Part 1: Your Own Blog For $15 Less!

July 6, 2017

In this first part series, I will be showing you where and how to buy your own blog name. This is only setting up the blog name and not yet the website.


FIRST, WHAT TO NAME THE BLOG


Figure out what to name your own website or blog. The name is what we will refer to as domain name. Try a couple of names before buying what feels right to you.

SECOND, IS SOMEONE USING IT?


You need to check if it is available for you to use. To do that, I recommend using Namecheap to search for the name's availability. And, this is the website where we will be buying the name.

Namecheap.com

THIRD, ADD TO CART


An available domain name for use will cost you $10.69 a year only. Be sure to check spelling. Click the Shopping Cart button to buy. Once it's added, click the red View Cart button.

FOURTH, WHAT ARE THESE OTHER FEES?


In your cart, you'll also find an ICANN Fee for $0.18 per year and the WhoisGuard is FREE for one year. This two fees are necessary by law and recommended that you buy for privacy. You will only need to pay a total of $10.87 unless you want to buy extras. You don't really have to.

LASTLY, PAYMENT IS FAST & EASY


Confirm your order and go through the payment process using your card or Paypal.

IMPORTANT NOTES


You will be required to renew your domain name every year if you want to keep it. You only need to login to your Namecheap account to renew. After one year, WhoisGuard will cost you $2.88 a year.

Domain Name: $10.69
ICANN Fee: $0.18
WhoisGuard: $2.88
TOTAL = $13.75

Now that you have your own website name, what next? The next part of this series will show how to set up your own .Com with no extra cost.

View the PDF file here for the step by step guide and with images to help you out.

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