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Bought a domain..now what??

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by akinak, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. #1
    I bought a domain just now. What should I do now? Sorry guys..but I am a newbie to domains. This is my first domain I bought. So, I need to know what are the steps now? Get it hosted, register, make a website???
    SEMrush
     
    akinak, Sep 19, 2008 IP
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  2. Prophiterol

    Prophiterol Active Member

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    Basically you should get a hosting (I suggest you to get a cheap one to start, there are hostings from 15$ anually or even less) and make a website.

    After that will come the promotion which is fairly more complex :)

    Good luck !
     
    Prophiterol, Sep 19, 2008 IP
  3. akinak

    akinak Peon

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    Do I have to register the domain somewhere before hosting it?
     
    akinak, Sep 19, 2008 IP
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    chandan123 Prominent Member

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    :confused: you bought the domain right ?

    you need to change name servers to host. so no need to register
     
    chandan123, Sep 19, 2008 IP
  5. Halen

    Halen Peon

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    #5
    1)change nameservers to host
    2)put up some content
    3)submit site to google, yahoo etc
    4)wait
    5)wait some more
    6)wait even longer
    7)get indexed by google
    8)get visitors
    9)get more visitors
    10) maybe, just maybe, make some money
     
    Halen, Sep 19, 2008 IP
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  6. Kionic.com

    Kionic.com Peon

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    "1)change nameservers to host"

    Get a host first, Halen :p
     
    Kionic.com, Sep 19, 2008 IP
  7. gr8liverpoolfan

    gr8liverpoolfan Notable Member

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    Where did you buy the domain from ?

    Some companies are strictly domain registrars, and others offer both domain registering and hosting services.

    I'd recommend you to separate your domain registration and hosting, for your host could rob you in terms of transfer fees should you want to move your domain somewhere else.

    1.) You need to change the domain's nameservers. This will be provided by your host when you sign up with them. Hostgator, Asmallorange, Bluehost, Dreamhost, Hostican- there are loads of decent companies in the market. Be sure to look out for a coupon- saves you a few bucks.

    2.) Most hosts will have fantastico, and there are a variety of scripts that can be installed automatically- for example wordpress. You could also make a plain HTML site, and upload the files using FTP ( Filezilla is what I use)
     
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  8. Xavier_3D

    Xavier_3D Well-Known Member

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    Simply, get a good, RELIABLE host. Then change the name servers of your domain from the Registrar. Your host will tell you login info, and procedure including the nameservers.

    Use all that, to get into your Administrative Panel (Cpanel is most widely used, but its not the only one).
    Then you'll be needing to upload files in Public_html directory, or install a Script maybe, via FTP, File Manager or Fantastico. For e.g you install Wordpress Blog from Fantastico. Follow the procedures, and install it in the root. After installation, the next time you'll visit your domain, you'll find the blog there.

    Otherwise if you are making your own website, put the files in public_html folder. The index.html or index.php will be recognised as your first page. In case its not present, the domain will open the public_html folder instead, listing the files present there.

    Note: Nameservers change can take upto 48 hours. Be patient when you change them, inorder to get them to work.

    Want to know anything more. Let me know.
     
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    aspire Well-Known Member

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    That's was a good step by step approach. Any way of shortening that wait period ;)
     
    aspire, Sep 19, 2008 IP
  10. mozzeratti

    mozzeratti Active Member

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    LOL...Some SEO prior to submission might help.
    Also, updating the content regularly to keep its quality and freshness.
    Search engines like fresh content.

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    mozzeratti, Sep 20, 2008 IP
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    micksss Notable Member

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    You can try some PPC ads while your site's SEO gets established.
     
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    Keep in mind a good HOST will provide help on setting up your domain name in your hosting account.

    Depending on your domain name REGISTRAR, you may have to advise of the "nameservers" that are associated with your hosting account. Your HOST and REGISTRAR might be related, so that may make things easier (eg GoDaddy has domain registration and hosting, Pair Networks has hosting and their own registrar, PairNic.). I'm sure there are 100's of other companies that offer both services for you that have good online help/support to get you underway.
     
    DeanKennedy, Sep 20, 2008 IP
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    mozzeratti Active Member

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    I would advise that whenever you can, have your name registered separately from your hosting. Save yourself possible headaches and loss down the line,
    should you ever decide to close that hosting account.

    Pointing your domain is quick and simple.


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    mozzeratti, Sep 21, 2008 IP
  14. akinak

    akinak Peon

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    I bought the domain from tdnam.com. Do you know of any other websites to buy domains from?

    Also, thanks all for your valuable suggestions.
     
    akinak, Sep 22, 2008 IP
  15. akinak

    akinak Peon

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    Just one more thing, I am looking for a procedure to go about and not for webdesign services. I have been getting PM's pointing to this post and askuing for webdesign. Thanks, but I can design a website myself.
     
    akinak, Sep 22, 2008 IP
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    gr8liverpoolfan Notable Member

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    Other domain registrars ( not an exhaustive list, not by any stretch of imagination !)

    Namecheap

    Domainsite

    Name.com

    Dynadot

    Moniker
     
    gr8liverpoolfan, Sep 24, 2008 IP
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    You can check Afternic and yes also craigslist. I find tdnam priced reasonable for the expired domains.
     
    ascii0101, Sep 25, 2008 IP
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    Can you please give me a list of cheap hosting providers?
     
    akinak, Oct 2, 2008 IP
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    What is your budget ?

    Depending on the kind of site you are building ( which will in turn determine your space and likely bandwidth), your hosting costs will vary.
     
    gr8liverpoolfan, Oct 2, 2008 IP
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    Make sure for dedicated IP or shared IP before hosting....
     
    arunseo, Oct 2, 2008 IP