How do domain names work?
I'm thinking about buying a domain name for $1.99 from GoDaddy. However I'm not sure if I'm going to use it anytime soon. I just want to buy it to reserve it. Are there any restrictions/fees? Do I have to pay a fee or re-buy it after a period of time?
- Anonymous10 years agoFavorite Answer
The $1.99 is for the first year only (reg price after that) and must be grouped with a hosting plan in the same transaction.
I suggest http://www.newinternetdomains.com for better "regular" prices.
Generally, you purchase a Domain Name for a fee, for a specified amount of time i.e. 1, 2 or 3 years, you can set up automatic renewal's (this is advisable) at time of purchase or at any time while you own these domain's, as once the time expires the domain will end up back on the open market. There are No restrictions or other fees and once you have purchased your domain and it will be automatically "parked" until you get domain hosting for your domain or redirect your DNS to this domain. Hope this Helps.Source(s): http://newzealanddomain.com
- Anonymous10 years ago
As you may know a domain name is just a name, not a real website. If you are going to create your website: 1- Buy a domain name. A domain name is a name you want to call your website (ex: www.yahoo.com). To get a domain name, you have to pay an annual fee to a registrar for the right to use that name. 2- Buy a web hosting service to provide your online space and enable you to get your website online at your purchased domain name.
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Hope this helps.
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- 10 years ago
Yes, you will need to renew it after every year. There are no other fees or restrictions.