Your domain name needs to be registered somewhere. Some web hosts offer a free domain name with your account or you can have your domain name registered somewhere like GoDaddy. Although I do not agree with GoDaddy’s advertising tactics, they do have good prices and decent control panel.
Keep in mind your domain name does not necessarily have to be your blog name. The domain name for this site here is boyd.press but I can name my blog itself whatever I’d like. The advantage to that is you can change your blog name any time you want. The disadvantage is people would have to remember 2 things – one, my domain name and the other is the name of my blog (to know they want to read it again).
Try to get a domain name that’s your name (especially if you are an author or speaker) or easy to remember. I know that can be difficult because so many are taken. Put some serious thought behind it though. Depending on your web hosting account you may have more than one domain name pointing to the same place. I have the domain name zeteosolutions.com also but it will bring you right here.
The main thing you’ll need to worry about with the domain name is the name servers. When you sign-up for your web hosting, your host will tell you what domain name servers you should use. It will look like nsXX.domainname.com. These will need to be put in where you have your domain name registered at. This will tell everyone which host your files are stored at to display.
Check out today’s posts at A Woman Inspired Conference. All of the bloggers who are participating are linked there and you can jump to their blog and back.
Or go directly to their blog to catch up on days past: