Registering a domain name establishes your presence and puts you on the path to having a credible identity as an online business, and increases branding, communication and marketing opportunities.
When you’re about to create a website, there are two things you need: (1) someplace to host your site, and (2) a name for your site. These two things act like your virtual property and address where people will come in order to find you online. BizLaunch provides the hosting site for you. You will select and register your own domain name, point it to our hosting site, and then set up your business emails.
Once you have selected and purchased your domain name, you go into your account at your domain name provider and point your domain to our hosting servers. The explanation on how to do this is given in step by step PDF guides under the Assignment tab for this lesson. You can also contact your domain name provider, such as Google, GoDaddy, or NameCheap, and ask them to do the pointing of the "custom domain name server" for you. It will only take them a minute and it will be done! Once you have pointed your domain name to our hosting servers, after 24 hours you can set your custom domain name in your account on the Custom Domain Name panel (see instructions in Topic below).
The Learning Objectives in this lesson are: