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Domain Names Defined

Among the essentials you demand in order to launch a web site is a domain name. This is the web address your visitors will type in their browsers to get to your site and it is among the features they will recognize you by. Hence you should go for a domain name that is suitable and descriptive, but it should also be simple to recollect.

Registries - The Real Domain Name Distributors

Each domain name extension, or TLD (top-level domain name), is supervised by a Registry. This is the top-level organization that manages all domain name registrations and settles the requirements for a given Top-Level Domain. Various domain name Registrars act under the Registry. These are certified companies that provide the very domain name registration service, handle any additional registration requirements and bill the end clients.

Generic or Country Code Top-Level Domain Names?

When picking a domain name, you should reflect upon its TLD. Whether it will be a generic Top-Level Domain like .com, .info, .name, or a country code Top-Level Domain such as .us, .fr or .com.au, depends on the target visitors and on the purpose of your site, but also on your wish, so when you are searching for a registrar where you can register your domain name, make sure that you discover one with a great number of domain name extensions. Thus, you can be positive that you will make the best pick and if you register a number of domain names for your family-oriented or corporate online portal, they all will be in one single place, not disseminated across several different domain name registration companies.

Registrants - The Authentic Domain Name Holders

When you register a domain name, you become the domain Registrant, or its holder. You can list a different individual as the Administrative or Technical Contact for the domain if someone else is responsible for your web portal, which will allow you to attend only to subjects concerning the proprietorship or specific payment issues.

Domain Name Registration Periods: One to Ten Yrs

Most domain names are registered for a term of one to ten years, but certain specific TLDs can be registered for at least two years, or for no more than 5, for instance. You can also transfer your domain name between different domain name registrars and again, different top-level domain names involve different policies for that. Before you register your domain, it is appropriate to examine what specific rules there are for the concrete top-level domain name that you've opted for. A pertinent illustration is the domain names table at our website where you can view quite a big list of supported domain extensions and vital information in relation to the transfer and pre-registration requirements entailed, as well as the registration period for some of the more characteristic Top-Level Domains.

Redemption Grace Periods (RGP): 30 to 45 Days

Always make sure to get informed about the renewal process specifications before your domain name registration ends. Specific domains cannot be registered again after they expire, and for others you have one month after the expiration date to renew them. The common practice is that when a domain name expires, it is either terminated after a given interval, or the domain registration company acquires ownership of the domain if you, the possessor, have not shown any interest in re-registering it. That is the reason why you should constantly check the expiry date of your domains or you will jeopardize losing them. For certain TLDs such as .com or .net, you have thirty days after the expiry date, while with others, such as .eu - you lose the domain the moment it expires and you must wait thirty to forty five days before you can re-register it.

Modestly Priced web hosting Plans

With us at AIDA Host, you can register or transfer your domain name, modify their contact details, and receive timely reminders so that you will not skip the re-registration deadline. If you choose to purchase a dedicated hosting server plan as well, you even get a cheap domain name registration.