I've received various queries asking how to register a domain name. this may seem straightforward to someone who has gone through this process, but to someone new to hosting, it can be daunting. So here's the lowdown.
What Is A Domain Name
A domain name is your address on the internet e.g. this websites domain name is www.redhippo.dev. You can't do much with just a domain, it requires a web hosting account. It's the web hosting account that will enable things like email, web space for a website.
A Good Domain Name Is Important
The shorter your domain name the better. When registering a new domain for your business or organisation always try keep it as short as possible. One of the most important reasons is simplicity, people will remember shorter names easier. And spelling mistakes while sending emails to you or visiting your website will also be far fewer. This translates into more website visits and if you are a business, will ultimately improve your bottom line.
Let's get started...
How To Register A Domain Name
1) Visit our domain name checker page.
2) Type your desired domain name into the domain checker box and click "Search" or hit enter.
This will enable searching multiple domain extensions e.g. .co.za, .com, .net, .plumbing, .dentist, .construction etc. We currently have
close to 200 over 400 domain name extensions to register, and are adding more each month as ICANN releases new domain names.
3) Once you have the domain you like, click the "Add to Cart" button, and then "Checkout".
4) If you DO already have a hosting account, click "Continue" to checkout and follow the prompts to place your order.
5) If you DON'T have a hosting account click "No Hosting! Click to Add" to order a hosting account for your awesome new domain name.
6) Select your hosting account and click "Order Now" to proceed and follow the prompts to checkout.
Please note: you may have to do multiple searches to find a domain name that's not taken or else choose another extension e.g. if the .co.za or .com version of your domain name is taken consider one of the others. There are now hundreds of awesome new domain name extensions available to register.
And voila! You now have your very own brand spanking new domain name registered with hosting account and emails.
We have the Largest Selection of Domain Names available in Africa.
Register your new domain today!