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Buying a Domain Name

Choosing a Web Hosting provider
Choosing a Web Hosting provider
August 3, 2016

Buying a Domain Name

Buying a domain name is a simple process that requires what name you are going to use for example 123blog and the type of extension you are wanting to use such as .com or .org. This also shows other people what type of website it is example .org is an organisation and .biz is a business.

How long can I buy a domain?
The minimum term you can have a domain is 1 year and a max of 10 years depending on the domain provider. Your domain payment needs to be renewed before the end of the term or you lose your domain.

Do I need a domain to buy a website?
Some providers offer a sub domain with them the chance to practice creating your website before you buy a domain. Although buying your own domain for a business looks more professional. It also enables you to be found more easily on the web.

How many characters are allowed in a domain name?
Domain providers allow a minimum of two (2) and a maximum of sixty seven (67).

Getting it right first time
Make sure when ordering your domain that you spell it correctly as an order with a domain registrar is non-refundable.

buying a domain name

Choosing the right domain extension 
Take the time to find your right domain extension a full list can be found here

Where can I buy a domain?
They is loads of domain sellers that you can buy from, some providers offer a reduced amount for the first year to buy a domain with them. Alternatively you can buy a domain with us.

Do I need to buy a domain with my hosting?
No, you can buy your hosting whenever you want as long as you have a domain. You can also use a different provider to buy your hosting and ask your domain or hosting provider to change your DNS.

I’ve bought a domain, now what?
After you have chosen your domain you need to find a web hosting provider.  Best option is to firstly research some hosting providers before you buy. You can also buy hosting from us here