Domain Names 101: 3 quick questions explained

Written by Syd Johnson

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There are many reputable resellers onrepparttar web that are not approved by ICANN but are simply organizations and individuals associated with a registrar that are allowed to sell domain names on their own. Whether you purchase your domain name through a registrar or a reseller, always find a reputable source for your domain name.

If a registrar or reseller does not maintain an active database, you might find yourself on rare occasions paying for a name that is already registered. If you ever receive such as note from your registrar, or reseller, contact them immediately using an online form or viarepparttar 150773 phone. Make surerepparttar 150774 notice is legitimate otherwise, you might berepparttar 150775 victim of a domain name scam. If it is true, your registrar should immediately make a correction, preferably at their expense.

This integrity of a registrar or reseller's database of available names should be maintained at all times.

Sets up conflict resolution policies to prevent domain name theft and copyright (brand name) infringements. ICANN has setup and is always revising its dispute resolution policy so that web users can have fair access to any domain name while protectingrepparttar 150776 sanctity of commercial trademarks. You can get any name you want as long as it is not trademarked by another person or organization.

It is always in your best interest to get familiar withrepparttar 150777 ICANN website as well as its rules and policies. To build a successful online presence is a long term proposition. If you fail to do your due diligence upfront, it can have serious repercussions later on due to lost time, web traffic, money and possible loss of a domain name.

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Signing up for a Domain Name? Consider Private Registration

Written by Paul Stefanski

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Once registered privately, all personal information is hidden. A WHOIS search will revealrepparttar name and address ofrepparttar 150688 third party company that is holdingrepparttar 150689 private registration.

Private registration may not be as big a concern for companies. However, it can be very useful to individuals who desire to keep their personal and private information (address and telephone number) exactly that, personal and private.

Is it worth it to register privately? The answer to that question depends on how much you value your own privacy. For some, registering privately is no big deal. For others, who already have had problems with hackers, spammers andrepparttar 150690 like, a private domain registration offers them additional security. Atrepparttar 150691 very least, it is helpful to know that this option does exist. Not all domain registrars offer this service, but it is growing in popularity.

Paul Stefanski develops Recommended Web Tools, a resource for beginners who are developing their own websites. Learn more about his recommended private domain name registration resource.

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