How to Choose and Register a Domain Name with GoDaddy


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Welcome to Season 1, Episode 1 of Let’s Talk Tech!

This show demystifyies the software, systems, and apps needed to launch, run, and grow a profitable business today.

To do that, we’ll start with the most basic element you need to get you and your business online — a domain name.

Getting a domain seems straight-forward but it’s not.

Several years ago I tried a low-price domain registrar a friend recommended and it was a disaster.

I couldn’t get anyone on the phone when I had a problem, transferring a domain to another registrar (in this case to my GoDaddy account) was a nightmare and I ended up losing a couple of great domain names because the cheap domain company made the transfer complicated and full of hassles.

When I decided to launch the show I thought it was important to start out at the very beginning of getting a business online so that’s why I wanted to launch with this episode.

For this interview, I turned to my own domain registrar, GoDaddy. I’ve been a GoDaddy customer since the early 2000’s and although I had tried another domain registrar (and regretted it), I only use GoDaddy to register my domains.

Show Notes

Season 1, Episode 1: How to Choose and Register a Domain Name — The foundation of building a brand and a business online

Guest: Mike McLaughlin, SVP of Domains for GoDaddy®

By listening to this episode, you’ll discover:

  • The sometimes confusing lingo of domain registration.
  • Key things to keep in mind when trying to choose the best domain fo ryour puposes.
  • Options to consider when the domain you wanted isn’t available.
  • Times when you may need a domain name other than building your business’ website
  • Things to be careful about when registering a domain through another provider or third party (and what’s meant by “third party”).
  • “Must do’s” when registering a domain and mistakes people make that can prove costly.

Terms Used in This Episode:

  • Domain
  • TLD (Top Level Domain)
  • Registration
  • Registrar
  • Register
  • After-market
  • White-Labeling / White Label
  • SSL Certificate
  • Site Builder
  • Subdomain
  • WhoIs

Links and Resources Mentioned:

WhoIs Database