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Your first step is de­cid­ing on the do­main name you’d like to use. This is a de­ci­sion that shouldn’t be taken lightly, and it’s some­thing we’ll cover in more depth in a fu­ture is­sue, but the main thing is to keep it as short as pos­si­ble, avoid­ing eas­ily mis­spelled words and un­nec­es­sary num­ber or hy­phen/dash use.

You want people to be able to find your web­site eas­ily, and to be able to tell their friends about it with­out trip­ping over awk­ward words or dashes.

Once you’ve picked the name, you need to de­cide whether you’d like to use a .com, .net, .org or .ca. In the past, these top level do­mains had a lot more sig­nif­i­cance to your web­site than they do now, so the choice is re­ally up to you.

If you want to make it clear that you’re a proud Cana­dian, how­ever, we rec­om­mend go­ing with a .ca (just make sure some­one else doesn’t al­ready have the .com ver­sion, be­cause that could lead to con­fu­sion in fu­ture).

Now it’s time to head over to TekSavvy’s do­main reg­is­tra­tion page [click here] to make your pur­chase. Ev­ery­thing is clearly ex­plained here, and you won’t run into any trou­ble­some jar­gon along the way.

Con­grat­u­la­tions! You now own your very own piece of the in­ter­net. Own­ing a do­main is only part one of the process, how­ever, now you need to get your web host­ing set up so you can have some­where for your awe­some For the next step, make your way to TekSavvy’s web host­ing reg­is­tra­tion page [click here] and de­cide what pack­age is best for you. Since you’re only start­ing out, we rec­om­mend the $14.95 Fam­ily Host­ing pack­age, which of­fers you 100Gb per month of band­width, 10 email ac­counts, 500MB of stor­age and up to 2 data­bases (we’ll ex­plain what they’re for later).

If you find that you’re close to ex­ceed­ing your monthly band­width (which means you’re do­ing a great job – go you!) then you can al­ways up­grade later.

Un­less you know what you’re do­ing, we rec­om­mend you stick to the de­fault set­tings on the Web Host­ing Reg­is­tra­tion Form, if some of the things there look like gob­bledy­gook, don’t worry, just con­cern yourself with se­lect­ing the pack­age that’s right for you, en­ter­ing the do­main you’ve just pur­chased (make sure “None” is selected in the “Do­main Reg­is­tra­tion Name” field) and en­ter­ing an email ac­count that’ll serve as your main ac­cess lo­gin – your ex­ist­ing per­sonal email ac­count is al­ways a good idea here, just in case.

You can add your­name@your­do­ email ac­counts later, so you don’t panic just yet!

All done? Awe­some! You’re now well on the way to dom­i­nat­ing the in­ter­web (hope­fully)… al­though it’d be nice if we could get some in­for­ma­tion up there to share with people, right?

Find out more about TekSavvy’s Do­main ser­vices here]

Find out more about TekSavvy’s Host­ing ser­vices here

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