HTML Made Easy registers its domain at NameCheap
A domain name is a website address such as www.mywebsite.com To become the owner of a domain name you need to register it on a yearly basis at a domain registrar such as NameCheap. If a domain is not renewed it expires and becomes available to the public.
A domain name can be registered even if a website doesn't exist yet so there is no need to wait until your site is ready. In fact the longer you wait the harder it will be to get a website address that looks and sounds nice.
A website address should be easy to remember and reflect what your site is about. For example this site's domain is www.EasyHtmlCode.com because it endeavors to teach HTML in a simple, easy to understand manner...and because www.HtmlMadeEasy.com was already taken. Told you you shouldn't wait too long to register a domain.Tip
The folks who set the rules for domains require that registrars make the domain owner's contact info such as name, address, and telephone number be available to the public. Many people don't like the idea of their personal information being out there for everyone to see, so for an additional fee registrars will hide the owner's contact details and replace it with the registrar's contact info instead.
There are two ways to get a domain to work with a website:
When pointing a domain with dns some options associated with the domain such as setting up email will be done from the web hosting account, whereas when pointing a domain with the server IP, all options associated with the domain will be done from the domain registrar account.
To see just how easy setting up a domain with a website actually is, see the tutorial Pointing Domain To Free Web Host. It gives step by step instructions on pointing a domain registered at NameCheap, to a website hosted for free at 50webs.com. Using a free web host is a good way to find out how all this stuff works until you are ready to move your website to a paid web host.
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