Get A Domain Name and Set it Up Correctly
How Domain Names Work
A domain name like “MyAwesomeNatureSite.com” doesn’t help you unless it’s pointed to the right place.
You get the domain name to the right place with an address, called a Domain Name Server address that looks something like this:
(There are usually two, so if one is not working, the other one will.)
Your domain registrar (Like Godaddy or NameCheap*) helps you point your site to the web host, also called a web server.
Each web server has it’s own settings. The ones I showed you earlier point to BlueHost *, a host I like and use.
Here are the Steps to Register and Set Up a Domain Name:
- Buy a domain (we like NameCheap*, but others, like GoDaddy are similar)
- Under your domain settings, look for “NameServer” settings
- Type or paste in the settings you found at your web server host (If you don’t have one yet, you will do this later.)
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Does this make me a slimy salesman? I hope not! I only recommend things that I use and love, so you will never get a pitch for something I don’t believe in.
The product is exactly the same if you use my link or not. However, sometimes I can get you a better deal with one my links. If there is a question, just ask me.