Lesson 7: Buy and register your chosen domain name (example with Google Domains)

There are plenty of registrars you can use; but it is recommended to register your domain through your hosting provider. For buying a domain name, for example, with Google domain, you just login to your gmail (or firstly create your account) and buy it as following:

Once you’ve added your domain name to your cart, open your cart to check out. Google Domains will show you a summary of your cart, along with two options, both of which are enabled by default:

  • Privacy protection: this 100% free service keeps your personal information private. We recommend leaving this on.
  • Auto-renew: auto-renew ensures you don’t accidentally forget to renew and lose your domain. This is totally up to you, but we recommend leaving it on if you have long-term plans for your domain name.

Once you’ve made your choices, click the Check out button:

On the checkout page, you’ll need to enter your contact information. But remember: as long as you left the free privacy protection feature enabled, this information won’t be public.

Then, enter your payment information to finalize your purchase:

Finally, enter payment information!

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