1. You might have come up with a really good domain name that may be worth some money, like pizza.com, but be sure to check the availability of your domain name from sources that you can trust. NEVER use Netsol.com, they have a strange policy that blocks you from registering the new-found-name from others within a certain period of time.
2. Instead, find a domain name reseller with a shorter processing time. Domain name registration can be done in minutes except country-based domain names such as .com.my which may take hours or a day. Before placing an order, make sure your reseller can process your domain name without any delay.
3. After your domain name has been successfully registered, run WHOIS to make sure that the domain name was registered under your name or organization. Make sure it’s your email under the Registrant section. Your name and email are the two most important bits of information to prove ownership of your domain.
4. You can find two DNS addresses associated with every domain name. Remember when you entered a domain name in the web browser and hit enter? The query is sent to DNS to find where your web server is, etc. If your DNS server is down, the query will fail. Check out this DNS uptime report!
5. Your domain name expires every year unless you have renewed it in time. A good renewal system by your reseller is important and make sure you don’t miss any of the important dates like Advertlets.com