Registering a domain name
Before getting a website you need to have a domain name. This has to be a unique name. Think of it like your email or home address. This is how someone will find your website out there in that huge abyss called the internet. The first step to creating your domain is coming up with a great name that will explain your website or branding.
Apart from the domain having a name they also have an extension, this is the .com, .gov or .edu at the end of the name. The most popular is the .com extension. You hear people saying I started a .com business for example. If you have an educational website you might want to use the .edu extension. In addition to these common extensions, there can also be a country code extension such as .us (United States), .co.uk (United Kingdom) or .de (Germany).
All domains must be registered with a domain registrar. There are hundreds of registrars and their prices vary considerably. The registrar that I use is Namecheap. Another popular is GoDaddy. The list is a way too long to mention on this page, but if you go to the InterNIC website they have hundreds of sites.