When it comes to registering your domains there are a few options I’d recommend. The first option is HostYak.com which is what I use for about 90% of my domains. The cost with them (at the time of me writing this) is $13.25/year for a (.com) so it isn’t going to break the bank.
If you choose to use HostYak for your domain you will need to purchase your domain before you continue with your hosting.
When you land on HostYak.com you will see a domain search box that says “Find your perfect domain name”. Simply type in the name you decided on in the previous step and click on search.
Once you search for your domain and see it’s available then just click “Add to Cart”
The next page you land on is the “add-ons” page. The first section you get to is going to be privacy protection. What this does is keep your personal information private from a “Who Is” search. I HIGHLY recommend that you use privacy protection. It’s only $1.95/domain per year!
The next option is for hosting, you can host here but I’d recommend you say “No Thanks” and keep going. Moving forward, the last add-on is to add email to your domain. We are going to be using our hosting company to set up our emails so you can go “No Thanks” on this too!
Click Continue with these options.
Before we can check out we need to either Sign in (if you have a HostYak account) or Create Account.
If you need to create an account, simply fill in the blanks and create your account. Then move forward to checkout.
If you have an account, sign in and move forward to checkout.
Now all you need to do is add a payment option and Complete Purchase.
Sometimes the default setting will set your registration period for the domain to 2 years if you wish you can change the registration period to any of the following duration periods (1 Year, 2 Years, 3 Years, 5 Years or 10 Years) as you change the registration duration the privacy length will increase or decrease accordingly.
You now have your domain purchased. Moving forward you will need to get your hosting & once you have your hosting you will need to come back here and change the DNS. Don’t worry we are going to cover that in a little bit.
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