You have decided on a domain name, the next step would be registering it, and I will be sharing with you here on how to register a domain name for free.
If you haven’t chosen a domain name yet, here is something to guide you along:
When you have made your choice, here’s what you do.
If you want something like mydomain.com, there are actually two types of costs involved here
(1) purchase a domain name
(2) pay for hosting
Take the analogy of a house. The domain name is your address and hosting is the rental you have to pay to maintain your address.
How much does it cost to have my own domain name?
A domain name usually costs about $11~15 per year, but it may cost more for existing names which have been registered and being sold by either the owner or the domain register.
There are many different hosting plans available from different companies, and may cost under $10 per month for shared hosting. Higher capacity web hosting plans which cater for larger websites with higher traffic volumes may cost more, and you could consider this at a later stage.
Why register for a free domain name?
When you register for a free domain name, it often has a subdomain attached to it, for e.g yourdomain.siterubix.com. That means you are being hosted at the siterubix platform, and you are getting both domain name and hosting for free.
I recommend that you start off your website with this first. Eventually when your site is built up and you want to establish your own brand, you can then purchase your own.
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Unique feature of Site Rubix
Below is a screenshot of a free site I built in SiteRubix. It is a totally new site so currently the stats are mostly zeroes. As I slowly build it up, my stats will change as it reflects my current status. This unique feature of SiteRubix allows you to monitor your site as you progress and also reminds you of which are the areas you should focus on.
Content Quality & Variety
Visitor Engagement (Comments)
What members are saying about SiteRubix
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