What is a Domain Name and How Does it Work?

What is a Domain Name and How Does it Work?

http://www.alekstanojevic.com/what-is-a-domain-name/ Discover what is a domain name, do you own or rent a domain name, most popular domain name extensions, what is the the cost of a domain name, what are domain name registrars, and how to register a domain name by watching video no. 6 from the “Create your First Blog With Alek” video series.

What is a Domain Name and How Does it Work?

First steps toward installing and setting up a self-hosted WordPress blog are:

1. Making a decision about a domain name (or URL — Unique Resource Locator)
2. Purchasing the registration of that name through a domain registrar

What is a Domain Name?

A domain name is the unique web address that you type in your web browser’s address bar in Firefox, Google Chrome, or Opera to visit a web site. An example of a domain name is:


I emphasize the word unique because no two domain names can be the same. If someone else has registered the domain name you want, you can’t have it. With that in mind, it sometimes takes a bit of time to find a domain that isn’t already in use and is available for you to use.

It is preferable to register a domain name with a .com extension over the other extensions, but if you are unfortunate enough to have a reasonably common name, then the .com option may not be available, even if you put a hyphen (-) in between your first and last names.

Do you own or rent a Domain Name?

In reality, when you ‘buy’ a domain name, you don’t really own it you’re purchasing the right to use that domain name for the period of time specified in your order. You can register a domain name for one year or up to ten years.

Domain Name Extensions

When you register your domain name, you’re asked to choose the extension you want for your domain. Just because you have registered your domain as a .com doesn’t mean that someone else doesn’t, or can’t, own the very same domain name with a .net.

The cost of a domain name

When you pay the domain registration fee today, you need to pay another registration fee when the renewal date comes up again in a year, or two, or five — how many years you chose to register your domain name for.

How much does a domain name cost per year?

The usual price for a .com domain name is about $10 per year.

Registering a domain name

Domain registrars are companies that sells domain names. They must be certified and approved by ICANN Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. No matter where you choose to register your domain name, here are the steps you can take to accomplish this task:

Now that you know more about:

– What Is A Domain Name
– Do You Own Or Rent A Domain Name
– Most Popular Domain Name Extensions
– What Is The The Cost Of A Domain Name
– What Are Domain Name Registrars
– How To Register A Domain Name

Now it’s the right time to talk about one of the best domain registrars in the world – Namecheap.com [http://www.alekStanojevic.com/namecheap/]

This is why I invite to watch the next video called…

Five Reasons To Use Namecheap

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Previous videos:

1. What is a Blog – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1YUI8brtPc

2. 10 Essential Parts of a Blog – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h76lk1Gw7Jk

3. What to Blog About – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAHBXi0NJKE

4. Why WordPress is the Best Blogging Platform – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6pZaJBv1KA

5. Choosing a WordPress Platform – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bNT3Wm2CJY

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  1. shady mohsen on December 26, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    Thanks a lot for this helpful and informative video. Now, my question is: why we pay money for the domain name?

  2. Oscar Ornelas Velasco on December 26, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    Thank You

  3. HawkEye on December 26, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    As i can understand first I need to buy a domain name for some cost as well as some extension domain if I want. If I register for some extension like .net .org. etc along with my main domain .com, DO i need to pay for all these domain name (i.e. xxxyz.com, xxxyz.net, xxxyz.org) for every year (Having said I know I have to pay for xxxyz.com every year )

  4. nozipho on December 26, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    A very informative video. Thanks for posting it!

  5. Deepak Malhan on December 26, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    Good one Alex Thanks 

  6. Ralph Sanchez on December 26, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    thank you Alex , I stumbled upon your video. I am new to all this and would like to know can i make money flipping domain names?

  7. Fayzul Chowdhury on December 26, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    I do not know domain,now I am understand this.

  8. Mark Levi on December 26, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    alek i just found out about cridomain.com why didn’t u mention it ?

  9. Lloyd goddard on December 26, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    I love to see who think like me

  10. Om Sai Domains on December 26, 2020 at 8:03 pm


  11. Luke Bockman on December 26, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    this video was pretty helpful. thanks for making it.

  12. KELLY DIVINE on December 26, 2020 at 8:13 pm

     l learned a lot from this video.  I paid thirty dollars for one year.

  13. Parsley on December 26, 2020 at 8:14 pm

    URL stands for uniform resource locator, not unique resource locator. jtluk

  14. Vijayalakshmi S on December 26, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    Thank you Alek! this was awesome

  15. Pat Andersen on December 26, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    Excellent video Alek, thank you so much. I’m glad I found you.

  16. godfrey motheogane on December 26, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    WOW i am blown away with this fantastic video. I am very happy to have come across such meaningful and purposeful information. This is beutiful , i now feel like an expert.Mr Alek Stanojevic i am truly grateful for your effort and generosity to share and empower someone with a sense of knowledge and direction i am very haaaaaaaapy. you are number one.

  17. Wilver Munoz on December 26, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    thank you you are the best 🙂 good helpfull explination

  18. Moy Cole on December 26, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    thanks very good

  19. sterby on December 26, 2020 at 8:28 pm

    Thanks for the video, helped me out : )