What is a domain?
Your domain name is your address on the internet. It's the unique address that your customers type into a web browser that takes them to your doorstep. It consists usually of your company name followed by .co.za or .com at the end.
How do I register a domain name in South Africa?
- Pick a reputable domain registrar like 1-grid.com
- Use the domain availability checker to type your desired name in the search bar
- Click search
- Pick the one that best suits your business from the available options
- Add your desired domain name to cart
- Also, add your choice of web hosting and web design while you're at it
Follow these easy steps and you're well on your way to getting your website up and running.
How much is it to register a domain?
From as little as R99 a year, you can register your domain name with us in a matter of minutes. You have an abundance of domain names and web addresses to choose from and the pricing may vary according to the address. From popular .co.za or .com domains to niche .academy and .photography addresses to name a few, the possibilities are endless.
How do I pick my domain name?
Choosing your domain name can be tricky but there are a few things to remember when making your selection. Your domain name is the first thing your visitors see and therefore it has to be concise and attract people to visit your site. Branding is an important aspect of choosing a domain name. If you have an existing clientele, it would benefit you to make your brand name the URL.
Use easy or standard spelling when choosing a URL name. Your domain name is not the place to experiment with weird spelling choices. Make your URL name easy to type, easy to remember and recognizable to the masses.
Think location. If you're a local business that only operates in Cape Town, consider having a .capetown URL. It's good for search engines because people will typically search geographically. Or pick your address according to your speciality or industry. A contractor could pick an industry-specific URL address that ends in .builders to denotate what exactly they have to offer.
I have a domain, what next?
You have an address for your website and now all you need to do is get the actual house in the form of web hosting to house your address. You need web hosting to house your website files and to make your website accessible on the internet. We have a variety of web hosting packages to choose from depending on the size of your website and the amount of storage you require.
If you want to try your hand at building your website, our website builder guides you to do it in under 10 minutes. Or you can get professional web designing done to your specifications.
We have all the tools you need to get online.
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Customer satisfaction is our priority!
If you're not 100% satisfied with your order, we'll give you your money back! No questions asked. During the first 30 calendar days we'll refund your fees in full. This guarantee does not apply to domains, SSL's, company registration or similar products where 1-grid incurs upfront licence fees.