Registering An Effective Domain Name
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November 29, 2006
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If you are thinking about building a website, registering a domain
name is an important step. Registering an effective domain name is just
as important as choosing a company name. It can also communicate to
your customers the type of products or service you sell online. An easy
and understanding to remember domain name is the goal of every site
owner. So I have some tips to registering the best domain name.
Please bear in mind that domain name is very important and more important than web hosting.
First, What is Domain Name?
The name of a website. A unique name that represents each computer on
the Internet world. The DNS (Domain Name Server) converts the domain
name to an IP (Internet Protocol) that is similar to the telaphone
number. Because it is hard to remember IP adress, the DNS make it
easier by using letters instread of typing 184.108.40.2060. So, you can
type www.yourdomainname.com that makes more convinent.
• The domain name has to contain a mininum of 2 characters but no more
than 67 characters. The shorter is the better.
• The domain name is not case sensitive, so www.yourdomainname.com is not
different from WWW.YOURDOMAINNAME.COM . But using capitalised text is
• The domain name contains letters, numbers, hyphens but no space. However,
you cannot use hyphens as the first or last characters of your domain
Type of Domain names
• Paid Domain Names like
www.yourdoname.com or www.yourdomame.biz etc. The advantage is that you
own the domain name, but you have to pay for it.
• Free Domain Names
like www.freedoname.co.nr or www.freedomain.cjb.net . These are free
but you do not own the domain name. Also, there may be advertiments and
many terms of service.
• Domain Names from a free host such as
www.geocity.com/yourdomain or http://yourdomain.companyname.com that is
very hard to remember.Also, 90% of them have the advertiment (Banner or
How to Register a Domain Name?
Before registering a domain name, you have to check the Domain Name
Avaliability at www.whois.com. When you have the domain name you want,
go to a domain name registering company or web hosting company. And
register it. After that, you have to make the Domain name and the web hosting
know each other by setting the Name server and the DNS of web hosting at your
domain name. For example, this is the name server of hypermart.net
Primary server :ns1.hypermart.net IP = 220.127.116.11
Secondary server :ns2.hypermart.net IP = 18.104.22.168
Importantly, choosing a good company to register a domain name by…..
• Do you retain sole ownership of domain name ?
• Does the domain name registering company allow you to tranfer the domain to another company?
• Is there an online control panel for domain name administration?
• Is it easy to change the domain name server (DNS) ? In case that you change the web hosting company.