After registering a domain name what to do? That’s a good question. After registering a domain name, you can easily build a website:
Option #1: Sign up with WordPress.com
- Sign up a free account with WordPress.com.
- Forward your domain name there. WordPress is best and easiest to work with, although there are other blogging platforms you could use.
Option #2: Buy web hosting, install WordPress & theme
- Buy web hosting from 1and1, BlueHost, or Site Ground web hosting companies. Personally, I highly recommend 1and1 as it provides excellent web hosting package – for e.g. you get UNLIMITED web space, bandwidth, and domains for just under $12 per year ($72 dollars saving in the 1st year). Then, transfer your domain from to one of these web host providers.
- Then, install WordPress with Softaculous through admin cPanel.
- Then, install these best FREE WordPress themes to give it a nice and simple look for your newly created website.
- Or use 1and1 Website Builder tool to create a simple looking website or blog. Call their support team and they will guide you. Sites such as Wix and SquareSpace also have good website builders. They are easy to learn and will help you build good sites in just minutes.
- But if you require some advanced features and killer web design, then go to ThemeForest or MyThemeShop and buy some premium themes under $30-$40. They have tons of themes that match perfectly with any kinds of website. They also provide full installation documentation, free plugins and bonuses, and lifelong support.
- For large and complex website, however, download and install WordPress from WordPress.org. Remember, you will require some technical knowledge to set up a blog using WordPress.
- Or, if you don’t know any of these, simply hire a web designer or a developer through UpWork or Guru to design a website or blog for you. Then, set up these web pages: Home, About Us, Services, Blogs, Products, Contact Us, etc.
- Then create Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ profiles to promote your website via social media.
- In addition, submit your site to classified ad sites, article directories, search engines, and blog directories. You can also comment on forums and blog comments to expose your website more.
But besides building your own website, there are few other things you can do with your domain names.
Option #5: Sell it again
Domain names can be resold, just like a real estate. If you are not using it, why not let someone else use your domain name?
You can create a For Sale page to let prospective buyers know that it is available for sale. Just make sure to include your contact information.
Option #6: Hold on to your domain name
Maybe you have not decided what to do with your newly registered domain name. If that’s the case, don’t worry. You can leave it parked with your favorite domain name provider for the length of your registration (usually 1st year).
Option #7: Protect your online brand
The more domain names you register, the better. It will prevent others from registering similar domain names to yours. These similar domain names can steal away your customers and confuse them. You can forward all your domain names to your main domain name’s website.
Over to you:
What do you do after registering a domain name? Do you set up a website or sell it, hold it for a while until you come up with what to do with it, or buy as many as you want to protect your online brand. Did you miss anything important here? Please share your comments below!
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