How to Register a Domain Name – HostGator Tutorial

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So you have this awesome idea, and need to lock it down. What is the next step? Registering a domain name of course. Domain names are like the storefronts of the internet, and the first step to getting your name out there is registering your perfect domain name. Josh is here to teach you how to buy a domain, so buckle up and get ready to get your idea off the ground.

In this video you’ll learn:
How to Register a Domain as a HostGator Customer
How to Register a Domain as a New Customer
What is Domain Privacy?
How to Apply Domain Privacy
What to check for when Registering a Domain

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How to Register a Domain Name:
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  • Animation Gym
    Posted at 14:01h, 04 August

    After registering my domain and host with hostgator i get emails from several indian people asking to design my website

  • abderrahim zouita
    Posted at 21:22h, 27 August

    big respect to you brother.

  • Amber Mabry
    Posted at 14:20h, 09 September

    Nice! It's short, sweet and to the point.
    Thank you for sharing 😃

  • tawanda omet
    Posted at 09:36h, 08 November

    My domain stills says pending and it been over a week

  • xXOnTheBrightSideXx
    Posted at 21:44h, 02 December

    So I bought my domain from Hostgator and it's showing up like the ones above the pending in your example, but when I click the link anywhere it still says I need to register the name and then that it's not available, even though I've already paid. Is there something I'm doing wrong? This is my first time trying to get a website. Or does it mean I just have to pick a different name, even though when I first signed up and paid with hostgator it let me pick that name?