What is a domain? How to purchase? Tutorial using Godaddy as an example

What is domain name?

Domain name is a name composed of "dots" and "characters" used to identify the electronic location of a computer during data transmission. Simply put, a domain is the address of the digital world, and a website is the house located at that address. To facilitate memory, domain names are converted into machine-readable IP addresses, allowing users to find the hosting location of a website.

There are a few key points:

  • Domain names are designed for easy reading and memorization by humans.
  • Every domain in the world is unique and has uniqueness.
  • Domain names are rented but can be transferred to others.

How to Register a Domain with Godaddy

If you are not good at applying for domain names, please refer to our tutorial!

Step 1. Find the perfect domain name

Please enter our desired domain name in the box, for example: “thebestofbest”. The string of the domain name must be connected together and cannot have "spaces" or any special characters.

Suggestions for domain names: It is generally not recommended to use overly long domain names because shorter names are easier to remember and visually more comfortable. Additionally, it is also not recommended to use too "common" terms, such as "thebestofthebest.com," because such domain names are too generic and people may not be able to identify which company they belong to. Therefore, it is best to create a unique domain name by combining simplicity and creativity.


Step 2. Choose your domain

Domain recommendation: If possible, please choose ".com". Next, choose a domain that is relevant to your business. For example, for a blog, you can use: .blog, .website; for an e-commerce store, you can use: .shop, .store, and so on. This can help users associate your services with your domain.

Click "Add to Cart" and proceed to checkout.


Step 3. Enter the Coupon Code (Helpful Link)

Godaddy regularly provides different coupon codes. Please feel free to use them if needed.

  • GDD99com - Get a $39 discount when purchasing a .com domain.
  • GDD1hos - Rent an Economy plan hosting for only $35 per month.
  • GDD30off - Enjoy a 30% discount on all GoDaddy products.
  • bb1026ct2a, fbdome25, gdrp3554, gdbb3802d, gdrp3802 - Get a 25% discount on all services and product orders.
  • CJCMMA30, CJC2OFF30, gdbb1234, BLOGUSP4, BLOGUSP3 - Enjoy a 30% discount on all services and product orders.

These are coupon codes collected by a user online. They can be canceled at any time, so please use them as soon as possible. Please note that many of these coupon codes are only applicable for first-time purchases. Miss this opportunity and there may not be another chance.

Key Focus in Choosing a Domain

Some say that the domain can affect weight, and weight affects Google Search rankings, and so on. Some of these may be urban legends, and while there may be some truth to them, the reality is that for a beginner, you should only pay attention to a few things.

#1 Simple and Memorable

First, you should consider whether your domain name is related to your brand and service. A domain name that is relevant to your brand and service can make it easier for people to remember your brand and website.

Second, you should choose a short and easy-to-spell domain name. Doing so can make it easier for people to remember and enter your URL without making mistakes.

In addition, you may also consider using keywords as part of your domain name. This can make it easier for people to understand the theme and content of your website.

Lastly, you should ensure that your domain name is unique to avoid confusion with other websites.

In conclusion, a simple and memorable domain name should be your main focus. However, due to the uniqueness of domain names, most of the simple names you desire are already registered, which may require some consideration on your part.

For example: Apple.com


#2 '.com' or others

The second question is about choosing the string after the domain. If it is not clear how to choose, you can choose '.com'. .com is an international domain and is suitable for any occasion or situation.

However, if you only want to provide services in your country or region, or want to let others know that this is a website from the United States, then you can choose a domain with '.us' at the end.

There are also many special domain names available now, such as '.shop', '.book', etc., which have special meanings. If they are related to your products or services, you can also consider using these special domains.

Therefore, make your choice based on your needs. If you are still unsure how to choose, then choosing '.com' is a good option.