How To Secure A Domain Name For Your Web Site



The students will need a domain name, like, for their web site. The students will learn how to find a unique name for their domain and the importance of making a simple domain name for the intended audience, depending on the type of business. The students will learn how to use "whois" sites like and others to find out what unique site names are available. The students will learn how to purchase a unique domain name. If the desired domain name is already taken by another organization, the students will learn how to purchase or otherwise procure the site name from the current owner.

Lesson Time

1 - 2 Hour

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Information and Communication Technologies Information and Communication Technologies

Objectives and Goals. The students will be able to:


California Academic Content Standards (1)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Find a website that clearly identifies who already has ownership of any given domain name (use a "whois" site)
  • Select an appropriate, available domain name for their business partners business web site. concentrating on .com extensions
  • Identify at least 3 common domain name extensions and explain what they are used for.
  • Explain what a domain name and domain IP address is and why they must be unique for each web site.
  • Identify a sub domain
  • Define Registrar and Registrant
  • Identify what the ICANN organization is and explain what it does.

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