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Select a Domain Name

Selecting a domain name isn't that easy.  I picked www.bweiss.com because my email address at the University of Arizona had been bweiss.   Here I am 8 years later, still using the same name!

However, I've come across some disadvantages of the domain name, the primary one being that it has my last name in it.  That means that all of the email addresses I control have my last name in them.  Sometimes, I'd like a more anonymous email, and then I have to use a free address.

Of course, lots of the "good names" are already taken.  If your name is Jennifer, you aren't going to be able to get jennifer.comIt's taken. 

Pick a Registrar

At this point, I'll just recommend GoDaddy.  They're reasonably priced and easy to use. 

Register Your Domain Name

Have a credit card handy, and fill in the form.  That's pretty much all there is to it.  I recommend, if you have one, using a post office box or work address rather than your home address.

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