How to register a domain name using Name.com
Once you have chosen a domain name, you can read some advice about it here, it's time to go ahead and purchase it!
You can use just about any registrar, but we recommend name.com. The cost for a domain name will usually run a little under $15 a year and you'll need a credit card to pay that.
When you go to name.com, you'll see a search field in the middle of the screen.:
Enter your domain name into that field to see if it's available. If it's not available, you can try a different domain name until you find one that fits your organization that's also available. If your domain name is available, it will be listed with an Add to Cart button.:
Simply click on that Add to Cart button to purchase the domain.
On the next screen, you'll see your cart with one additional option.:
You'll see that there is an optional WhoIs Privacy feature that you can buy with your domain. When someone looks up records on your domain, this prevents them from seeing your e-mail address. Basically, it's an anti-spam measure, but if you're already getting some spam, the chances of this affecting you are negligible, so there's usually little point in buying that.
When you are satisfied with your cart contents, click on Next Step and simply fill out the blanks.
Once you are done purchasing your domain name, usually the next step is to go live. You can do that by pointing your domain's nameservers to:
If you aren't familiar with that terminology, just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know your name.com login and we can set that up for you in a matter of minutes!