Willing to start a website? Then you are reading the right article. To start a website, the first thing you need to have is a Domain. The domain is like a name, address, or URL to a website through which users identify you on the web. A domain is something that makes your site unique from others, so make sure your domain name is catchy and looks cool. Check out our guide to choose a domain name. Once the domain is purchased, you need to get a TLD (Top level domain) along with it and that can be is .com, .net, .us, etc. based on which the price is determined. Speaking of Domain, GoDaddy is one of the most popular sites for buying and hosting site online. If you are interested to buy a new domain name in GoDaddy, then make use of the article to do it in the right way.
What is TLD?
TLD stands for Top-Level Domain. It is associated at the end of your website as .com, .net, .org, etc. after 2LD or SLD (Second Level Domain). In our site (thehkonline.com) the extension .com is the TLD and thehkonline is the SLD(2LD). There are several types of TLD that are used based upon their site and domain name.
- Generic top-level domain (gTLD) – .com, .net, .org , .edu, etc
- Country-code top-level domain (ccTLD) – .us (United States) .uk (United Kingdom), etc
- Sponsored top-level domain (sTLD) – .travel (travel agents and agencies), .jobs (private company), .int (International Treaty based organization), etc.
- Unsponsored top-level domain (uTLD) – .biz, .info, .name, etc.
Buy/Register a Domain Name on GoDaddy Launch any browser on your PC.  Go to https://godaddy.com from your browser.  Enter the name for your Domain in the search tab.
If your domain name is so unique then you will be presented with all possible TLDs that are available online. If not then it shows you some similar recommendations from the given name and with different TLDs. Choose the Domain that you like the most from the list and click on Add to Cart.  Once added, your basket will be shown on the right side of the web page.  You can either continue shopping or Continue with cart for the purchase.  Select any plan for your domain.
- Full Domain Privacy & Protection (advanced protection and prevent accidental domain loss)
- Ultimate Domain Protection & Security (advanced protection, malware protection, ensure domain reputation, and prevent accidental domain loss)
- No Thanks (basic protection)
Note: You need to renew once the number of years comes to end, if not renewed your site will be lost. Now click on Checkout and sign in with your GoDaddy.  If you have already sign then you need to fill out the billing information.  Click on Save to make the payment or you can make payment directly via PayPal.  After successful completion of payment, you will receive your domain.  Go to the Domain control center and select your Domain to view the management settings.  There you can add and edit your DNS records like A and CNAME records by click on the Edit (pen) icon at the end.  Also, you can edit/change your Nameservers.  After all done, click on Save to make changes in your Domain.
Alternate Ways to Search for Domain Names in GoDaddy
If you have a domain name but not sure about the TLD for your website. No worries, GoDaddy offers a way to make that simple. All you need to do is visit https://godaddy.com/domains/gtld-domain-names. There you can search based on the keyword and category of your site. Once you find the right match you can register it for your site.
Hope this article helps you with how to purchase a domain from GoDaddy. So what are you waiting for? create your website and start earning. For queries make use of the comments section below.
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