What is a domain name and why would I want one?

Written by Ewan Bain

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Domain registration is more like a lease than a purchase. You are rentingrepparttar second level domain (the mycompany bit) from Verisign for a specific amount of time normally between 1 and 10 years at a time. Most ofrepparttar 108269 organizations that allow you to register a second level domain charge a fee for each year that you registerrepparttar 108270 domain for. With almost all domain names you are also givenrepparttar 108271 option to renew your registration (lease) when it is close to running out (expiring).

Once you have registered a second level domain you are free to create as many third level domains (sometimes called sub domains) as you like. In our previous examplerepparttar 108272 www is a sub domain of itxcel.com

Most ofrepparttar 108273 registries that manage these top level domain names do not allow individuals or businesses to register domains directly with them. To register a domain you need to use a company like itXcel. We act as a registrar and send allrepparttar 108274 required information andrepparttar 108275 registration fee torepparttar 108276 registry. Registrars are useful as they hiderepparttar 108277 differences that exist in each ofrepparttar 108278 registries fromrepparttar 108279 customer and provide a simple step by step process for registering a domain. A registrar also allows you to manage and track all your domains from one place rather than having to deal with a different company for each top level domain.

OK so I know what a domain name is, Why do need one? Can you image what a nightmare it would be if you had an email address like myname@ or a web site address These addresses are possible but not very easy to remember. Now if you register a domain name you could create an email address like myname@mycompany.com and a web site address like http://mycompany.com These are much easier to remember and look 100 times more professional.

One ofrepparttar 108280 important points about registering a domain is that once done you have an exclusive right to use that domain for as long as you keeprepparttar 108281 domain registered in your name. If you do not renew a domain atrepparttar 108282 end of it's registration period it will again become available for registration by someone else. For this reason even if you don't want or need a web site atrepparttar 108283 moment, it's still a good idea to register a domain as soon as possible. Just imagine if your competition registeredrepparttar 108284 domain name of your company or product. Although there is a process in place to retrieve these domain it can be long and complicated. It is definitely simpler to spend a little money up front to secure your chosen domain names.

To find out what domains are available and to quickly and cheaply register them visit http://www.itxcel.com now and enter your desired name inrepparttar 108285 domain search box.

Ewan Bain is the general manager at itXcel Internet Limited - Based in the UK itXcel provide Internet services, including domain name registration and web site hosting to small to medium sized businesses and home users. For more information visit Our Website.

E-Earning - Your Success or Failure

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