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Step 4 (Optional): Register Your Domain Name

If you plan to associate a domain name with your website and you haven't already registered that domain name, now is a good time to do so.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) manages domain names on the Internet. You register a domain name using a domain name registrar, an ICANN-accredited organization that manages the registry of domain names. The website for your registrar will provide detailed instructions and pricing information for registering your domain name.

Before you pay to register a domain name, check that the domain name that you used when you created your buckets in Amazon S3 (as described in Step 1: Create the Buckets for Your Website) is available with a domain name registrar. If the domain name is not available, you should delete the buckets in Amazon S3, find a domain name that is available, and create new buckets in Amazon S3 with the same name as your domain. We recommend this approach because Amazon S3 requires buckets with the same name as your domain for a static website, and you can't change the name of a bucket after you create it.

You can get further help with registering a domain name from the following: