STEP: HOW TO CHOOSE A Domain Registrar For your new business website
The importance of choosing a good domain registrar is likened to choosing a good domain name for your new business website. When choosing your domain registrar, there are some important considerations to be made to ensure that you get value for your money and your website is actually a money-making asset for the business.
Some of the factors to be considered when choosing a domain registrar are discussed below. The good part is that you don’t need to be internet savvy or inclined before making the right decision as regards your website domain name or registrar.
The first consideration is the accreditation of the registrar. International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers or ICANN has it is sometimes called was established in 1988 for the management, supervision, and monitoring of domain name registration services. Accreditation shows credibility financially and otherwise and it is always advised that this factor be considered when making choices.
Another very important consideration especially for new businesses is the cost involved. Even as you try to cut cost, it is important to understand some of the factors that give rise to the difference in cost and even more important not to confuse cheap domain name for low-priced domain names. For the relatively cheap domain name, you get excellent service for a lesser price compared to other registrars while low-priced domain name registrars serve you by providing services that would require extra cost to complement for the value that is missing. Registrars that should be considered as they fall within the top 5 registrars worldwide include Namecheap, Godaddy, Gandi, Name, and 1&1.
All in all, the importance of domain registrars cannot be overemphasized as they act as they act as the intermediary between the domain registry and the registrant, in this case – you. It is therefore important that you are careful in your selection of a registrar.
Other factors that should be considered include customer service and support, value added services, the interface, and of course, customer reviews and opinions.
Explain what domain registrars are, why we need them, what to look for when choosing one, name the top 5 registrars. Explain that most web hosting companies will provide a domain name with the purchase of web hosting.
What is a domain and why we need to purchase one
Anytime you visit a website online by typing in the URL, you are sending out a request to a domain name server to resolve that address like www.cnn.com into it’s equivalent IP address. The ip address is essentially the physical address to the server where that website is hosted. So if we are going to have our own website, we need to first have a domain name. You can purchase a domain from a domain registrar. There are many out there, like GoDaddy, Gandi, and NameCheap. For the affiliate site we are going to show you, we used NameCheap.com as our domain name registrar. So if you want to follow along step by step, I recommend that you purchase your domain from them. Let’s take a look at how this is done: