How To Register A Domain Name in Godaddy

by Suresh Karuppaiya

In this article, I’m going to show you how to register a new domain name using godaddy.com. Now,  godaddy.com is perhaps one of the largest and also the cheapest domain name registration companies out there.

godaddy

godaddy

So when you go to godaddy.com, the first thing you’d see is this Search Form offering you to find a new domain name. So just type in the domain name that you want, and if you want to select the top-level domain, you can also select it from here and you can see that Go Daddy has tons of different top-level domains that you can choose from.

godaddy domain search

godaddy domain search

So just type in the domain name that you want and click on Search. Now, the chance of your domain name being already taken by someone else is quite high. So if you cannot find the exact domain name that you want, Go Daddy also gives you several other options that you can choose from for different top-level domains, for example, .info, .co, .me, etc.

top level domains

top level domains

Now, if you’re not interested in those domain names, then if you scroll to the right, you’ll see under the Recommendations section, Go Daddy will also automatically recommend available .com domain names. But if you’re not interested in these domain names, then you can also look at the premium section, and here, Go Daddy actually lists some of the premium domain names sold via their website. Premium domain names, of course, tend to be more catchy and more interesting, but they have been previously registered by someone else who is now selling off that domain name. So of course, those domain names are going to be pretty expensive, as you can see here. The name, “cool-example.com” is available, so that sounds interesting; but if you scroll down, you can see all the different domain names – premium domain names – that you may want to get.

So I’m just going to select one of their recommendations, and then click on Continue to Registration.

Now, godaddy.com is very well-known for recommending all sorts of different products that you can add to your order, even though what you want to do is really just buy a single domain name. So here, they are recommending different variations of the domain name – the .net, .org, etc., and if you want to get all these domain names, you can just click on Add, or otherwise, click on No, Thanks to continue.

Next, you’ll be asked to create a new account here; or if you are already a Go Daddy customer, then you can just put in your Go Daddy username and password here to log in and add the domain to your account. So if you are a new user, make sure you fill up all the required fields here, and click on Next. But for this example, I’m just going to log in to my account and show you what happens.

So in the next step, Go Daddy is going to recommend a registration length, and of course, they’re going to go for one of the higher registration periods of 5 years, but if you just want to register this domain name for a year, then make sure you select a year here, okay? And then make sure that your registration contact is correct, and then click to Next.

Next, Go Daddy would recommend some of the premium domain name features, for example, WHOIS protection, etc., Business Registration…and these are all pretty useful if you want to protect your identity and your contact details from prying eyes; you can add this to your domain name purchase, but if you don’t want any of these, alright…and then you can just click on Next.

domain privacy

domain privacy

Next, they would also recommend some of the web hosting packages, your Secure, or SSL Certificates, etc., and also additional email addresses. Now, you don’t need to purchase any email addresses from Go Daddy, because when you add your domain name to your web hosting account, you will automatically be able to create new email addresses in cPanel. Okay? So just click on Next.

godday with order

godday with order

And finally, of course, it’ll come to the confirmation page, and you can see that there’s still some more options for you to select some of the variations of the domain name if you want to, but if you do not want to, then just click Continue to Checkout.

godday confirmation login

godday confirmation login

And in the final step, you’ll be asked if you want to make a payment by credit card, gift card, check, PayPal, or any of the other payment methods. And then when you have selected those, just make sure you click on “I have read and agree to the terms and conditions,” which, of course, you can go through the Terms and Conditions here…and then click on Place Order Now to finalize your order and secure your domain name by Go Daddy.

Conclusion

To register a domain name in godaddy first search the domain name in godaddy page which will give more options to find the domain. we can also filter the domain by choose top level domains. once you chosen the domain add privacy and email if you needed then continue order. Next login with existing godaddy account or with new details and then fill the billing segment and finally confirm your order.

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