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What are Domains

Among the essentials you demand in order to build a site is a domain. This is the URL your website visitors will write in their browsers to visit your site and it is amongst the things they will identify you with. Hence you should choose a domain that is appropriate and descriptive, but it should also be easy to recollect.

Registries - The Real Domain Providers

Each domain extension, or TLD (Top-Level Domain), is handled by a Registry. This is the top-level institution that handles all domain registrations and defines the rules for each given top-level domain name. A number of domain Registrars act under the Registry. These are approved providers that offer the actual domain registration service, handle any supplementary registration requirements and charge the end users.

Generic or Country Code TLDs?

When picking a domain name, you should muse upon its top-level domain name. Whether it will be a generic TLD like .com, .mobi, .biz, or a country code top-level domain name like .eu, .fr or .co.nz, depends on the target visitors and on the intention of your website, but also on your desire, so when you are searching for a company where you can register your domain name, make sure that you find one with an extensive array of domain extensions. In this way, you can be confident that you will make the best choice and if you register a couple of domain names for your private or company web page, they all will be in a single location, not flung across plenty of individual domain name registration companies.

Registrants - The Legitimate Domain Possessors

When you register a domain, you become the domain name Registrant, or its holder. You can designate another person as the Administrative or Technical Contact for the domain name if somebody else tackles your site, which will permit you to deal exclusively with matters regarding the ownership or particular payment matters.

Domain Registration Periods: 1 to 10 Years

Most domains are registered for a term of 1 to 10 yrs, but certain specific top-level domain names can be registered for no less than 2 years, or for no more than 5, for example. You can also transfer your domain between various domain name registrars and again, different Top-Level Domains involve different policies for that. Before you register your domain name, it is worthwhile to find what given stipulations there are for the concrete top-level domain name that you've chosen. A relevant example is the domain names table at our website where you can have a look at quite a big list of supported domain extensions and essential information about the transfer and pre-registration rules involved, as well as the registration period for some of the more peculiar top-level domain names.

Redemption Grace Periods (RGP): 30 to 45 Days

Always be certain to become informed about the re-registration procedure requirements before your domain registration ceases. Particular domain names cannot be renewed after they run out, and for others you have 1 mo. after the expiration date to renew them. The common scenario is that when a domain expires, it is either terminated after a certain interval, or the registrar acquires ownership of the domain provided that you, the possessor, have not manifested any interest in registering it again. Therefore you should repeatedly check the expiration date of your domain names or you will risk forfeiting them. For specific top-level domain names such as .com or .net, you have thirty days after the expiration date, whereas with others, such as .eu - you lose possession of the domain name as soon as it runs out and you have to wait 30 to 45 days before you can re-register it.

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