Domain names and web hosting are two different things; however, they’re closely connected. You need both a domain name and a web hosting account to create a website.
A domain name is your website name. A domain name is the address where Internet users can access your website. A domain name can be any combination of letters and numbers, and it can be used in combination of the various domain name extensions, such as .com, .in, .co.in and more.
To get started, you can choose a domain name and register it with a company providing domain registration services. With most domain companies, you can register a domain name for a minimum period of 1 year. You need to renew your domain before expiring to continue using it.
Every domain name is unique. No two websites can have the same domain name. If someone types in www.yourdomain.com, it will go to your website and no one else’s.
Next, you can buy a web hosting plan and, it with your domain name and have your website custom designed or use content management system such as WordPress.