Whether you’re just starting your site or making the final touches on it getting a domain is a critical step in getting visitors to your website. You’ve probably heard a lot of different terms related to this domain, domain name, URL, web address. we explain this post about What is a Domain Name? How to Register a Domain Name.
Now simply put, all of those are correct. Your domain name is your web address and your web address is a URL. It might help to know that the URL actually stands for “Uniform Resource
Locator” but you don’t need to memorize that! In the same way that you can use coordinates to locate a point on a map,
You can enter a URL into your Internet browser to find a website on the Internet. A website is essentially just a group of files, images, graphics that are assembled into an orderly design.
Altogether, we call that content and website content is securely stored and hosted on large data banks called “servers.” The domain is just an identifier. People can find it through a search engine. And once someone has your domain they can use it to find your content as a beautifully designed website. To demonstrate our domain here is www.squarespace.com.
If I open my browser and type that URL in the address bar there is quick communication to our servers where the Squarespace website is found and served to my computer This is the basic way every domain and website work together.
There are many companies online where you can purchase domains At Squarespace, we try to make building a beautiful website as simple as possible and we feel registering a domain shouldn’t be a challenge either. You can visit: domains.squarespace.com and register your own domain. Then connect it to your Squarespace site. Just like that.
How to register a domain name?
So you’ve got a great idea, and now you need to register a domain name. Follow these three easy steps to bring a that great idea to life online.
Step 1:- Find Your Domain Name– You’ve come to the right place. Find out if your dream .ca domain name is available by searching on choose.ca. Your domain name should be short and memorable but still represent you and your brand online. If the domain you want isn’t available, no worries. We’ve got some great alternative domain names and spellings that will set you apart from the rest.
Step 2:- Choose A Registrar- A registrar is an online retailer that sells domain names and other services like email, hosting, and website builders. All of the registrars listed onchoose.ca are certified and trusted, so you’re sure to find one to suit all your online needs.
Step 3:- Register Your Domain Name- You’re ready to register your domain name on your registrar’s website. It’s time to launch your great idea into that infinite online world. And good news, research shows that Canadians tend to prefer and trust .ca websites when they search and shop online. And that’s it. That’s all you need to know to find and register your .ca domain name.