- Register your domain name yourself or
- Get your web host or ISP (Internet Service Provider) to register it for you.
If you lose your domain you can lose your whole online identity.You can only register a domain for a year or so, you will need to make sure that you renew it before the expiry date. Once your domain expires you will no longer own that domain. Your Registrar will then own it and be able to sell your domain to the highest bidder. To make sure you don’t lose your domain you will need to make sure you renew your domain at least two weeks before it expires. Check that the information is registered properly, especially if you didn’t register your domain name yourself. Your information should be displayed as the registrant, administrative and billing contacts. It is very important to check the email addresses are ‘active’. An email will be sent to this address with information about your domain name, such as renewals, price changes, etc. If you can’t receive emails from that address, you are at risk. This could be of not receiving important notifications about your domain names. This will end up in losing your domain name. People don’t understand the importance of having their own unique domain name for their website. A domain name represents you, your company and your online presence. If you don’t have your own domain name you won’t be able to promote your own online identity and website.