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    I have a great name that I want to register and it is available in .com but these companies are giving me a price of over $3,000.00 to register it saying it is a premium name. How can they do this? This seems fraudulent.

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      Yes, that is possible, however, moving your content from Wix to another platform is not always easy. Also, if you are planning to move on from Wix at a later point, it might be a good idea to register your domain externally and not through them. That will make it easier to reuse it.

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      Not really, unless as part of a hosting package. However, depending on the domain, you can get them for really cheap if you try different registrars.

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    Hi there,
    Can you please guide me how can I build a website first in wordpress without buying a domain and hosting. I want to create a website first and once ready to publish I wish to buy domain so that I use the domain period efficiently. And of course I will buy hosting too. But before buying any domain or hosting I want to be ready with my website in wordpress.
    Waiting for your valuable guidance.
    Thank you

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      Hey Vijay, that is actually a very smart way of approaching it. Though you might want to buy your domain first if you think there is a chance someone else might want it. Aside from that, what you want to do is build a local development environment. That means, simulating a server on your local computer so you can build your website there. Good options for WordPress and other PHP-based CMS include XAMPP and Local by Flywheel. Good luck!

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    I’d like to suggest not encouraging people to use a shady, anti-consumer company like Go Daddy. There are plenty of domain name registries that are much better, like namecheap.com and siteground.com.

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    Hi Nick

    Thanks for your article. This is a great read. However I am still not sure about what all add-ons I should have for my website. For example, If I take web hosting from WordPress they offer some add-ons related to security etc which is bit costly, so I want to make sure that I am only paying for essential add-ons and not the unnecessary stuff. Can you help in this regard?

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      Hi Vikas, Domain Privacy Protection is generally a good one to have. Others are highly optional, especially if you’re going to use wordpress.org, which has a decent amount of free plugins that can help with backups, security, SEO and more anyway.

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