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The first step to creating your web site is to register a domain name.  The domain name is the name that people will type into the address bar to find your site. e.g my domain name is FreeWebHostingTips.com

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Register your Domain Name
Network Solutions, and Register.com are the most established domain name registrars, but many others have competitive prices and offer essentially the same services.   You'll want to look at several different companies in order to get the best value for your money.

  • If you expect to have your website for a while, you can usually save money by registering for multiple years at once

  • In general, your name, email and mailing address will be made available to people who ask for it.  Many services will sell you private registration (where only they have your name and address) for an extra fee.  I recommend either doing this or setting up a P.O. box to receive any junk mail related to your site.

  • Support: you want to know that the company you've registered with will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if you run into a problem

  • Domain forwarding.  If you are registering the .net, .org or other domains, domain forwarding lets you automatically forward those addresses to your site

  • Account management tools: you donít need anything fancy here, but it should be easy to move your domain to another host if needed

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