Remember the equation: Website = Domain Name + Host Provider Account
In this article, we are going to satisfy the Domain Name part of the equation.
A domain name is a name with a domain appended to the end of it. The name can be anything. For example, let’s take the name InsidePolitics. Well, that’s the name. The domain can be .com, .net,.org, .info, etc. There are many domains. Too many to list here.
You will want to conjure up a catchy .com name for your website. (DO NOT mess with the other domains).
Your domain name should be as short as possible and easy to remember. Long domain names are difficult to remember and type in a web browser. Most web surfers do not have the patience to type in long domain names. I know I don’t.
The Search For Your Perfect Domain Name
All you have to do is go to a Web Host Provider website – such as BlueHost, Host Gator or GoDaddy – and you will find a form there where you can search for a domain name.
Most of the good .com domain names are taken. So, it will take some creativity on your part.
For the sake of keeping this short, I have already created a video on how to do this. It appears on the Ripped Radio Smooth Jazz website and since it is my website, I will place the video below.
The video below shows how to search for a domain name and getting a Host Provider account on BlueHost (I highly recommend BlueHost)
Here is another video that shows how to search a Domain Name and getting a Host Provider account on GoDaddy. GoDaddy has a monthly payment option for its host packages that might be attractive to some. At BlueHost, you pay annually.