Registering a domain name can be a daunting experience for those that have never did it before. I have spoken with many people who believe that owning a domain name is reserved for geeks with technical experience on running websites.
That is simply not the case.
Most domain registrars have simplified their user interface so that beginners can easily manage their registered domains. You do, however, still need to enter information about yourself and your website.
You need to provide your domain registrar with your name and address. This authorises you as the rightful owner of each domain and protects you in the event of someone else claiming the domain.
Please read my Domain Name Contact Information guide for more details on what information you need to provide.
Once you have registered a domain, you need to point your domain name to the server that your website is hosted on. This ensures that when someone types in your domain into the browser address bar, your website loads up.
Check out my DNS Nameservers guide for information on how you can modify a domain name's DNS nameservers.
DNS Records are used for a variety of reasons including pointing people to the right location, URL redirection, domain authorisation, and much more.
Please read my detailed guide on DNS Records to get a better understanding of what can be achieved using DNS records.