52: Lock Down Your Domain
Purchasing a domain is the first step to building your website. Without a domain, no one knows where to find you. In this episode we talk you through the steps to buy your domain and some key tips on how to handle the process.
In today’s episode, we’re talking about how to lock down your domain.
So before we jump into today’s episode, we have a quick quick message from one of our sponsors. So we’re here, we made it, Episode 301, season three, Episode Number one, and we’re talking about locking down on domain. All we mean by that is where you’re going to purchase your domain. And honestly, it doesn’t matter so much. But there’s a few tips that I want to make sure that that we talk about here. And I’d love to get your feedback as well. There’s a really thing, most people go after the cheapest, or the company that’s promoting at the time, you know, years ago, everything was hosted on GoDaddy, not necessarily websites, although a lot of websites were it was get your domain at GoDaddy.
You know, now name cheeps, putting a ton of money out there and trying to get some, you know some business. For me, the biggest thing and the biggest takeaway I would like for you to have on this episode is that it doesn’t matter so much where you buy your domain. But what I would suggest is that you buy all of your domains in the same place. The reason for that is you won’t have to remember all of these different accounts, where this domain is hosted, or where it was purchased and registered where this other one is. And whenever you have to inevitably point that domain to a different web host, you want them all to be in the same place. So the process is the same, it’s about efficiency.
Now, granted, this is just really geared towards people who are running agencies. If you’re an individual, though, you’re probably going to own more than one, especially if you have a business. I’ve got four or five different domains that I own personally just for myself. And one’s going to be the the KLM Academy. The other one is Keegan Lanier media c0m. And then I have my own name, which if you don’t own your own name calm, unless it’s john smith, I would recommend going out and getting it right now because it’s just real estate in the world that you can own for 10 bucks a year, 15 bucks a year, it’s extremely cheap. And that way you protect your official namesake and no one else can go and take your name and create a website about you that you know would slander you or make you look in a bad light.
So do that. But the big takeaway from this episode is 100% to keep things within the same registrar, whatever that may be. Now I use what was previously one and one is currently now Ionos I will leave a link in the description of the show. And it is full disclosure, it is an affiliate link. If you use it, I will get a little something don’t feel obligated. You can go straight and just Google Ionos or one on one and we’ll take it to the website. I just know that they have a great service. And I know that their their domains are affordable. believe they’re 10 bucks when you get it for the first year. And then it’s 15 every year after that. Probably not the cheapest out there but also not the most expensive. Plus they’re their support team is really, really good.
But the key to this, keep them all in one place. And make sure that they’re easy to access and you know the process for pointing different name servers and managing those. And we will have a course that’s coming out that will show you this in great detail. But for the podcast sake, just remember those key things. Find the company that you know you trust and who has a great reputation and use them for every domain that you purchase.