Register a domain name

Updated on August 4th, 2022

A domain name serves as your identity on the web, and is the address a person types into their browser to pull up your website. For example,

Domain name registration is the process by which you reserve your own domain name on the internet for a chosen period of time, usually one year or more. Most people purchase domain name before their website is even ready.

Once your domain name is registered, you’ll be able to “point” the domain to your Flywheel site using the control panel provided by the domain registrar. Then, when visitors arrive at your domain name, the site you’ve created on Flywheel will load in their browser.


Flywheel offers domain pointing guides for several major domain registrars:

Temporary Domain

Each site on Flywheel is provided with a temporary domain ending in or This domain is meant for use during development and shouldn’t be the long-term URL for your site. Learn more.

Can I register my domain name through Flywheel?

No, Flywheel doesn’t offer domain name registration at this time.

Why not? Well, we believe strongly in working with “best of breed” providers for everything we do, and we view ourselves to be a “best of breed WordPress host.” So, instead of managing domain names, we are focused on building a great WordPress hosting environment and being the absolute best at it.

Following this philosophy, we recommend that our customers work with an equally great domain registrar that specializes in hosting and supporting domains.

We typically recommend GoDaddy, Hover, and Google Domains.

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