Easy Steps for Buying a Domain Name from NameCheap

The choice of domain name registrars often comes down to two popular options, NameCheap and GoDaddy. NameCheap is a good fit for most people especially anyone looking to build a website for the long term or transfer domains from another registrar. It also doesn’t have annoying ads, and the “users login” provides excellent protection.

Since you already know why NameCheap is the best fit for your website, let’s dive straight into the guide. This is a simple step-by-step guide of how to purchase Domain Names from Name Cheap. It is easy to follow even for people buying domains from NameCheap for the very first time.

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Step #1 – Check the availability of your domain name idea

You should have in mind the Domain Name you wish to register. Visit NameCheap’s homepage on>>www.Namecheap.com<<. On the search bar, enter your preferred domain name e.g. Mydomainname and click on search to check its availability.

The next page should display the search results showing the availability of your domain name and a list of additional domain name suggestions.

Step #2 – Choose your preferred suffix or Top-Level-Domain (TLD)

You can then add your preferred suffix or TLD to check its availability e.g. mydomainname.news. The filters on the results page allow you to switch suffix suggestions. Four options are available: popular, new, $0.88 domains and international suffixes.

You can then add your preferred name to your shopping cart or any of the suggested names by clicking on the cart button.

When all is done, click on the View Cart button.

Step #3 – Confirm Order

On the shopping cart page, you get to customize your domain registration preferences.

Set your payment preference according to the length of time you want to use your domain name. Turning on auto-renew is recommended if you intend to use it for more than a year.

The WhoisGuard protects your site from sellers who might spam it and hackers who might access your personal information. It is also free for the first year so enabling it is highly recommended.

Keep the “PremiumDNS” section disabled.

You can then click on Confirm Order to move to the next step.

Step #4 – Create your account

If you don’t have a NameCheap account, create one, it’s free.

Step #5 – Complete Purchase

After creating your account, you can continue to the final purchase page to make your payment. Two payment options are available, that is, PayPal and Credit Card.

Within five minutes of completing your purchase, your domain name will be activated, and you may start using it immediately.

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