What is a Domain Name?
Answer – A domain name is a unique address that can be used on the Internet. It’s what you see in the address bar after the “www.” in your web browser and it’s what comes after the @ sign in an email address. Somewhat like international phone numbers, the domain name system helps to give every Internet server a memorable and easy-to-spell address. Simultaneously, the domain names keep the really technical IP address invisible for most viewers. Because the Internet is based on IP addresses, not domain names, every Web server requires a Domain Name System (DNS) server to translate domain names into IP addresses.
Why Do I Want One?
Answer – If you are like some people, you may be wondering what the big deal is with getting a domain name. Why does anyone want or even need one? Well the answers can vary with circumstances, however there are some pretty simple initial reasons.
Individuals sometimes like to have their own domain for vanity or notoriety reasons. Other times they have a family or genealogy Website and having a domain name for that site helps it to be found and remembered easier. If you are an up and coming author, artist, activist, volunteer or otherwise it would also give you a unique and memorable address with which to promote your causes.
In the business world, domain names are becoming as common as telephone and fax numbers. If your advertisements and business cards don’t display a domain name, you run the risk of being completely passed over by customers that prefer to browse merchandise and services online.
A good domain name is vital for a business. If the name does not match your business name or slogan then it must be closely related to one or both. Your domain name must also be easy to remember so that customers do not have to work hard to find your site online. Having a registered domain name with a live Website is sometimes the first priority for a business today, because it is a very inexpensive way to get your business name and information in front of the public.
What can I do with a domain name?
- Besides setting up your website*, there are lots of things that you can do with your domain name, such as email* or blogging*:
- Send email* – use your email address as a webmail account or forward email to another address*.
- Start blogging* – publish* your photos, ideas and inspirations on your own personalised blog*.
- Start a webpage* instantly get a unique website* effortlessly in minutes using our Website design service.
- Park it – maybe you haven’t decided what to do with your new domain name. Don’t worry there’s no rush, you can leave it parked with us for the length of your registration.
- Tell the world – announce your new online identity to everyone you know.
More about webmail*
- Webmail* is a great way to access your mail when you’re away from your personal computer. It’s very similar to your regular email program, all you need is internet access and a web browser.
* Note you will need a hosting account to support websites and email as space is required for storing emails and web pages
How Do I Get One?
Think of a name. Try and choose a name that is easy to remember, short, and if possible one that describes your website. For instance, an online dating service may use a domain name like www.lovedatinglondon.com.
You can do this using our domain checker tool. Simply type the name you want into the search box and away you go! Many of the popular domains will already be registered, so be prepared to use your imagination and consider alternative domain endings (like: .eu, .biz, .uk.com or .me.uk).
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