How to Buy a Domain Name

Time to Read: 10 minutes
Time to Do: 10 minutes
Difficulty Level: 1/5
Prerequisites: Understand the definition of a domain name, given thought to a domain name coherent with your branding and in view of search engin optimisation, filled out your payment properties.
 
 Introduction :

A domain name lets visitors access your website. It's your "unique address" on the World Wide Web that should reflect your company's image.
 
 Our Advice:

Using keywords in your domain name can help your site indexation. The domaine title is one of the pertinence criteria used by search engins. It is therefore always good to include pertinent keywords within reasonable limits (1 or 2 keywords).

If you want to buy a domain name made up of several words, separate them with a dash, which search engins regard as a separator (provence-fragrances.com rather than provencefragrances.com).
 
 How to acquire a domain name?

1. Go to the [Account \ Domain Names] menu.

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2. Use the search form to verify if the name you want is available. Enter the name in the textarea and click on the [Search] button.

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3. If your domain name is not available, you'll see a message inviting you to try again with another name.

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4. If your domain name is available, you'll see a congratulations message and an invitation to reserve it immediately.

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5. You can reserve your domain name for a period of 1 to 5 years with digressive prices if you reserve for several years. With Actinic you can buy domain names having.co.uk, .com, .net, .org, .biz, et .info extensions.

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6. Next, fill out the bottom of the form with your personal and company information. When done, click on the button at the bottom of the page to proceed to payment using your site's payment properties.

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7. You can enter your payment properties via the [Account/Payment Properties] menu.



8. Going Further:

  • If you are already the owner of a domain name managed by another supplier, you can choose to connect it or transfer it to Actinic.

  • What's the difference?
  • - Connect - You keep your present supplier who connects your domain name to your Actinic site.
    - Transfer - Actinic becomes manager of your domain. This is possible for domains with .co.uk, .com, .net, .org, .biz, and .info extensions.

  • For more information on connection and transfer of domains:

  • Domain Name
    How Do I Configure My Domain Name Connection With My Supplier?
     

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