How to Buy a Domain Name

Like the name of your company, a domain name is what people will know  you by and will use to visit your homepage. While you can always create microsites to supplement your homepage, a good domain name is very important and also makes good business sense. In India, certain sites like are today synonymous with ticketing for Indian railways and is a very good example of how a long name like Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd has been abbreviated to form IRCTC.


Your domain name must be easy to remember. It should be consistent with tour business and should be some abstract extension of your work.  Make sure it clearly sums up what your websites is. Keep the term small and simple. Another important aspect is to use words that come up often in searches.
For example, words like flowers, wine, movies are frequently searched and a keyword having such names will put your site on top when it comes to searches. If it has been already taken, then try out different variations.


When you decide on your domain name, there is a high probability that someone else might have bought it already. Many individuals domain name in the hope that someone desperate enough for that domain name would cough up large sums to buy it in the future.
In case you find that your domain name has already been taken, you can get I touch with the person who has registered the name and ask him or her to sell it to you. The price for the sale will vary wildly and the process of establishing contact tiresome. It is better, in such cases, to look for an alternate name for your domain.


The internet will throw up multiple sites that generate such names for a decent price. Dot-com domains are most expensive and address, .in or .org tends to be cheaper. A typical domain name will cost you $8 to $15 a year to keep it registered. It does not matter which country you are in and what currency you are dealing in, but you may want to deal with a company in India in case something goes wrong.

We Recommend: Moniker For Registering Domain.


You are only buying rights to the name and you will not be able to buy any of the files which make a website yet. The domain name is generally bought for one year and renewed every year. Once you’ve founded your company, the domain name can normally buy online. It will take time to register, sometimes one working day, but it’s generally done within few hours. Once registered, you will get password and login from the company, which allows you to access the site. You can now set up home page and change it when you want.

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Azad Shaikh

Azad Shaikh is an internet geek at heart. Azad like to write about anything related to computers, internet, hacking, business and marketing. He is a computer engineering graduate and certified ethical hacker.

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  • Sarah S

    first time here and just wanted to stop by to say hi there everyone!

  • Spike

    So there’s no way to purchase your own domain and keep it as your own? As in, cut out the middle man of having a business keep if for you?
    I don’t particularly want some business thinking they can take over my possible website because they can and because I bought it off them, if you know what I mean?

  • emrein01

    Thanks for the good advice. I’m building my first website and registering my domain name was a totally new experience for me. I found this article helpful:, its about using keywords in a domain name. I can’t be certain as its my first website, but I think that using keywords has helped with my traffic flow.