Once you have decided to start your own web site, your first step is to register a domain name for your website unless you want to start a free blog with free blog hosting sites like Google blogger, WordPress, Tumblr etc. If you are serious about your website, we don’t recommend owning a sub-domain free blogs from free blog hosting websites. You should have your own domain name and web hosting account from a reliable web host to own you own website. But you first task is to register a domain name of your desired niche (topic) with a reliable domain name registrar. There are many domain registrars out there which offer affordable domain name registrations.
Some of the big domain name registrars are Godaddy, Enom, Register, 1 and 1, Network Solutions, Netfirms, NameCheap, Name etc. Among all of them Godaddy.com is the most famous and most widely used domain name registrar. In the list given above some offer cheap domain registrations and some offer costly domain name registrations. For one year domain registration for generic domain names like .com, .net, .org etc TLDs Godaddy, NameCheap and Name charge not more than $10 to $12 per domain. But other domain registrars like Register and Network Solutions charge as much as $30 to $50 per each generic domain name registration per year. For affordable and reliable domain name registrations we suggest you use registrars like Godaddy.com, NameCheap.com and Name.com. Those are cheap and offer most of the basic features with every domain registration. Once you have registered a domain name then you can buy Web Hosting Service from any of the several affordable and reliable web hosting providers.