Owning your own domain name gives you flexibility. If you want to change web-hosts there is no risk of being charged for any "free" domain names that came with your hosting package.
Buying a domain name is easy. All it takes is a credit card or PayPal account. For your security it pays to stick with reputable suppliers.
is the largest domain registrar in the world. At GoDaddy you can sign up for .JP domain names in English!. They also offer .com .net .org .biz .info .us .tv .ws .name .cc .de .jp .be .at .uk .nz .cn .tw .jobs .am .fm .gs .ms .nu .tc .tk .vg .eu and .mobi domain names plus a wide range of other web-hosting products and services.
".com" names are among the easiest to secure but the "best" names are in limited supply these days.
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with GoDaddy. If the domain name you want is already taken, GoDaddy can monitor that domain name and let you know when it becomes available.
Note that some domains require presence in a particular country or field. For example, to secure a .jp domain you need to register with an address in Japan.
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(for .com .net .org .info .biz.us .ca.name .tv .cc .cn .eu .de .ch .md .co.uk .jobs .fr .fm .la .tk .be .in .nu .nl .ws .at .hn and .am domains)