Buying A Domain Name For Your Website (From GoDaddy) – Tips & Tricks of the Pros | WP Learning Lab

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In this video I walk you through how to by a GoDaddy domain name for your website. I also highlight the common money-sucking pitfalls that inexperienced domain name buyers often fall into.

The very first thing you do when you purchase a domain name is go to and use their search feature to find a domain name that both suits your needs AND is available for purchase. When you’ve found one click on Add Cart and search for more if you are buying more than one or click on Continue to purchase just the one you found.

On the next page is where the upsells start. In reality, you don’t need any of the upsells when you are just starting out. But there are two instances where you may want (1) and (2) which I explain below. Upsells include:

1. Domain privacy protection
2. Buying the same domain name with different Top Level Domains (TLDs) (.org, .net, .tv, .etc)
3. Buying GoDaddy hosting
4. Buying GoDaddy website builder
5. Buying the GoDaddy email service

There are times when I do recommend using the domain privacy protection. What this does is hides the real purchaser’s information when buying the domain. For example, anyone can use the database to find out who bought any particular domain. If there is no domain privacy protection associated with the domain then the purchaser’s name, address, and sometimes phone number will appear in the database.

However, if the domain is protected then the contact information of the registrar will be listed and not the purchasers.

The other upsell you may at want to consider buying at some point is the other Top Level Domains (TLDs). If your brand is or becomes popular enough people will buy the .org, .net, .tv or other versions of the domain and either try to sell them back to you or squat on them. It’s usually best to pre-empt that by buying all TLDs.

But if you’re just starting out, generally none of these upsells are required and you can always add them later if you want.

Once you have gone through the purchasing process you will be able to log into your GoDaddy account and see your new domain name. That’s how easy it is to register a domain name. You will then want to set the nameservers GoDaddy, which is the subject of another video.

I hope this information helps you! If you have any questions leave a comment below or ping me @WPLearningLab on Twitter.

All videos in the WP Learning Lab WordPress Installation Series:

1. WordPress Installation Introduction

2. Buying A Domain Name For Your Website (From GoDaddy) – Tips & Tricks of the Pros

3. WordPress Hosting: Buying A (BlueHost) Hosting Account for Your Website

4. Setting Name Servers In Your GoDaddy Domain Registrar Account

5. Create Add On Domains via cPanel

6. Downloading and Uploading (Self Hosted WordPress) Files

7. Create a MySQL Database for your WordPress Site via cPanel

8. Edit wp-config.php To Add WordPress Database Credentials

9. WordPress Installation Form & Logging In For The First Time

10. WordPress One Click Install

11. Create A Custom Email Address For Your Website Via cPanel

12. Forward Your Custom Email Address via cPanel

13. WordPress Installation Series Conclusion & Next Steps


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  1. Arekussu on July 15, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    extending the expiry, is that costly? Is it more expansive than just getting it for more years from the start?
    Also, what is that song at the end? It sound damn good!

  2. Caleb M on July 15, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    Dont know if you are aware but you can see things like your phone number and email and suck at roughly 5:45

  3. Manga Club on July 15, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    domein free? can you help me? please you have Skype?

  4. William santos on July 15, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    nice good

  5. Thomas on July 15, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    well done Bjorn…well done.gonna buy myself a domain now

  6. Maykel Naranjo on July 15, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    so if you don’t register for protection, it registers your address too?

  7. kugishmupert on July 15, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    thanks for saving me 40$ on godaddy tody!

  8. Marvin Buisa on July 15, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    thank you

  9. IPconfigEARTH on July 15, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    cant we buy a domain name forever?

  10. Mrtaylormade231 on July 15, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    It does show credit card information right on whois?

  11. Yosefalofagus on July 15, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    I am not going to do anything with the information, but some of your personal information is visible through the blurring errors.

  12. Om Sai Domains on July 15, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    Great information

  13. Alex Tuan on July 15, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    Hello I am selling these domains: Domain age from 2006, DA 15, TF 25 , achor text: no spame, no chinese,janpan, nake link top, niche hotel This domain could be used for health tips ebook,product with TF 20, DA 18 This domain with DA 30, TF 31 ,spam score 0, could be used for e-website gifts

    They are available for biding on godaddy now

  14. Didintle Maila on July 15, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    does the whois also include showing card details ?

  15. Edward Berry on July 15, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    If you use the protection option does it stop it completely from being found? Are they anyways people can get around that???

  16. Luke Unknown on July 15, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    Can you change your address at a later date and will the old address show up or be found once up dated?

  17. Kanjiidesu on July 15, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    I am pretty new to all this "making your own company" I was going to make a business but then it asked for VAT and I got very confused?

  18. Alan Fox on July 15, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    So many domain names are taken. But they aren’t being used.

  19. Alexis Nichole on July 15, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    great information. Thank you

  20. Abde Samad on July 15, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    thank you patrick mahomes for the video 🙂

  21. Curious Penguin on July 15, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    Hi thanks for the helpful video. Just curious, why do you have so many domains registered? Are you a web designer? Thanks!

  22. mjpayne95 on July 15, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    Why can’t you use a .gov?

  23. petter tufte on July 15, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    what do I type in organization

  24. Jaden Ricardo on July 15, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    Hi, can you make a video about Buying a Domain Name including with option Hosting account??

  25. JC0DY on July 15, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    Why block it? We can just look at it on WHOIS xD

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  27. Irfa Merry on July 15, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    Selling my two expired domains with DA46 and DA 50+

  28. Richard Harris on July 15, 2021 at 10:32 pm


  29. Kevin collazo on July 15, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    Why did you blur it out you know people can go to the website too

  30. Manny elpresidente on July 15, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    Silly questions. Why do I have to pay a company like "go daddy" for a domain name and why do "you" have so many domains?

  31. leo bonita on July 15, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    Very unhelpful

  32. Robert Mitchell on July 15, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    thanks so a lot

  33. Suman D Chowdhury on July 15, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    Do WordPress also charge separately for mapping Godaddy domain if one is using a free account in WordPress?