Where to Buy A Domain

One thing I regret not doing sooner is buying a domain. When I went to switch to WordPress back in May, I found out that the .com I wanted wasn’t available. The .net was so I quickly nabbed it up. My suggestion is even if you aren’t planning on moving to WordPress is to buy your domain NOW before it’s taken. Even if you don’t use it right away at least it’s yours.

I also learned that once you search for a domain that other people will know about your search and buy up your domain just so you can’t have it. Nice I know. So after you do your search and find that the domain you want is available, buy it there and then. Domains are cheap and can run normally from $4 to 12/year.

I purchased my domain from Netfirms and it was under $10 and so easy to do. I really like that they have free privacy on all .com and .net domains.  This is good so people can’t see your home address when they look up your domain on WHOIS. Many places will make you pay extra for privacy.

To see if the domain you want is available, just type it in the search bar at the top of the Netfirms site and see what comes up!

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.

Comments

  1. says

    Stacie,

    This is so weird! I just bought a new domain with HostGator yesterday (and hosting too). I’m finally moving my blog from HostSo to HostGator. Or, I should say HostGator is moving it for me. :o)

    However, I *was* wondering where I could buy additional domains (without hosting) for a good price. I registered two through HostSo (one for each of my original blogs), plus additional ones elsewhere. I like to cover the bases with .com, .net, AND .org domains. LOL!

    Hugs,
    Cara

    • says

      I like Netfirms and you can just buy the domains from the without the hosting. I bought my domain from them but not the hosting…although they do offer that too!

  2. says

    I did purchase the rights to 2 domains and have them redirecting to where my blog is at right now (I think I got mine from GoDaddy, but I hadn’t heard about Netfirms before now). I think it is a good idea to get the one you want if it’s available, and like you said, it’s not that expensive.

  3. says

    I bought my .ca with Netfirms. It has free privacy for .ca as well.

    I bought the domain & hosting for my two .com’s from another company for $12 a year also with free privacy but she doesn’t offer .ca which is why I bought the one separately

  4. says

    Thanks for posting this, Stacie! I’m starting the intimidating process of moving from Blogger to WordPress. I just purchased my own domain through your affiliate link, figure it’s only fair since you’re helping us out by posting these tutorials :) I was able to find a discount code so I got my domain with NetFirms for $4.95.

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