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Domain Names Defined

One of the elements you need so as to open a site is a domain name. This is the Internet address your web page visitors will type in their web browsers to view your website and it is one of the things they will recognize you by. For that reason you should opt for a domain name that is good and explanatory, but it should also be simple to remember.

Registries - The Actual Domain Name Furnishers

Each domain name extension, or TLD (Top-Level Domain), is governed by a Registry. This is the top-level institution that controls all domain name registrations and fixes the stipulations for each given Top-Level Domain. Different domain name Registrars act under the Registry. These are approved firms that provide the actual domain name registration service, take care of any further registration rules and bill the end users.

Generic or Country Code TLDs?

When choosing a domain name, you should reflect upon its Top-Level Domain. Whether it will be a generic TLD such as .com, .net, .org, or a country code TLD like .ca, or, is determined by the target audience and on the intention of your website, but also on your preference, so when you are seeking a domain name registration company where you can register your domain name, make sure that you discover one with an immense collection of domain extensions. In this way, you can be confident that you will make the best selection and if you register a couple of domain names for your private or corporate online portal, they all will be in a single place, not scattered across lots of individual domain name registrars.

Registrants - The Genuine Domain Name Holders

When you register a domain name, you become the domain name Registrant, or its holder. You can mention another individual as the Administrative or Technical Contact for the domain name if someone else handles your online portal, which will permit you to deal exclusively with facets regarding the proprietorship or some payment issues.

Domain Name Registration Intervals: One to Ten Years

The majority of domain names are registered for a term of 1 to 10 yrs, but some specific TLDs can be registered for no less than two years, or for no more than 5, for instance. You can also transfer your domain between various registrars and once again, different top-level domain names have different prerequisites for that. Prior to registering your domain, it is wise to check what given requirements there are for the particular top-level domain name that you've picked. An appropriate illustration is the domain names table at our website where you can take a glance at quite an extensive assortment of offered domain extensions and essential info concerning the transfer and pre-registration requirements imposed, as well as the registration term for some of the more peculiar Top-Level Domains.

Redemption Grace Periods (RGP): 30 to 45 Days

Always make certain to take a peek at the re-registration procedure details before your domain name registration expires. Some domains cannot be re-registered after they run out, and for others you have one month after the expiry date to renew them. The common scenario is that when a domain name runs out, it is either removed after a given interval, or the domain registration company obtains possession of the domain name on condition that you, the proprietor, have not shown any intention of registering it again. For this reason you should always keep an eye on the expiration date of your domains or you will risk losing them. For given top-level domain names such as .com or .net, you have thirty days after the expiry date, while with others, like .eu - you forfeit the domain name once it runs out and you need to wait thirty to forty five days before you can re-register it.

Reasonably Priced web hosting Accounts

With us at Fast Tuna Web Hosting, you can register or transfer your domain name, manage their contact information, and obtain timely warnings so that you will not skip the renewal deadline. If you opt to buy a Virtual Private Server plan as well, you even get a cheap domain name registration.