Step by Step Photo Journal of Buying a Domain at Godaddy

The GoDaddy order process is not complex, but it is longer than it needs to be. There are a lot of attempts to up sell the buyer on things he or she doesn’t necesarily want or need. Here’s a step by step guide that should help you get a clean domain purchase from Go Daddy. Nothing but the domain Dadeo!

Let’s say I’m starting a blog about dog walking. I’ve picked a descriptive domain name ( and am ready to search it and buy it:

Step 1. Make sure your domain is available

Click here to do a search on Godaddy or enter your domain name in the form below:

Step 2. Add your domain to your order

Click the add button beside the domain(s) that is available for you to order.


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Step 3.

Click the continue to registration button.


Step 4.

Here’s the first up sell. To ignore this offer and click the “No Thanks” button at the bottom of the window.




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Step 5.

Choose the number of years you’d like to do the registration for and click next. I always pick 1 year and choose to auto renew the domains on my credit card or Paypal account.


Step 6.

Here’s another up sell. If you don’t care if your name is associated with this domain click the orange next button again. If you want your name hidden on searches done on this domain then you can select the privacy option in the second column.



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Step 7.

Don’t check any of the boxes in this step. Scroll to the bottom and click the orange next button.


Step 8.

Finally click the continue to checkout button from the order confirmation screen. Next fill in your payment and final account information. You can pay wither by credit card or Paypal.


Step 9.

Save all the emails that you get from GoDaddy and save your password in a safe place. This is a good time to start a small password file in a text document or excel sheet. There will be a few passwords to keep track of.

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