+1-855-211-0932 (ID:314831)
Don't have an account yet? Sign up now!

HomeWeb Hosting ArticlesDomain Names Defined

See all available TLDs

Domain Names Defined

One of the requirements you need so as to open a web portal is a domain. This is the URL your website visitors will type in their browsers to access your site and it is one of the features they will distinguish you by. For that reason you should opt for a domain that is appropriate and descriptive, but it should also be simple to remember.

Registries - The Actual Domain Caterers

Each domain extension, or TLD (top-level domain name), is administered by a Registry. This is the top-level organization that oversees all domain registrations and imposes the prerequisites for each given Top-Level Domain. Different domain Registrars act under the Registry. These are certified suppliers that provide the actual domain registration service, handle any supplementary registration stipulations and charge the end clients.

Generic or Country Code TLDs?

When choosing a domain, you should mull over its TLD. Whether it will be a generic top-level domain name such as .com, .net, .name, or a ccTLD like .eu, .se or .co.nz, is dependent on the target audience and on the intention of your portal, but also on your desire, so when you are looking for a domain name registrar where you can register your domain name, make sure that you find one with an immense array of domain extensions. In this way, you can be certain that you will make the best selection and if you register several domain names for your private or corporate website, they all will be in one location, not disseminated across plenty of different domain name registrars.

Registrants - The Authentic Domain Proprietors

When you register a domain, you become the domain Registrant, or its proprietor. You can specify a different individual as the Administrative or Technical Contact for the domain if somebody else takes charge of your website, which will allow you to attend exclusively to issues regarding the ownership or given payment questions.

Domain Registration Periods: 1 to 10 Yrs

Most domains are registered for a period of one to ten years, but certain particular Top-Level Domains can be registered for at least two yrs, or for no more than 5, for instance. You can also transfer your domain name between different registrars and again, different TLDs involve different preconditions for that. Prior to registering your domain, it is wise to become familiar with what given preconditions there are for the particular TLD that you've selected. A suitable illustration is the domain names table at our website where you can have a peek at quite a huge assortment of available domain name extensions and extensive info as regards the transfer and pre-registration stipulations involved, as well as the registration period for some of the more characteristic TLDs.

Redemption Grace Periods (RGP): Thirty to Forty Five Days

Always be certain to get familiar with the renewal procedure specifications before your domain registration ceases. Given domain names cannot be renewed after they run out, and for others you have one mo. after the expiry date to renew them. The common scenario is that when a domain expires, it is either terminated after a given time, or the registrar acquires possession of the domain in case that you, the owner, have not indicated any interest in registering it again. For this reason you should repeatedly monitor the expiration date of your domain names or you will jeopardize forfeiting them. For given TLDs such as .com or .net, you have 30 days after the expiry date, whereas with others, like .eu - you lose possession of the domain name as soon as it expires and you must wait thirty to forty five days before you can re-register it.

Popularly Priced Web Hosting Plans

With us at webmotionhosting, you can register or transfer your domain, alter their contact details, and get well-timed notices so that you will not miss the re-registration deadline. If you decide to order a VPS hosting plan too, you even obtain a cheap domain registration.