Domain Name Registration

Buy Domain Name

  • Need unique domain name that describes your business
  • Buy that from a registrar
  • Over the years I bought from variety of registrars
  • My favorite one is WhoIs

  • Getting started
  • Go to whois.com
    and
  • Enter first choice in the search box
    • Over 171 million domain names registered in world
    • Odds are your favorite not available
    • First choice was webdesign.com
    • Not available
  • WhoIs gave me a list of related domain names that were available
  • Looked through all
  • Found one that would fit in with my marketing scheme
  • Chose freewebdesign.club
    and

    • Decided that website would be some sort of club
    • Web designers from all over the world could come and share information at no
      cost
  • Clicked on the Select box beside freewebdesign.club
  • Went through checkout process
  • They tried to upsell me
  • All I want to do is pay for domain name registration — nothing more
  • Clicked on No thanks, proceed to checkout.
  • (If it asks whether or not you have a PayPal account, say no if you want to pay with a credit card.)

DNS Tools

  • WhoIs has DNS tools to help new domain name link to website
  • Update the WhoIs name servers so that domain name will point to the Income Activator or whoever your web host is.

  • Go to WhoIs and
  • Either create an account or log into your account
  • Go to the Jump to Domain panel
  • Enter your new domain name
  • Click box with the two tiny arrows
  • Click on the Name Servers link
  • Enter the two name servers: 
    • Of you are using Income Activator, they are ns1.admin3000.com and ns2.admin3000.com
    • Must be lower case
    • Click Update Name Servers button

 

 

Domain name into address bar

  • Want website to show up when someone enters domain name in the address bar
  • Last steps

1. Click on Marketing/Manual tab in Income Activator site.

2. Click on the Attach Your Domain Name link.

 

 

3. Fill in form in the bottom half of page

 

  • Click purple connect button
  • Now you are finished
  • After propagates around the world, people anywhere will be able to enter your domain name and reach your website