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What are Domains

Among the things you need in order to open a web page is a domain. This is the address your web page visitors will type in their browsers to visit your web page and it is one of the features they will identify you with. Therefore you should choose a domain that is relevant and explanatory, but it should also be easy to recollect.

Registries - The Actual Domain Suppliers

Each domain extension, or TLD (top-level domain name), is administered by a Registry. This is the top-level institution that governs all domain registrations and defines the stipulations for each specific TLD. A number of domain Registrars operate under the Registry. These are certified suppliers that deliver the very domain registration service, deal with any further registration requirements and bill the end clients.

Generic or Country Code TLDs?

When picking a domain, you should ponder on its TLD. Whether it will be a generic TLD such as .com, .info, .org, or a country code top-level domain name such as .ca, .fr or .com.au, is determined by the target visitors and on the intention of your website, but also on your desire, so when you are searching for a company where you can register your domain name, make sure that you choose one with an enormous choice of domain extensions. In this way, you can be confident that you will make the best possible selection and if you register a couple of domain names for your personal or company site, they all will be in a single location, not dispersed among plenty of individual domain name registrars.

Registrants - The Real Domain Owners

When you register a domain, you become the domain Registrant, or its proprietor. You can mention another individual as the Administrative or Technical Contact for the domain if someone else takes charge of your online portal, which will allow you to deal solely with matters concerning the proprietorship or specific payment questions.

Domain Registration Terms: 1 to 10 Yrs

The majority of domains are registered for a term of 1 to 10 yrs, but some specific top-level domain names can be registered for no less than two yrs, or for no more than 5, for example. You can also transfer your domain name between different domain name registrars and once again, different top-level domain names have different preconditions for that. Before you register your domain name, it is commendable to get familiar with what specific prerequisites there are for the specific Top-Level Domain that you've settled on. A suitable example is the domain names chart at our website where you can observe quite a large collection of offered domain name extensions and extensive information as to the transfer and pre-registration preconditions entailed, as well as the registration period for some of the more peculiar top-level domain names.

Redemption Grace Periods (RGP): 30 to 45 Days

Always be sure to explore the re-registration process requirements before your domain registration runs out. Given domains cannot be registered again after they expire, and for others you have one mo. after the expiry date to register them again. The general scenario is that when a domain expires, it is either deleted after a given period, or the Registrar company takes over proprietorship of the domain on condition that you, the possessor, have not demonstrated any intention of registering it again. This is the reason why you should constantly keep an eye on the expiry date of your domains or you will risk losing them. For certain Top-Level Domains like .com or .net, you have 30 days after the expiry date, while with others, such as .eu - you forfeit proprietorship of the domain once it runs out and you must wait 30 to 45 days before you can re-register it.

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