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.
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:
This video will help you decide if you should use a local domain name (.co.uk, .com.au, co.nz) or the more traditional .com address. The answer is different for everyone so check out the video to see what is right for you.
You'll learn what a domain name costs and what other features you might like to include when you are buying.
Stuck for domain name ideas? In this video we'll look at my favorite domain name generators/suggestion tools.
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.
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 what options you have if someone else owns the domain name you want.
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.
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