Buy a Domain Name
One of the most important decisions you’ll make when starting your music blog is choosing your domain name.
Put simply, a domain name is what a user types into the address bar to access your website. For example, the domain name of this website (Website Builder Expert) is https://www.websitebuilderexpert.com. Your domain name is the unique name of your website, and how people will find your blog.
When choosing your domain name, it’s important to ensure that it’s an accurate reflection of your brand’s content, and isn’t too similar to an existing music blog (or any other brand). Try to be creative, but remember – it’s always best to keep your music blog’s domain name relatively short and simple, so that people will remember it easily.
You can purchase your domain name from a domain registrar. There are multiple registrars you can use, but we recommend ones such as domain.com and Bluehost as being the best domain registrar options.
Domain name prices tend to be reasonable, provided you don’t try to purchase a domain name that’s already in use and has built up a strong authority. Normally, a domain name will cost between $10 and $15 per year. Domain names work on an annual subscription basis, so always remember to renew your domain in plenty of time to avoid your blog experiencing downtime or – worse – someone else swooping in and stealing your domain.