Once you have decided on the name for your website you want to register it as soon as possible. There are many companies that provide this service. Two of the biggest providers are http://www.godaddy.com and http://www.1and1.com.

There are several factors to considers before selection a provider:
1) First year cost
2) Annual renewal cost – registration is for one year and need to be renewed annually
3) Private registration cost – this feature protects your contact information from appearing in the information provided by www.whois.com.

I have chosen to go with 1and1 because they provide free private registration and that was important to me. GoDaddy charges $8.99 for this feature.

Some web hosting plans provide free domain registration. However, I plan to use an ecommerce provider that will host the website and therefor did not consider these plans.

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