Establishing Your Domain

You’ve read the hype. You’ve heard the rumors. You’ve seen the flashy Web sites powered by WordPress. But where do you start?

The first steps toward installing and setting up a WordPress Web site are making a decision about a domain name and then purchasing the registration of that name through a domain registrar. A domain name is the unique Web address that you type in a Web browser’s address bar to visit a Web site — for example, wordpress.org and google.com.

tip_4c.eps I emphasize unique because no two domain names can be the same. If someone else has registered the domain name you want, you can’t have it. With that in mind, you may need to ...

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