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Domain Names Defined

Among the basics you need in order to build a web page is a domain name. This is the address your web page visitors will type in their web browsers to view your web site and it is one of the things they will distinguish you by. This is why you should pick a domain name that is relevant and explanatory, but it should also be easy to recollect.

Registries - The Real Domain Name Distributors

Each domain name extension, or TLD (top-level domain name), is controlled by a Registry. This is the top-level institution that handles all domain name registrations and fixes the requirements for each particular Top-Level Domain. A number of domain Registrars work under the Registry. These are certified firms that furnish the very domain name registration service, deal with any further registration stipulations and bill the end users.

Generic or Country Code TLDs?

When picking a domain name, you should meditate upon its TLD. Whether it will be a generic top-level domain name such as .com, .info, .biz, or a country code Top-Level Domain like .ca, .co.uk or .net.au, depends on the target audience and on the intention of your blog, but also on your liking, so when you are looking for a domain name registrar where you can register your domain name, make certain that you choose one with a large selection of domain name extensions. In this way, you can be certain that you will make the best selection and if you register a number of domain names for your private or company portal, they all will be in one location, not flung among many individual domain name registrars.

Registrants - The Genuine Domain Name Holders

When you register a domain name, you become the domain Registrant, or its possessor. You can list another individual as the Administrative or Technical Contact for the domain if someone else attends to your web portal, which will allow you to attend just to subjects concerning the ownership or specific payment questions.

Domain Name Registration Periods: One to Ten Years

The majority of domain names are registered for a term of one to ten years, but certain given top-level domain names can be registered for at least two years, or for no more than five, for instance. You can also transfer your domain between different registrars and once again, different TLDs have different stipulations for that. Before you register your domain name, it is useful to get acquainted with what given requirements there are for the concrete top-level domain name that you've decided on. A good illustration is the domain names table at our website where you can have a look at quite a huge list of supported domain extensions and vital information in relation to the transfer and pre-registration requirements associated, as well as the registration period for some of the more peculiar Top-Level Domains.

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

Always make sure to get to know the re-registration procedure details before your domain name registration lapses. Specific domains cannot be registered again after they run out, and for others you have 1 mo. after the expiry date to renew them. The common practice is that when a domain name expires, it is either terminated after some time, or the domain registration company assumes possession of the domain name on condition that you, the proprietor, have not shown any interest in re-registering it. That is the reason why you should always observe the expiration date of your domains or you will risk losing them. For some Top-Level Domains like .com or .net, you have 30 days after the expiry date, while with others, such as .eu - you forfeit possession of the domain as soon as it runs out and you have to wait thirty to forty five days before you can re-register it.

Cut-Rate Website Hosting Packages

With us at Bethnan Hosting, you can register or transfer your domain name, edit their contact information, and get prompt reminders so that you will not miss the renewal deadline. If you choose to buy a VPS web hosting plan too, you even get a cheap domain name registration.