How to buy a domain name for your business or personal website, and 5 things to watch out for

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Purchasing a unique domain name is the first step to building a website for your business or brand.

  • You can buy a domain name from a domain registrar if you’re thinking of launching a business or personal website.
  • Most domains should only cost a few dollars, though you need to renew it annually.
  • Here’s an overview of everything you need to know about buying a domain.
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If you’re starting a business, launching a website, or publishing a blog, you might be in need of your own domain, like www.your-domain-name.com.

Having your own domain makes it easier for people to find you and makes you seem more professional and credible. It also affords you the opportunity to have an email address that’s built on your custom domain rather than having a free Gmail account.

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