Getting a domain name involves registering the name you want with an organisation called ICANN through a domain name registrar.
For example, if you choose a name like “example.com”, you will have to go to a registrar, pay a registration fee that costs around US$10 to US$35 for that name.
How long can you own a domain name?
You can buy domain names in year-long increments, up to a maximum of 10 years.
Is buying a domain a one time purchase?
“Buying” a domain name doesn’t necessarily mean making a one-time purchase and owning the name forever. To buy rights to a domain name, a user has to register it either directly with a domain registrar or through a hosting provider for terms ranging from a year to several years.
Where is the best place to buy a domain name?
Based on the criteria we discussed earlier, these are the top domain registrars to buy your domain name from.
- Domain.com. Started in 2000, Domain.com is one of the most popular domain name registrar on the planet.
How much does it cost to keep a domain name?
On average, if you intend to purchase a new domain, it should cost you anywhere between $10 to $15 a year depending on the TLD and the registrar. When searching for a new website name you will run into dozens of domain registrars, each with their own set of packages and perks.