How To Register A Website Domain Name - The Easy Way

Who To Register Your Domain With?

There are many places online where you can register domain names. We recommend, and have always used, Namecheap.com to register our domains. Continue to the next page to see a walk-through guide on how to register your domain with Namecheap.com.

Step 1

Go to namecheap.com and create an account.   Once the account is created, login and then hover over “Domains” in the menu bar and then click on “Domain Name Search” (click images for larger version)

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Step 2

Type in the name you want for your domain. e.g. foilsocks, and then click “Search”.

Step 3

Namecheap usually searches to see if the .com version is available first. If  it is, and you want to purchase the .com version, just click on the “Add to cart” button. You can use the scroll bar to look down the page at all available TLD (.com, .co.uk, .net, etc) versions available. If your first choice domain is not available, try adding an extra word connected to your business, e.g. “foilsocksdesign”, etc, until you find a suitable available name. Try to avoid using hyphens (foilsocks-design) but use no more than 1, if you have no other option.omains” in the menu bar and then click on “Domain Name Search” (click images for larger version)

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StartFragmentNamecheap usually searches to see if the .com version is available first. If  it is, and you want to purchase the .com version, just click on the “Add to cart” button. You can use the scroll bar to look down the page at all available TLD (.com, .co.uk, .net, etc) versions available. If your first choice domain is not available, try adding an extra word connected to your business, e.g. “foilsocksdesign”, etc, until you find a suitable available name. Try to avoid using hyphens (foilsocks-design) but use no more than 1, if you have no other option.EndFragment

Step 4

StartFragmentGo to namecheap.com and create an account.  Once the account is created, login and then hover over “Domains” in the menu bar and then click on “Domain Name Search” (click images for larger version)EndFragment

StartFragmentNamecheap usually searches to see if the .com version is available first. If  it is, and you want to purchase the .com version, just click on the “Add to cart” button. You can use the scroll bar to look down the page at all available TLD (.com, .co.uk, .net, etc) versions available. If your first choice domain is not available, try adding an extra word connected to your business, e.g. “foilsocksdesign”, etc, until you find a suitable available name. Try to avoid using hyphens (foilsocks-design) but use no more than 1, if you have no other option.EndFragment

Click on “Add To Cart” for whichever domain/s you wish to register. Then hover your cursor over the cart button at the top of the page and click on the red “View Cart” button.

NOTE: If your customers/clients are local or UK-based, “.co.uk” is all you need. If you market your services globally, then try to get the “.com” version (it’s even better to register both versions to prevent another business using your name).

Step 5

StartFragmentGo to namecheap.com and create an account.  Once the account is created, login and then hover over “Domains” in the menu bar and then click on “Domain Name Search” (click images for larger version)EndFragment

StartFragmentNamecheap usually searches to see if the .com version is available first. If  it is, and you want to purchase the .com version, just click on the “Add to cart” button. You can use the scroll bar to look down the page at all available TLD (.com, .co.uk, .net, etc) versions available. If your first choice domain is not available, try adding an extra word connected to your business, e.g. “foilsocksdesign”, etc, until you find a suitable available name. Try to avoid using hyphens (foilsocks-design) but use no more than 1, if you have no other option.EndFragment

In the next screen, add the “PossitiveSSL” to your cart. This is important, as without it, anyone visiting your website will first see a warning that the site is not secure.

Next, you can choose to register your domain for multiple years or just the default 1 year. We recommend you click the “Auto Renew” slide button. If you forget to re-register your domain after your chosen period, your website will go down and  your domain will be available for anyone else to register.

Step 6

StartFragmentGo to namecheap.com and create an account.  Once the account is created, login and then hover over “Domains” in the menu bar and then click on “Domain Name Search” (click images for larger version)EndFragment

StartFragmentNamecheap usually searches to see if the .com version is available first. If  it is, and you want to purchase the .com version, just click on the “Add to cart” button. You can use the scroll bar to look down the page at all available TLD (.com, .co.uk, .net, etc) versions available. If your first choice domain is not available, try adding an extra word connected to your business, e.g. “foilsocksdesign”, etc, until you find a suitable available name. Try to avoid using hyphens (foilsocks-design) but use no more than 1, if you have no other option.EndFragment

Next, click the “Confirm Order” button.

And then make your payment.

Congratulations!You have now registered your domain name.