name registrar and registration process
Domain name registrar and registration process
A domain name is an alias for an IP address. Now what is an IP address?
An IP address is a numeric code that signifies where to look through
the Internet for content. An example of an IP address would be 22.214.171.124.
Rather than typing in a long and easily forgotten IP address, a
domain name helps you by typing an easily remembered name to access
the same site.
For example, www.domainsatretail.com is a domain name that points
to a specific IP address. People can remember a domain name such
as www.domainsatretail.com much easier than they can a long numeric
Domain names are everywhere as many use it everyday. Think of search
sites. Google and Yahoo both have corresponding domain names www.google.com
and www.yahoo.com. If you have ever sent an email you have used
a domain name. For example when sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org,
sympatico.ca is the domain name.
Now that we have a better understanding of domain names, we need
to know which domain name to pick and where can we register it.
The domain name chosen for a web site can be a very important decision
of marketing your company on the Internet. Its quite easy to just
say pick a catchy domain that everyone will remember to use and
you are set.
In most cases it is that simple and you are set on your way to
register the domain. However, at times the domain name you want
has already been taken. And then you must think of a secondary name
that you wish to use that will be just as catchy as the first.
OK, now you have picked your domain name you want. What is next?
You need to choose a registrar for you domain name registration.
There are many registrars who sign up and are available for the
year, but you get no service from them whatsoever. Here are two
domain name registrars that I would recommend for completing your
domain name registration.
1) Domains at Retail - my own registrar that registers
domain names. We provide great service and have 24/7 customer support.
.com domain names are normally on sale for $8.75 US / year, however
they are currently being run on promotion for $7.95 US / year. Visit
Domains at Retail at http://www.domainsatretail.com for Cheap domain
registration and excellent customer service.
2) Domains at Cost - excellent registrar with
very competitive prices. I use this registrar for my .ca domain
name registrations and renewals. They offer an excellent price ($14.41
CDN per domain name registration) and I am always able to get someone
on the phone and my questions answered. Please Visit Domains at
Cost at http://www.domainsatcost.ca for .ca Domain Name Registrations!
Good Luck with your domain name registration process and your start
to your online marketing!
About the Author
Michael Kralj is owner
of Emenki Web Solutions and
Domains at Retail. Emenki Web Solutions are web site designers and
programmers based in Hamilton, Ontario, providing businesses with
an informative and strategic approach to establishing an online
presence on the web.