What is a domain name and where to register?
Date: Tuesday, December 21 @ 18:33:32
Topic Domain Names
A domain name is an alias for an IP address. Now what is an IP
address? An IP address is a numeric code that signifies where to
look through the Internet for content. An example of an IP
address would be 220.127.116.11. Rather than typing in a long and
easily forgotten IP address, a domain name helps you by typing
an easily remembered name to access the same site.
For example, www.domainsatretail.com is a domain name that
points to a specific IP address. People can remember a domain
name such as www.domainsatretail.com much easier than they can a
long numeric code.
Domain names are everywhere as many use it everyday. Think of
search sites. Google and Yahoo both have corresponding domain
names www.google.com and www.yahoo.com. If you have ever sent an
email you have used a domain name. For example when sending an
email to firstname.lastname@example.org, sympatico.ca is the domain name.
Now that we have a better understanding of domain names, we need
to know which domain name to pick and where can we register it.
The domain name chosen for a web site can be a very important
decision of marketing your company on the Internet. Its quite
easy to just say pick a catchy domain that everyone will
remember to use and you are set. In most cases it is that simple
and you are set on your way to register the domain. However, at
times the domain name you want has already been taken. And then
you must think of a secondary name that you wish to use that
will be just as catchy as the first.
OK, now you have picked your domain name you want. What is next?
You need to choose a registrar for you domain name registration.
There are many registrars who sign up and are available for the
year, but you get no service from them whatsoever. Here are two
domain name registrars that I would recommend for completing
your domain name registration.
1) Domains at Retail – my own registrar that registers domain
names. We provide great service and have 24/7 customer support.
.com domain names are normally on sale for $8.75 US / year,
however they are currently being run on promotion for $7.95 US /
year. Visit Domains at Retail at http://www.domainsatretail.com
for Cheap domain registration and excellent customer service.
2) Domains at Cost – excellent registrar with very competitive
prices. I use this registrar for my .ca domain name
registrations and renewals. They offer an excellent price
($14.41 CDN per domain name registration) and I am always able
to get someone on the phone and my questions answered. Please
Visit Domains at Cost at http://www.domainsatcost.ca for .ca
Domain Name Registrations!
Good Luck with your domain name registration process and your
start to your online marketing!
About the author:
Michael Kralj is owner of Emenki Web Solutions and Domains at
Retail. Emenki Web Solutions are web site designers and
programmers based in Hamilton, ontario, providing businesses
with an informative and strategic approach to establishing an
online presence on the web.
Please visit Emenki Web Solutions on the web
http://www.emenki.com Please visit Domains at Retail on the web:
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