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  Register Your Domain with Namecheap

The first step to creating a website is to register your domain name. This is the URL your customers will type into the browser to find your website. If you have already registered your domain name, you can skip to the next video.

How to Register a Domain Name

  • Go to Namecheap through my affiliate link:
  • Type in your the domain name you want to purchase and add it to cart.
  • Decide if you want an SSL certificate
    • If you will have an eCommerce site, you must have an SSL
    • If you aren't taking payments online, an SSL is optional. If you don't know if you need one, decline it for now (you can always purchase an SSL later)
  • Decide if you want Domain Privacy
    • If you have a business address, use that and you do not need privacy.
    • If you run your business out of your home, it's up to you if you want privacy.
  • Make your payment. You're done!

Now that you have your domain, you'll need a web host. I'll walk through the steps to get a web host in the next lesson.