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Registering a domain name
Radified selected domain name registrar: Domain
discover, an ICANN-certified registrar operating out of San Diego. They were
ranked #2 out of 25 registrars evaluated by the Domain Name Buyers Guide.
#1-ranked registrar was in Australia, mate.)
Our research reference:
Name Buyers Guide, an international, non-profit org.
Learn more about the Domain Name Buyer’s Guide
and read their Buying Tips
Read about Domain Discover specs here.
(worth a peek)
(worth a peek)
and search for new domain names. This is fun! You can spend hours at it. Don’t be surprised if many of your favorites
are taken already. We heard that people are investing chunks of
their paychecks in domain names - like playing the lottery. The best names are short & easy to
remember. For example, we heard that movie.com was sold a cool US$1M (have not
Also heard that Koreans, as a people, are
investing heavily in American-oriented domain names. See
for info how folks are buying up truckloads of domain names.
your selected domain name. DD makes it easy. If you
discover (no reason why you couldn’t use a different registrar), it’ll
cost you $30/yr for a minimum of two years -> totals to $60 per domain name.
(Don't be surprised if you find yourself buying more than one, when you see how
few good ones are left. We found some that were too good to pass up). They’ll ask you to
password (PW) when you register the DN. Write down both the password & the domain name & stick
it in a place safe.
One you’ve registered the DN, log into their
‘Existing customers’ section with your new DN & selected PW. Click on
the link titled Nameservers. Don’t do anything yet – simply note where
this section is. You’ll need to come back here later & modify the ‘Nameserver’ entires to those of your web-hosting provider.
If you know you’re definitely gonna use Communitech, then you can change the Nameserver entries
You can always change them again if need be. If you did this correctly, you should see the associated IP addys:
This tells browsers that the website for your particular
domain name is located on a server owned by Communitech in Kansas City.
Typically takes 1-to-3 days for the net to update itself, so that, when somebody
types in your domain name, the internet knows where to find it. If you change the ‘Nameservers’ as soon as you register, you’ll be ahead of the game & it
won’t take quite so long to get your website up and running. I think the Nameservers at Domain discover are updated (once) daily at 2PM PDT. Then the rest of
the net has to update their DN Servers before everyone can find your website by typing in your
new, cool domain name.
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