By definition, a domain name is simply a human readable and user-friendly form of an IP address. In function it is the destination that you type into a web browser in order to visit a website, such as www.handson24.net. Metaphorically, it is very similar to how you would scroll to a contact in your cell phone rather than manually dialing the person by entering their full phone number; the phone number would be an address like the street address of your business. It gives customers and potential customers a place to find you. Rather than making people type in an IP address whenever they want to access a certain web page websites are instead assigned easy-to-remember character strings, called domains.
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1 Factors that affect price and value when choosing a domain name. A visable domain name is simple, unique, and easy to remember. The pricing of a domain name depends on many factors including amount of time in existance, how much traffic visits without prompting, overall domain name length, number of search words, and ease of spelling.
2 Consider going through an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar or affiliate registrar.
A good ICANN-accredited company along with its affiliates have to go through all the ICANN accreditation checks, which is an expensive, in-depth process. This lets you know the company and its affiliates are committed. We are affiliated with an accredited ICANN registrar as one of their resellers.
3 Make sure you can control every aspect of your domain name. Your domain name is yours. We will never hold your domain hostage claiming ownership. The only purpose we would have for holding a domain is for outstanding invoices; you should never be held to ransom over your domain name.
4 Check to see if there’s a fee associated with releasing or transferring your domain. When it comes time for us to part ways there will be no fee for transfering away from our platform. As stated above the only hold would be for outstanding invoices. The registrar you move to will most likely charge a fee for one year of added domain hosting but it will be added to what ever is left on your current registration.
5 Check to see if you get any email accounts. If you host with us your email account(s) are attached to your hosted pages. if you only purchase your domain through us then you have the option to purchase email accounts through us. if you host your site with us your email account(s) is/are free.
6 Make sure you can use their SMTP servers for outgoing email. Watch out: there are a number of the top hosting companies that will only let you use their SMTP servers on premium email accounts which incur an extra charge. All but the most basic of our accounts have email.
7 Never register your domain in anyone else’s name. Your webmaster or kid cousin might be more tech-savvy than you, but if the domain ends up registered in his/her name, you may lose your site overnight should (s)he neglect to renew it on time or have a falling out with you.
9 Research a few companies before deciding which one to go through. Price, amount of control, ease of use, level customer service, and whatever else they may have to offer you can differ widely between companies. We hope by reading this information that you will choose us as your next provider and that our service will be better than what you expect.
10 Let us check to see if your desired name is taken. Don’t assume a name is available just because you typed it in a search and didn’t get a hit. Sites that haven’t yet been uploaded or are undergoing major repairs can sometimes produce false negatives.