Registering a domain name

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First - Select your domain name, ideally this needs to be either your company or websites name.

Secondly - Check if its free. Most domain name registrars including www.discountdomainsuk.com offer a WHOIS service. Consider registeringrepparttar other Top Level Domain extensions, e.g .com and .co.uk if your UK based.

Thirdly - Register your domain name. As you register your domain name or names it is always worth giving thought to where your website will be hosted, some registrars and hosting companies expect you to purchase both services. It can be more expensive to change your mind later on.

Lastly maintain your domain name. If you change your e-mail address etc, do not forget to update your account withrepparttar 108258 registrar, otherwise when renewal comes around you could overlook your domain names expiry.



Clare Lawrence is CEO of Discount Domains Ltd A leading UK provider of Domain name registration and Web Hosting services. Please feel free to re-publish this article provided this reference box remains together with a hyperlink to http://www.discountdomainsuk.com Clare can also be contacted on clare@discountdomainsuk.com.


An Alternative to the .COM Domain?

Written by Clare Lawrence


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A possible further consideration isrepparttar political stability of smaller countries, only recently part ofrepparttar 108257 Soviet Union. Niue meanwhile has beenrepparttar 108258 most successful ofrepparttar 108259 countries. The tiny island nation is registering Internet Web sites underrepparttar 108260 .nu address for US $25.

By January 2001, after only 18 months as an active TLD, .nu domain usage has swelled, making .nurepparttar 108261 sixteenth most popular domain name inrepparttar 108262 world. The company that maintainsrepparttar 108263 registry, .NU Domain Ltd [http://www.nunames.nu], has registered 30,000 .nu domain names, as of January 2001 onrepparttar 108264 Internet, with registrations of .nu domain names more than doubling since then.

As .nu gains recognition, domain name registrars will have an effective way to provide clientsrepparttar 108265 personal, distinct domain names they desire.

And what arerepparttar 108266 benefits for Niue? The island nation is getting 25 per cent ofrepparttar 108267 gross after payment of commissions. The money is being used byrepparttar 108268 Niue Internet Users' Society to provide residents andrepparttar 108269 government with free Internet connections.



Clare Lawrence is CEO of Discount Domains Ltd A leading UK provider of Domain name registration and Web Hosting services. Please feel free to re-publish this article provided this reference box remains together with a hyperlink to http://www.discountdomainsuk.com Clare can also be contacted on clare@discountdomainsuk.com




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