A domain registrar is just a website that registers domain names or a domain registration website.
Just as Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail and other email registration websites (email registrars) will allow you to register a chosen name (username) as your email address (so that you can send and receive emails), a domain registrar (a domain registration website) will also allow you to register a chosen name (known as domain name) so that people can use the domain name to visit your website.
After choosing a good domain name i.e. yourdomainname.com, yourdomainname.org or any domain name you wish to use for your website, you will need to visit the website of the domain registrars and register the domain name. It won,t take you more than 3 minutes to register a domain name and it will cost you just $12 to register your choosen domain name.
Nowadays, there are lots of domain registrars that can register your chosen domain name (web address). Domain names today can be registered through many different domain registration websites which compete with one another on the basis of price, value-added services and customer service, among other factors.
Some of the popular or reputable domain registration include: godaddy.com, namecheap.com, name.com, 1and1.com, Hostgator.com etc. Godaddy is currently the best and the most popular domain registrar. I registered my own domain name with Godaddy. Their customer service is amazing.
After you have chosen a suitable domain name for your website, just go to www.godaddy.com or any of the above domain registrars and register it. Even though the registration fee charged by the various domain registration websites varies, the average registration fee of a domain name is just $12. In other words, it won’t cost you more than $12 to register your desired domain name. You can even register your domain name cheaper than that if you use a promo code (AKA coupon code).