How to buy a Domain Name in South Africa

10Apr - by 247howto - 0 - In Tech

Buying a domain name is the first step you can take in having your own website. What is a domain name? a domain name is the name of your website, for example this website’s domain name is 247howto.com that means that no other website will bear this same name again except we choose to sell it or stop renewing it which will lead to its expiration giving another fellow the ability to purchase it.

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There are many domain companies that offer domain name registration services but our article is specifically for South Africans and as we usually do in 247howto we are going to take time to explain in details how to go about this. Getting a domain that ends with the .com extension is very easy, take a look at list of companies that offer such services some of them are based in USA while some are from other countries but not all of them offers some country website extensions or local domains such as .co.za, .durban, .joburg, .capetown and .org.za. Here’s the list;

  1. Godaddy 
  2. 1and1
  3. Domain
  4. Namecheap 
  5. Hostgator

All the above domain companies offer both domain name registration and hosting of the website. Hosting is what stores all the information of your website on a server so that it can be accessed through the internet. There are also other domain companies in South Africa that offers such services too, it includes;

  1. GridHost 
  2. HostAfrica
  3. RegisterDomain
  4. Ignite

Now that you have seen a list of websites that offer such services, its now time to go into purchasing of domain and all the things required in it.

How to Buy a Domain Name in South Africa

To buy a domain name in South Africa there are things required of you. If you are buying from foreign companies then you need the following in your possession to achieve this.

  1.  Credit card (If you don’t have any, go to your bank and apply for it)
  2. A laptop or smart phone but preferably a laptop
  3. Paypal Account – Most domain companies accepts Paypal, you can use this option if you don’t want to use a credit card.

In a situation you are buying from a domain company in South Africa, some of them accepts direct deposit of money into their bank account. If you don’t know how to pay with your debit or credit card online, use the link.