A first-time internet user may think the internet is about dot com. This thinking can be seen in various organizations such as religious and not-for-profits registering a dot com domain. The dot com domain is the most commonly used commercial TLD as it appears to most internet users as the real website.
The dot com domain TLD is the oldest of all web suffix with the earliest domain registered on 15 March 1985. The dot com suffix was launched by the US Department of Defense and intended as a domain suffix for commercial organizations. Today, more than 42% of website addresses carry the dot com TLD, and that is over 155 million dot com domains registered globally.
How to register dot com domain name
Although there are more TLD today, the demands for a dot com TLD have not waned. Registering your domain is a simple process; the following information gives you the step by step process to register a dot com domain without troubles.
- Create a befitting name
Every domain name must be unique to pass the availability test. As internet users become enlightened, they are looking to domain names as a hint on the purpose of a website. Therefore, when creating your unique domain name, consider your niche as important part of your domain. It is most certain that a well-crafted domain name will find availability for a dot com TLD. Get about three to four options ready for availability search.
- Find a domain registrar
Once you have your domain name options ready, you need a domain registrar to check if your proposed names are available for registration. Most web hosting services do offer domain registration. You need to look for reliability and affordability when registering because no two services are the same.
- Search for availability and register your domain
After finding the right domain registrar, the next thing to do is do a domain name availability search and follow the prompts by the registrar self-service engine to register your domain. You need to consider the length of registration to take advantage of initial registration discount. Your first-time registration does come with some cost savings which you can grab now by registering for more years, say three years or risk paying more for your renewal with one-year initial payment.
- Consider privacy registration
Going by ICANN guideline, all domain ownership detail must be made public, but with the internet becoming advanced every passing day, the need for privacy is greater than ever before. Your domain registrar will offer a privacy option, grab it.
- Certify your business
A domain name certification gives you the legal standing to stand ownership of your domain in court. The certification cost between $2-5$ depending on the registrar you chose and comes with a certificate authenticating your claim to the domain as an official business operator.
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