New to hosting and trying to stumble through my first purchase of a domain name so I can host my personal website. I had a few questions I'm hoping someone could help me with.
First, I've just purchased a new (.xyz) domain. The registry is asking me to provide government-issued identification before being given access to it. Is this typical when registering a new domain?
Second, once I've got the domain name working properly, I'll need to host the files on either a VPS or on my own devices and then link the domain name to the proper IP address. Is that right?
Thanks for any help!
EDIT: I've added the TLD associated with the domain name I'm trying to purchase.