Domain Registration

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The domain registration is almost automatic with most domain registrars and doesn’t require any technical knowledge. All you have to do is choose a domain name that has not been already taken by somebody else. It is more convenient if you register the domain with your hosting company because it will be easier for you to manage your entire website and purchases from one place.

When you decide to launch your own site the first thing you need to do is the domain registration. All you have to do is to come up with a domain name that suits your site’s ideas and that has not been already registered by someone else. So, check the domain’s availability and pick a suitable website hosting plan. Be considerate when you select a TLD for your website because all top-level domains are used for different purposes and come at different prices. The domain name registration usually includes additional services like DNS management, URL forwarding, EPP Key and WHOIS management, special control panels for your domain services, tech support and more.

Finding Your Domain Name

The most important thing before any domain registration is to select the right domain name for your website because it will represent your business, hobby or personality, it will become your brand name online. For the same reason you should be careful to choose the most suitable TLD (top-level domain) that will correspond best with the purpose and the nature of the site (for example, a website ending with the .com TLD is usually a commercial site and a website ending with the .org TLD usually represents some kind of organization).

 

Finding Your Company

If you consider a domain registration you should conduct your own research and make sure that the registrar is offering you the best terms for the usage of the domain. For example, some registrars will hardly let you transfer your domain name to another company (the registrars can do that if they don’t provide you with access to the EPP Key or don’t allow you to lock and unlock the domain). If for some reason you want to switch the company, you need to transfer the domain to another company, but you don’t have to register a new one.

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