How To Register A New Domain with Dreamhost
In this post, I will guide you how to register a new domain for your new blog. This is for those who already have an account with Dreamhost. If you don’t have an account yet and want to know how to to get one, you can read my guide of ‘How To Register Web Hosting with Dreamhost‘.
Why Dreamhost? Read why I chose Dreamhost as my favorite web hosting company.
This guide is a part of ‘Create-A-Blog with Dreamhost’ series.
- Part 1: How To Register Web Hosting
- Part 2: How To Register A New Domain
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Sign In To Your Account
If you already have an account, go ahead and log in to your control panel via https://panel.dreamhost.com
Put in your email/username and password and click the ‘Sign In‘ button. It will then take you to your dashboard.
Go To Manage Domains or Registrations
At the left side, you’ll see a list of categories. Click on ‘Domains‘ and it will open a list of subcategories that you can choose related to your domain.
Click on ‘Manage Domains‘.
If you want to add new sub-domain to your registered domain, then you can click the button beside it.
This is where all your registered domains are listed. You can edit your domain settings and other stuff here. Click on ‘Register a New Domain‘ button. It will take you to the registration page.
Alternatively, you could also click ‘Registrations‘ and it will take you directly to the domain registration page.
Then you the type in your desired domain name (together with the extension) in the box and click search.
Check Availability & Register New Domain
If your domain is available, then click Buy Now button to add that domain to your cart.
If it’s not available, you could either change the extension or choose a different name instead.
Proceed To Checkout
Click on the ‘Cart‘ button to check your order. If you want to register multiple domains, then repeat the previous steps and add those domains to your cart.
If you’re happy with it, go ahead and Proceed to Checkout.
Fill In Whois Information
Now it’s time to fill in your details for the Whois database. Remember, Dreamhost has included free domain privacy for eligible domains. So, don’t forget to check the box above to make your contact details private.
Once you’re done, click ‘Continue‘ to proceed to the order summary page.
Check Your Summary
Check the summary of your order. All your domains that you want to purchase will be listed here.
If you’re satisfied, let’s ‘Proceed to Payment Entry‘.
Now it’s time to make your payment.
You can choose to pay via Credit or Debit Card.
Paypal is not available for domain purchase but it is available for web hosting payment and renewal.
There’s also an option for you to pay using your checking account.
Another option is to pay using cheque or money order. I personally don’t recommend this because not only there’s a risk of your cheque/money order to be lost but it’s also extremely slow (takes 2-3 weeks).
And you’re done! If your registration is successful, now you just need to wait for the domain’s DNS information to propagate across the internet.
Simple, no? If you’re ready to register your new domain, sign up at Dreamhost!
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