How to get started?

When you start an online store you should have a name and a web address. Hence, the first thing that you should do is to find a name for your business.

The name of your business should be same as your web address. So you should take steps to check if the required address is currently available.

To check if a web-name is available, you can verify with an active and operational webhost. Some examples of webhosts are:


When you have found the right name for your business, you should register it immediately to avoid any further domain purchasing issues. The cost to register a domain is $10 approximately.

Why should you register the domain first?
Many companies want to their domain name to be the same as their company name. There are situations when you register a company and later find out that the domain name had already taken.

The process and cost for registering a company varies from country to country. Hence, it is advisable to check these processes before you commence with the domain registration.

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