How to Register a Domain Name on TSERVERS4Faith / August 22, 2018
Registering your domain name is the first step in establishing your online presence and reaching visitors. We’ll show you how to create and register your domain, avoid some of the pitfalls that can arise, and choose the best domain name to make sure that your site reaches the most people. Read below if you want to get on your way to a successful website!
How can I register my own domain name?’ is a very common question for anyone just getting started in the world of domains, hosting, and websites. Here’s your answer, step by step:
- Decide on the domain name you want.
- Check if it’s available.
- Choose a domain registrar — the company that’s going to register a domain on your behalf.
- Purchase your domain.
Let’s take a look at exactly what’s involved and how to achieve each step.
‘How can I register my own domain name?’
Step 1: Make up your mind on your desired domain name. If you are a company, you can coin your domain name by abbreviating your company name if your company name is too long or use the primary name you are called as indicated on your certificate of incorporation or on your letterhead.. For example, a company whose full name is “TRENDCONNECT INTEGRATED SERVICES LTD” cannot be using the entire name to form domain name. Reason is this, domain name must be smart, short, easy to remember and friendly. When your domain name is too long, it may discourage your users from visiting your website because they will have to type a long stuffs which is stressful and not professional. Your name must be simple and brief. Just like a keyword that points to your business.
However, using the company name as an example to form a new domain name. you can come up with “www.trendconnect.com” or “www.tisl.com.ng” or “www.trendconnectng.com” etc.
Make sure your name is easy and simple to remember for your users.
Another thing to consider is the extension you intend to use with your domain name. e.g. .com. .net. .org, .info, .ng, .com.ng, .promo, .company, .name.ng, .gov.ng etc There are so many TLDs that is Top Level Domains across the world today and new and new TLDs are coming out regularly.
But it is highly observed that most web owners prefer .com among others. .COM we shall talk about TLDs in our next article.
There aren’t many technical rules or restrictions when it comes to getting a domain name. Basically, you can register any domain name, as long as:
- it hasn’t been taken by anyone else — it’s available
- it consists only of alphanumeric characters (a-z, A-Z, 0-9) and hyphens — you can’t use spaces.
So, technically speaking, this opens up an infinite number of possibilities for you. However, not all domain names are created equal.
First, you shouldn’t think of domain names as only internet addresses. There’s so much more to the story…
A good domain name should have the following four traits:
1) The right domain extension (or TLD)
When registering a domain name, you get to pick from a range of TLDs (aka top level domain names or domain extensions). Among others, you can choose from:
The general rule, however, is to aim for
.com — the most popular TLD — unless you’ll be operating in a local market other than the US, in which case you can go with a local, country-based TLD (e.g.
.it for Italy,
.ca for Canada,
.ng for Nigeria,
.gh for Ghana etc).
Lastly, apart from those country-based TLDs, we now also have access to hundreds of customized TLDs. For example, you can now get
Note: It doesn’t matter that much from a technical point of view which domain TLD you choose. More or less, it’s only an additional hint for your visitors as to what type of website you’re running. For example, if I manage to get a
.food domain, it probably means that the site is going to have something to do with food.
2) Easy to memorize
A domain name can’t be too long or too complicated. In general, the shorter the better.
One thing you can do is imagine spelling your domain out over the phone to someone. If it’s hard to spell, it’s also going to be hard to remember.
The more your domain name reveals about your business, the better. In 99% of cases, your domain should be a version of your business name, whenever available.
4) Legal to possess
When registering a domain name, it’s possible to accidentally infringe on someone’s trademark. For example, if by some miracle you got your hands on
cocacola.blog, it would put you in a lot of legal trouble. It’s always a good idea to make sure the name you’re planning to register doesn’t infringe on any trademarks. The easiest way to check this is to simply search the terms you’re interested in.
At this stage, you can come up with two to five domain names that you consider to be potentially awesome for you/your business.
Here’s my shortlist as an example (since I’ll be registering a new domain for myself in this guide to illustrate the process):
The above domain is Nigeria extension with .ng
Okay, Lets start with search by visiting www.tservers4.com
1. Tservers4 Home Page.
Begin typing your domain name in the provided box under REGISTER, TRANSFER/RENEW DOMAIN NAME : Here is the screenshot below.
The format to use for example is: “mydomain.com” without WWW before it. After typing your desired domain, click on SEARCH BUTTON, you will be redirected to another page where you will need to enter security code to guide against spammers.
2. Register Domain Page.
THEN click on SEARCH again as indicated on the page displayed.
The server will search for availability of your new domain, if it was not registered before by anyone, it will be available to you to register afresh. Here is the screenshot
Then Click on ADD TO CART, and within seconds, status will change to CHECKOUT.
Click on CHECKOUT and follow to the next page where you will see DOMAIN CONFIGURATION page.
3. Domains Configuration Page.
First Thing to do?
Note if your domain purchasing requires hosting, then you will be privilege to select your hosting plan choice BY Clicking on “NO HOSTING, CLICK TO ADD” you will be taken to a page where all our HOSTING plans will be displayed for you to make your choice and afterward added to your cart to secure you hosting for your domain BUT if you do not need HOSTING with your new domain purchase probably you have bought hosting somewhere, then proceed by clicking on CONTINUE.
2nd & 3rd Thing to do?
On this page, you will be asked to check DNS Management, ID protection and E-mail forwarding options along with your new domain purchase.
Also on this domain configuration page, you will be asked to enter NAMESERVERS for your hosting. If you bought hosting elsewhere, the Nameservers will be entered accordingly in the provided space and If you are buying Hosting with TSERVERS4, you will enter the following Nameservers accordingly: NS1.TSERVERS4.COM & NS2.TSERVERS4.COM
then Click CONTINUE.
4. Review & Checkout Page.
If you have any coupon code or promo code, you will be asked to ENTER it to offer you discount on your domain name pricing, Click on VALIDATE but if there is no PROMO CODE;
Click on CHECKOUT.
5. Checkout Page
On the checkout page, you will type in the followings:
- Full personal information details,
- select your payment option,
- if you have additional info, type them under Additional Note
- Click to enable Newsletter subscription Tservers4.com then
CLICK ON COMPLETE ORDER. At this point you will be directed to your payment invoice where you finally initiate payment either by Deposit, transfer through ATM, Quickteller, mobile, internet or USSD for Nigerian Users or By paying using Mobile Money for Ghanaian or By using online Visa/Master/Verve card to pay. Whatever payment method used, your order will be confirmed by the server administrator and process your order.
Finally completed order details would be sent to your E-mail automatically be the system server for your perusal.