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What are Domain Names

One of the elements you need in order to open a site is a domain name. This is the URL your web site visitors will type in their web browsers to explore your web site and it is one of the things they will recognize you by. For that reason you should go for a domain name that is good and descriptive, but it should also be simple to recall.

Registries - The Real Domain Name Suppliers

Each domain name extension, or TLD (top-level domain name), is administered by a Registry. This is the top-level institution that manages all domain name registrations and settles the preconditions for a given Top-Level Domain. A variety of domain name Registrars work under the Registry. These are authorized companies that offer the concrete domain name registration service, deal with any supplementary registration requirements and bill the end customers.

Generic or Country Code Top-Level Domain Names?

When selecting a domain name, you should meditate upon its Top-Level Domain. Whether it will be a generic TLD such as .com, .net, .biz, or a country code Top-Level Domain such as .de, .es or .co.nz, depends on the target visitors and on the goal of your blog, but also on your preference, so when you are searching for a company where you can register your domain name, make certain that you opt for one with a large number of domain name extensions. In this way, you can be positive that you will make the best possible pick and if you register several domain names for your personal or corporate site, they all will be in a single location, not dispersed among various separate domain registrars.

Registrants - The Real Domain Name Possessors

When you register a domain name, you become the domain name Registrant, or its proprietor. You can specify another person as the Administrative or Technical Contact for the domain if someone else administers your site, which will permit you to attend solely to things concerning the proprietorship or some payment issues.

Domain Name Registration Periods: 1 to 10 Years

The majority of domain names are registered for a period of one to ten yrs, but certain given TLDs can be registered for at least 2 yrs, or for no more than five, for instance. You can also transfer your domain between separate registrars and again, different Top-Level Domains involve different procedures for that. Prior to registering your domain, it is appropriate to get to know what given prerequisites there are for the given Top-Level Domain that you've picked. An applicable illustration is the domain names chart at our website where you can spot quite a huge collection of supported domain name extensions and exhaustive info regarding the transfer and pre-registration rules entailed, as well as the registration period for some of the more peculiar Top-Level Domains.

Redemption Grace Periods (RGP): 30 to 45 Days

Always be certain to get familiar with the re-registration process details before your domain name registration concludes. Given domains cannot be re-registered after they expire, and for others you have 1 month after the expiration date to re-register them. The general scenario is that when a domain name expires, it is either canceled after a specific period, or the Registrar company takes over ownership of the domain provided that you, the owner, have not displayed any intention of renewing it. For this reason you should repeatedly monitor the expiration date of your domains or you will jeopardize forfeiting them. For given TLDs such as .com or .net, you have thirty days after the expiration date, while with others, such as .eu - you lose ownership of the domain the moment it runs out and you must wait 30 to 45 days before you can re-register it.

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