The #3 Things You must do before

you buy a domain name for your

online business in India

You cannot have a website without a domain name, but finding the perfect domain name can be very challenging. A lot of the time website owners find that the name they had in mind has already been taken and that can make matters even more difficult. These domain names are bought from different domain name registers and today we are going to be talking to you about some of the things that you have to know when you want to buy a domain name for your website in India, so definitely make sure to continue reading until the end.

Where should you

buy the name?

This is something that we already touched on at the very beginning of this article, and we mentioned that this can be done by going to a domain name register. There are a lot of these out there, and all of them have their own way of offering and sorting through all of the different name options that they can offer you. The domain register manages the entire registration process of the domain name and with most of these registers the process is that you will purchase the name from them and then you will use a different hosting provider in order to manage the website. However, there are also some of these registers that provide you with both services at once, so if you don’t want to look for hosting on your own, then these will probably be a better option for you. GoDaddy, Shopify, Google Domains, Namecheap and Hover are just a few of the many different options for you. Something that you have to think about is that buying for a provider is also a hosting provider is great, but if you decide down the line that you actually want to switch the provider, then this process is generally pretty difficult since a lot of the time the providers have their domains locked down to them and will not allow you to transfer the domain name, meaning that you will either have to stick to that provide or potentially lose your entire ecommerce.

What happens after the

domain is bought?

What a lot of people don’t realize is that the domain name itself isn’t an actual website, but it is just that- a name. After you have the name reserved you then have to proceed to build the actual site that the domain name will go to. When you want to purchase a domain name through one of the providers of both names and hosting, the great part is that you will probably already have a website set up for you, but if only bought a domain and you don’t have a website then you will have to direct it to the hosting provider that you will be using, and you can do that by simply changing the DNS settings. Even if you do not already have a website, the great part is that there are a ton of website builders out there which will help you build a website in just a few simple steps. Our favorite option is actually Shopify. This is a platform that will work great if you just want to get a domain, but it will also work great fi you are looking for the full deal-which is a name and a website. Building a website with Shopify is incredibly simple and it will only take you a few clicks on the drag and drop interface, choosing the right template, doing a bit of customization and you can have a site up and running in under 30 minutes. Shopify is also available in India and offers a 14 day free trial, so make sure to check it out, especially if you need to build an ecommerce website.

What if the name you

want is already taken?

Unfortunately, this is something that a lot of business owners have encountered and apart from it being something that will most likely waste your time, it can also be quite discouraging. First of all, if the domain name you want is already taken, there is a way for you to still get it but you have to be prepared for the possibility of having to pay a lot more money for it than you may have initially anticipated. This is because instead of getting it form the register, you will have to get it from the person that actually owns it and they can charge you whatever they want for it, and if they see that you really have your heart set on it they can actually make the price grow even more.

A lot of people are in the business of buying domain names simply because they think that they can be very profitable in the future and they usually go on to sell them on marketplaces like Afternic and Sedo, so if you see that your domain name is taken and not being used, you may want to check them out. If you find that the domain is way too expensive for you, then something that you can try doing is going for a .net or a .biz domain instead of a .com, although we have to say that we always advise to go for a .com domain since those are the ones that have the most impact and the ones that people remember. But, at the end of the day you can only afford what you can afford and getting one of them can end up being the right option.

Purchasing a domain name for your website in India can be quite the process, so if you needed a bit of help on what to focus, then hopefully this article gave you the help that you needed. Make sure to find the best registers, since they will usually have the best choice, make sure to find a good website builder to help you with the design of your website and in decide whether paying extra for that taken domain name will be worth it for you. We hope you found this article interesting and that reading it will help you make the right choices for your website in India.