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The truth about registering your website for free

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  • What is a website

  • What is a domain

  • What is a sub domain

  • How to register a domain to own a website. Is it free

  • Is it mandatory to have the main domain

  • Can I create a subdomain? Is it free

Remember “Nothing great comes easy, and nothing easy can ever equate to greatness.”.

Above are some of the basic questions every new blogger or internet user should know. It is often hard to find out the short answers to these questions and there is no clarity among publishers to guide the new internet users. This post will answer all the above questions to you in a precise manner and I hope you’ll find it interesting.

  • What is a website

You can simply say a website has a set of web pages or a single page which is located under a unique name. To make it sound simpler you can also say that your website is like your home. If you have more than 1 room in your home then it means you have more pages on your website. Either it is your main website or a sub-website which I know is sometimes confusing for users. These questions I will answer them in the later sections.

  • What is a domain

You know what a website is now (it is your home), but what if someone asks you where does your website live. Yes, your website needs an address or a location and hence we call that as a domain (domain address). So in short your website is your home and it has a unique address mapped to your website which we call that as a website domain name. Voila, quite a mouthful it was…

  • What is a subdomain

You now know what a website is and what is a domain aka (main domain). You can call a domain as the main domain for your website, however, you can also have many other subdomains either connected to your main website or associated with other platforms. Your main website will look like http://www.example1.com or https://www.example2.com, but your subdomain website will look like http://www.blogname1.example.com or https://www.blogname2.example.com. Just that you need to understand one important difference between the two. It is about registrations and the rules applied to own a domain and a subdomain which I will cover it in the next question.

  • How to register a domain to own a website, is it free

Isn’t the dots getting connected now? You first have to find a unique address for your home to be registered. Once you have the unique address established for your (main domain) then it isn’t that difficult to own a website or register your home. I hope now it is clear about how to register a unique domain to own your website. Well, it is not free and you have to read the rest of the post to understand it well. And I also suggest you read my post to know more about the differences main domain and subdomain

  • Is it mandatory to have the main domain

Yes! without any doubt, your home or a website would need a unique address. It is like the foundation work to build your website on it. Therefore own a domain or register a domain to build web pages on it. But it isn’t free and I have explained it below in the later section. This is no more an open secret now because I have listed down the facts about it.

  • Can I create a subdomain? Is it free

Yes! it is free, you can definitely create a subdomain for free. However, you cannot own the main domain for free and many third-party websites will give you the authority to own a subdomain. I have discussed it in length in my first post A Blog Many bloggers favorite option is to go with a subdomain and later shift to the main domain. It is like to live initially in rented accommodation for free with no cost and then buy a home for yourself and live in it as long as you like. But give it thought how do you like your address to be like http://www.I-own-my-homenow.com or http://www.I-live-in-a-home.butitisnotmyown.com

Few facts: There could be a lot of portals on the internet that will be asking you to register your website through them for free. But these are just marketing strategy to increase the traffic on their website. Sometimes you would also notice the Ads and Banners saying, you can register a website for as less as 0.99$ or 2.00$ but it isn’t true.  Because you don’t want your website to be named as $#@.com or @#$%.com which hardly explains anything about your blog or website.

The truth is that the price of registering a website will always differ on the name that you choose and is available for registration. It also depends on the domain that you choose, be it .com, .org, .net, .club, .in and so on. Of course, if your content is good enough and interesting then it doesn’t really matter whether you choose .com or .in for your website, because your audience will always wait for your posts to be published and they’ll surely remember URL (uniform resource locator) of your website.

Example: Like a personal blog which I got bigstepfwd.wordpress.com

This post is only sharing the facts with you regarding registration of a website. My next post will also discuss regarding hosting your website. Hence it is mandatory for you to understand the difference about registration of a domain/website and hosting. Also, note that it is isn’t mandatory that registration and hosting should have to be from the same portal or vendor, you can register with http://www.godaddy.com but do the hosting from http://www.bluehost.com but these websites are just for your reference, there are hundreds of portals that manage domain registrations and hostings.

So I suggest you do some survey today on the internet to find the actual price that you may incur to register your website. Use some different website names with separate domains and see the price differences. It is interesting to know how prices drop or increase with your combinations.

I repeat again if you don’t have a personal blog, then I suggest that your very first step would have to be is to create your personal blog. The best place or the application to create a personal blog is WordPress.com, Yes! you got that right. Go to http://www.wordpress.com and register or create an account on it.

If you find this post interesting then you’ll surely find this post interesting as well Google Adwords & Adsense

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