Domain Name Registration Checklist

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Domain Name Registration Checklist

Domain name registration checklist. The first step towards establishing your online presence and website is to find the right domain name and register it.

This domain name registration checklist gives you the process to get your own new business website domain name registered.

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What is a Domain name?

Domain names are the address of your website that people type in the browser to visit your website. Think of it like this; if your website were a house, the domain name would be its address.

Once you have registered your domain, you need to start thinking about web hosting services.

Domain Name Registration Checklist

This domain name registration checklist gives you the process to get your own new business website domain name registered.
Name Idea

List ideas for names. Think easy to pronounce, spell, memorable, and as short as possible.

Use your keywords and brand name in the domain name search but avoid names that are similar to your competition.

Registration Company​

A company that lets you register and purchase domain names. Example,, Google Domains

Check Availability

Enter the domain name you want to register in the search box.

It will check the name you suggested and often give you similar suggestions if the one you request is not available

Domain Name Extension

Domain Name Extension or domain suffix is the last part of a domain name, for example, .com suffix is by far the most popular and most recognised.

Popular domain suffixes include .com, .net, and but there are many more domain suffixes.


Where is your website run from? Website Hosting Checklist.

Once you have hosted your website and started creating content, you need to think about verifying your website with Google search console verification. This makes them aware that you own the website / domain and will start the process of getting listed on Google and other search engines. 

Frequently asked questions
Looking for more info? Here are some things we're commonly asked
  • How do Google Algorithm Updates affect your website?

    Google's algorithm is constantly changing, and updates are very common. Most of these Google algorithm updates are minor and unnoticeable, but you’ll notice there is a big update at least once a year a large-scale overhaul of the SERP (search engine results page) that may impact your business and or your clients, but allows the algorithm to keep up with changing trends.

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  • Basic Website SEO

    But what on earth is SEO? Or, for the non-acronym lovers out there, what is search engine optimisation? It is the way you can help increase traffic from search engines organically. What do we mean by organic traffic? Visitors find your website after finding you on a search engine's results page (SERP) and not through paid ads.

    Read More: Basic Website SEO Checklist

  • Basic Technical SEO

    Technical SEO is the technical changes you can make to help search engines crawl, index, and rank your website content. A successful SEO strategy includes both on-page and off-page SEO aspects. Off-page SEO involves building backlinks. On-page SEO involves the structure, content, and keywords of your website. 

    Read Me: Basic Technical SEO Checklist

  • Off-page SEO

    Off-page SEO tactics are actions you can take to help your website rank better in search engine results pages.

    Off-site SEO factors like backlinks and reviews are believed to weight ranking by up to 50%. Google Algorithms and ranking factors constantly change, but currently, these are helpful factors.

    Read More: Off-page SEO Checklist

  • On-page SEO

    On-page SEO or Onpage optimisation (SEO) is the process of optimising each individual webpage to perform the best it can. Impacting on the ability of the page to rank better in search engine results pages (SERPs).

    Helping it rank higher in organic search results and earn more relevant traffic from the search engines can help you get the visitors your business wants. 

    Read More: On-page SEO Checklist

  • E-A-T SEO Google

    E-A-T SEO is Google way to try and be certain of the websites and content they are recommending to searchers. Google want to deliver the most relevant information — but also the correct, accurate information to their customers.

    Read More: E-A-T SEO Google Checklist

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