Today many people have their own sites for various purposes. Some want to have websites as a means of expression. Others want to have one to sell their goods and/or services, while some want to have one to promote certain causes like world hunger, poverty, etc. Having your own website can have its advantages over time, especially when it is well known throughout the online community.

Visitors often lurk on your site to see what else is new and to promote to others what you, the site owner, have to say.

After thinking about and setting up your own website, you may be wondering, “Can I register a domain name myself?” Well the answer is a resounding Yes, as long as you have the right equipment and the right experience. There are specific rules and formats in domain registration, although if you’re willing enough, you can learn them all on your own. It also implies having a large sum of money. Why? This is because you need your own name server computers, or what are called domain name servers (DNS) configured to respond to domain name routing. DNS performs translations that go back and forth between the numerical equivalents or Internet Protocol (IP) address of a domain name and the domain name itself. Without this equipment and capacity, your domain name cannot be registered.

You can register your own domain name or you can set it up through the domain name registry. What you choose will depend solely on your preferences. Whatever you choose, keep in mind that you are doing it for the purpose of setting up your own website.

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