Are you planning to build your own website? If so, you’ll need a domain name, first and foremost. Here are some crucial considerations to look at when registering a domain:
1. Pick the best domain registrar you can afford.
A quick search on the Internet will lead you to hundreds of domain registrars; some are very reputable while others can make you a bit suspicious. Some will offer free registration of your domain, while others charge a fee. The problem with entrusting your domain to some random registrar is that they may not be approved by ICANN, which means that your domain will be rendered useless when you sign up for a (or change your) hosting provider.
2. Think long-term.