How I Buy a New Domain Here at WA
Last Update: Jan 7, 2023
I know there is a lot of training and classes here at Wealthy Affiliate (WA) about selecting a great domain name and buying it, but I see so many comments about how to get started and how to buy a domain, that I thought it's time for me to show the steps I go through to buy a new domain.1st - I Use Jaaxy to Search for Available Domains
You can go about this many different ways, but I start with Jaaxy, because sometimes I would like to see if there are any good keywords I may want to include in my new domain name.2nd - I use Site Domain to Make the Purchase
Once I know the domain is available and I'm happy with my choice, I head over to the WA Site Domains, under the "Website" tab at the top of the WA homepage.
Again, I'm going to check to see if the domain is available here and then I'll add it to my cart and purchase it.
I always try to get a ".com" domain name as that is the most common type of domain, plus it is also what is recommended here at WA.
Next, go to "My Cart" and complete the check out. It's really simple, but remember to use your WA credits if you have any.
Once this is complete, you will have the option to turn on Auto Renew. I always do this when I am confident this site will be around for a long time. You will have to enter a payment option at this point for the Auto Renew process to be set up.
Your new domain will now be created by the awesome team here at WA and you can go over to the Site Manager to see it.Lastly - It's Time to set up Your New Website!
The next step is to set up your website which you can learn all about in the link below.
The process of selecting a domain here at WA is really not hard and there are always people here that are willing to point you in the right direction.
Please leave a comment if you have any questions or want to offer additional advice.
Rick, Excellent job on this. I saved this as my resource, so if anyone asks these questions. I will lead them here to your blog site for them to follow. I love the visual images. I find them helpful. It's easy to follow the visible parts, so people know where to go and how to get this set up.
Thanks Brenda. I am also visual and follow instructions better with them. I also just finished a video of doing this that I should have uploaded to FreedfromWork on YouTube, probably sometime tomorrow.
Thanks for the encouraging words.
You did share with me before on LiveChat about YouTube. I know nothing about that. I haven't gotten to learn about how to do YouTube yet. I will try watching Roope's class on that. Right now, I just want to focus on building content on my site.
You are smart to focus on your website content first, but for me, the two go hand-in-hand. Some people may feel apprehensive about making videos but it does get easier as you go, plus, a lot of people only search on YouTube these days, so I think people are missing out on a massive audience when not creating videos.
I agree. I do watch YouTube videos myself. A lot of them. My issue is that I can't speak. My voice has a speech impediment due to my bilateral sensorineural congenital deafness.
I thought about using American Sign Language (ASL). The problem would be I would need someone to understand me, so I would have to do my own open captioning for the hearing audience. I know nothing about that. I'm not going to pay for voiceovers, either.
My Deaf sister knows how to do this but complains she does not have time to teach me how to do this. I will have to learn how on my own someday.
Roope told me I could do the videos without showing my face. Many marketers do that. If I want people to trust me, they must know I am a natural person, not a fake or robot.
Many Deaf people in the community in the USA and all over the world are using YouTube in their country's sign language. So, therefore, I need to learn how to show my face, how to use the software, how to edit, and how do I add different things. There will be no voicing, so I need help figuring out how to put the captioning there.
I have a solution for you. Some incredible videos on YouTube are people doing things and maybe putting some text or images up on the videos, but it only shows them doing things in complete silence.
There are some options for when you believe you are ready for videos.
Great advice Rick and very easy to follow!
Appreciate the share my friend!
Excellent, Rick! I just go to websites, then select Site Domains, and within a minute or two purchase the one I have selected if it is available! I think I might only own about 18 of them at this point. I did let one go this month though, just because it wasn't resonating with me!
That's good to know, but you have definitely beat me on the number of websites you own. I may be up to around 8 now. I let 4 or 5 go last year.
I might have about 6-7 websites, but only one of them is active. The other domains are parked for right now. One that I am deinitely going to keep though is frisatsu.com. Not sure what I am going to do with the domain, but it might simply be a blog site concerning everything about the weekend!
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