If you want to set up a website, one of the first things you’ll need is a domain. In this video, I’ll show you how to register a website domain name at DreamHost while signing up for a plan. I’ll also explain how the process works if you already have a DreamHost account. Consider this an easy DreamHost tutorial on domain registration.
The first thing you’ll need to do is create a new DreamHost account using your email address and a secure password.
Now it’s time to choose a domain. Take a moment to consider your
options since your URL will be the backbone of your website’s brand.
Once you’ve found an available domain you like, simply select your registration term: 1, 2, or 3 years.
At this point, all that’s left to do is fill out a few additional forms. Once you place your order, you’ll get access to your DreamHost Panel. That means you can start working on your new website.
Keep in mind: even if you publish your new website right away, it won’t be visible online until the domain “propagates.” That’s a tech-y term for the process of updating every server on the web with your new domain. Usually, propagation only takes a few hours, but sometimes it can take up to a day, so you’ll want to plan accordingly.
Honestly, the hardest part of registering a domain is coming up with the perfect name. Once you have it — and you’ve made sure it’s available — you can register it in a matter of minutes.
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