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Domain Names Defined

Amongst the essentials you need in order to launch an online portal is a domain. This is the address your web site visitors will type in their browsers to access your web portal and it is one of the things they will recognize you by. For that reason you should pick a domain that is relevant and explanatory, but it should also be simple to recollect.

Registries - The Real Domain Providers

Each domain extension, or TLD (Top-Level Domain), is administered by a Registry. This is the top-level institution that handles all domain registrations and imposes the prerequisites for each specific TLD. A variety of domain Registrars function under the Registry. These are accredited distributors that offer the concrete domain registration service, take care of any additional registration requirements and charge the end customers.

Generic or Country Code TLDs?

When selecting a domain name, you should consider its Top-Level Domain. Whether it will be a generic Top-Level Domain like .com, .mobi, .name, or a ccTLD such as .ca, .fr or .com.au, is dependent on the target visitors and on the function of your portal, but also on your liking, so when you are seeking a registrar where you can register your domain name, make sure that you choose one with a large variety of domain name extensions. Thus, you can rest assured that you will make the best possible selection and if you register a number of domain names for your family-oriented or company online portal, they all will be in a single place, not flung among lots of separate domain name registration companies.

Registrants - The Real Domain Owners

When you register a domain, you become the domain name Registrant, or its owner. You can specify another person as the Administrative or Technical Contact for the domain name if somebody else takes charge of your web portal, which will allow you to attend only to aspects concerning the ownership or specific payment issues.

Domain Registration Terms: One to Ten Yrs

Most domains are registered for a period of one to ten yrs, but certain particular TLDs can be registered for no less than two yrs, or for no more than 5, for example. You can also transfer your domain name between separate registrars and again, different Top-Level Domains involve different requirements for that. Prior to registering your domain, it is commendable to inquire what specific prerequisites there are for the concrete TLD that you've settled on. A relevant illustration is the domain names table at our website where you can have a glimpse at quite a vast selection of supported domain extensions and detailed information with regard to the transfer and pre-registration prerequisites involved, as well as the registration term for some of the more peculiar Top-Level Domains.

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

Always be certain to become acquainted with the re-registration procedure details before your domain registration expires. Specific domains cannot be renewed after they expire, and for others you have one month after the expiry date to re-register them. The common scenario is that when a domain runs out, it is either deleted after a given time, or the domain registration company takes over ownership of the domain name if you, the proprietor, have not shown any interest in registering it again. That's why you should constantly check the expiry date of your domains or you will risk forfeiting them. For some Top-Level Domains such as .com or .net, you have 30 days after the expiry date, whereas with others, such as .eu - you lose the domain name as soon as it runs out and you must wait 30 to 45 days before you can register it again.

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With us at , you can register or transfer your domain, change their contact information, and get prompt reminders so that you will not miss the re-registration period. If you decide to order a VPS web hosting account as well, you even obtain a cheap domain registration.