How to buy a domain name for a new business
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How to buy a domain name for a new business

A step by step course showing people new to the topic what to look for when buying a domain name.
4.2 (31 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,825 students enrolled
Last updated 6/2015
Price: Free
  • 31 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Choose and purchase a domain name for their business.
  • Decide on either a local or .com domain name.
  • Know what costs are involved.
  • How to setup a domain name using
  • What to do if someone else owns the domain you want.
  • How to use domain suggestion tools.
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  • You will need nothing to follow along with this course.
  • There is a cost involved with buying a domain name but you don't have to spend any money to get full value from this course.

This course is to help people who are looking to buy their first domain name. Without any experience this task can be daunting for newbies.

The course assumes no prior knowledge of web or websites. We'll start right at the beginning with tips on choosing a domain name. Then moving into actually buying a domain name and deciding what to do if your domain is gone.

You don't need anything other than an internet connection to follow along with the videos.

Websites and online businesses can be tricky when you're new. There are a million options out there. My courses were created to act as a guide to show you your options and allow you to make informed, experienced decisions even on your first try.

Who is the target audience?
  • We'll start right at the beginning and work step by step through the ways to purchase your first domain name.
  • This course is for people completely new to web sites and online business. It's aimed at people who have no idea how to buy a domain name.
  • This course is for absolute beginners. If you understand the basics of website creation or have purchased your own website domain before then this course might be too simplistic for you.
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Buying your first domain name.
9 Lectures 30:38

This video is an introduction to what is covering is my 'Buy a domain name' training course.


In this video we'll look at the do's and don'ts for choosing a domain name. Specifically:

  • How to work with numbers (
  • Are hyphens a good idea in a domain name (
  • What happens if you have lots of different domain names and you point them to one website. Do you get more traffic?
  • Should you buy acronyms and alternative domain name spellings to protect your business idea.
The do's and don'ts of picking a domain name.

This video will help you decide if you should use a local domain name (,, or the more traditional .com address. The answer is different for everyone so check out the video to see what is right for you.

Should I use a local domain vs a .com domain name?

You'll learn what a domain name costs and what other features you might like to include when you are buying.

How much does a domain name cost?

Stuck for domain name ideas? In this video we'll look at my favorite domain name generators/suggestion tools.

Domain name generator.

This video looks at how to find a domain name registrar.

You are stuck with your domain registrar for a long time and this step can save you a lot of time and money. If you don't have any experience in web design then choosing the right domain registrar is super important.

  • What to look for when choosing your domain name registrar.
  • Tools to help compare available options.
The best domain registrars.

This video is for people who choose GoDaddy as their domain registrar. I'll show you the full process of buying your domain from GoDaddy and which options to choose along the way. The process is similar for other companies. If you need help with your preferred registrar leave a comment and I'll give you a hand.

You'll learn:

  • How to buy the domain name you want?
  • What from GoDaddy's 'extras' list should you consider?
  • What is the whois registry?
  • What is GoDaddys personal protection?
  • Should you add hosting to your purchase.
  • Should I use the Website Builder option?
  • Should you add email to your domain via GoDaddy?
  • Should you use the Search Engine Visibility option?
  • How long will it take for my domain to become live?
How to buy domain name from GoDaddy.

You'll learn what options you have if someone else owns the domain name you want.

You'll learn:

  • What is a domain broker.
  • How to use a domain broker.
  • How to find out who owns the domain you want.
  • How to contact a domain owner personally.
How to buy a domain name from someone.

Learn how to forward one domain to another using GoDaddy*. This means you can own more than own domain address and have it forward to

* We're using GoDaddy as an example but this technique uses principles you can apply to almost any domain name registrar. If you're having problems with a different company leave me a comment and I'll give you a hand. - Dan.

Domain name forwarding.
About the Instructor
Daniel Walter Scott
4.6 Average rating
535 Reviews
8,145 Students
10 Courses
Media Designer, UX Designer, Adobe Certified Instructor

Sharing is who I am, and teaching is where I am at my best, because I've been on both sides of that equation, and getting to deliver useful training is my meaningful way to be a part of the creative community.

I've spent a long time watching others learn, and teach, to refine how I work with you to be efficient, useful and, most importantly, memorable. I want you to carry what I've shown you into a bright future.

I have a wife (a lovely Irish girl) and kids. I have lived and worked in many places (as Kiwis tend to do) – but most of my 14+ years of creating and teaching has had one overriding theme: bringing others along for the ride as we all try to change the world with our stories, our labours of love and our art.

I'm a certified Adobe instructor (ACI) in Ireland. I'm also an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) and have completed the Adobe Certified Associate training (ACA). And I don't just do Adobe. Remember, media is a very broad term – digital blew out the borders, so we are all constantly learning.

I've been teaching for 14+ years. I come from being a media designer and content creator – so I understand exactly where you're at now. I've been there. I love this stuff. Print, digital publishing, web and video. I can see how it all connects. And I can see how we can share those connections.

I built Bring Your Own Laptop in Ireland, New Zealand, Australia & online. I have a great team working with me to keep BYOL at the top of Adobe and digital media training. I understand business, I have one – so I know how important it is to get it right and make it work for you.

Now my focus is on Udemy. It's my mission to bring you the best training for digital media on Udemy.

Daniel Walter Scott