the privacy protection option to hide its ownership from the rest of the world by paying some extra money. It is optional to use privacy protection. By default it is selected, but if you don't want to go with the Privacy Protection , select No thanks radio button.
> Select No thanks radio button
Deselect unwanted or unnecessary options
> There are plenty of options available to choose that may helpful for you but you can always skip those options if you don't want them. Here deselect the check-box Includes a GoCentral website FREE for a month and select No thanks from drop-down list asking - Create an email address that matches your domain. After you have done with all the options as per your need click on "Continue with these options" button.
Check purchase summary for your domain
> The next step is to check summary for your domain. Here you have an option to choose for how many years you want to register your domain. For now we have selected to register it for 1 year, if you want you can increase it as per your need. The summary also contains more information like choosing matching domains , Privacy Protection , Unit price , subtotal , taxes etc. Click on "Proceed to checkout" button.
Sign in or Sign up to continue purchasing your domain
> Once you have clicked on "Proceed to checkout" button you will be redirected to sign in page if you are not already signed in. You need to enter your Username and password if you have an Godaddy account with you. If you don't have an account click on Continue with facebook to save time to create an account or else click on Create an account link to create your new Godaddy account.
> Fill the form and click on "Create Account" button to create your new Godaddy account. For Support PIN you can enter any 4 digits.
Fill billing and payment information
> In the next step fill the billing and payment information and click on continue button.
> After filling billing and payment information check order summary and finally click on Place your order.
> Congratulations...! you have registered your domain successfully, you can check the status of your newly registered domain by clicking on Domain under navigation link and click on Manage My Domain under domain menu.