Domain Names

Written by Clare Lawrence

Domain Names By Clare Lawrence 11th May 2004

Domain names are relatively straightforward! Or at least that’srepparttar theory!!

The domain name is also, but technically not quiet correct, known asrepparttar 108263 website address.

Using an ISP’s domain name can look amateurish in an e-mail addresses, it is much more so with websites, givingrepparttar 108264 impression of hanging on another’s coat tails. The only exception being when a firm wants to re-inforce a local or professional affiliation by appearing as part of an existing site dedicated to a region or association. Even in such cases autonomy and continuity are better assured by having one’s own domain and merely using a page onrepparttar 108265 third party’s site to point users toward it.

Domains are classified according to their endings or “suffixes”. As a commercial organisation a company will almost certainly want a domain ending in .com or Other endings such as .biz and are at least to date, insufficiently familiar to users, meaningrepparttar 108266 name can be too readily misremembered. Ofrepparttar 108267 two desirable suffixes, .com is preferable for business with international activities, and arguably givesrepparttar 108268 impression of a bigger organisation, whilst helps reassure users onrepparttar 108269 largely American-dominated web that they are indeed dealing with a UK firm.

The part ofrepparttar 108270 domain name beforerepparttar 108271 suffix will usually byrepparttar 108272 firms trading name, provided of course thatrepparttar 108273 domain name has not already been registered, (which is increasingly likely these days). Ifrepparttar 108274 name is very long an abbreviation may be considered. Domain names are not case sensitive.

The actual registration of a domain name is a straightforward process that can be done online, either through your ISP or better still through a dedicated registration service company such as Discount Domains Ltd ( Renewal fees must be paid, typically every two years.

Domain Name Organisations

Written by Clare Lawrence

Domain Name Organisations

By Clare Lawrence 29th September 2003 Clare isrepparttar CEO of Discount Domains Ltd a leading UK Domain name registration service.

The following are some ofrepparttar 108262 important organisations inrepparttar 108263 domain name industry.

ARIN American Registry for Internet Numbers is a a not for profit organisation established to handlerepparttar 108264 administration and registration of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses in North America, some ofrepparttar 108265 Caribbean, and sub-Saharan Africa.

CORE Internet Council of Registrars is a not for profit organisation set up under Swiss law. Core is made up of domain name registrars handling domain name registration on behalf of customers.

IANA Internet Assigned Numbers Authority isrepparttar 108266 authority givenrepparttar 108267 initial responsibility forrepparttar 108268 oversight of IP address allocation,repparttar 108269 coordination ofrepparttar 108270 assignment of protocol parameters provided for in Internet technical standards, andrepparttar 108271 management ofrepparttar 108272 DNS.

ICAAN Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is an internationally organized, non-profit corporation that has responsibility for Internet Protocol (IP) address space allocation, protocol identifier assignment, generic (gTLD) and country code (ccTLD) Top-Level Domain name system management, and root server system management functions.

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