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1. What is a domain name?
Similar to how your
house address indicates where you live in the world, a domain
name indicates where your computer's location is on the Internet.
Organizations that do business over the Internet want domain
names (addresses) that are easy to remember and that are closely
related to their company's trademark, so that customers can
locate their web site very easily.
domain name is a simplified, easier to read translation of an
IP (Internet Protocol) address. The Internet is composed of
a vast number of interconnected computers. Each of these computers
is assigned a numeric value of the form XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX. This
numeric value is called an IP address. If each computer on the
Internet were identifiable only through its IP address, people
would have a lot of difficulty when trying to locate each other
and having to memorize each other's addresses. Domain names
simplify IP addresses into an easy to remember combination of
words and numbers.
2. Do domain names longer than 26 characters work?
Yes. Our name,
123-domain-name-registration.com, is longer than 26 characters
and it works fine (... you are here, aren't you? :) You
can register domain names up to 67 characters in length,
including the extension. (Previously, all domain names were
limited to 26 characters.)
3. I registered my domain 24 hours ago and still cannot
find my web page, why not?
A domain name
tells visitors where you can be found on the Internet. Should
you want to associate your domain name with a web page/website,
which which will allow visitors to find your website, you
must locate a
hosting company to solicit their services.
4. I registered my domain name, now what?
If you wished
only to reserve your domain name for future use, there is
nothing more you need to do. If you are planning on having
a web page/site, you must now find a
web hosting company or internet service provider to
host your website for you. With each $14.95/yr domain name
registration, you receive a free business card web page,
e-mail forwarding, and domain forwarding. Once you've registered
a domain name, set up these services through the client
login, and click "additional services"... click
here for more information on this complementary service.
5. Can you recommend a hosting company?
If you are looking
for a basic hosting, an ecommerce hosting package, or a
dedicated server, click
here and see web hosting options. If you ALREADY have
a domain name, (or recently purchased one at this site)
you can have your name transferred at no charge to one of
these hosting options.
6. Is Network Solutions the same as InterNIC?
is technically the same as Internic. Internic was the term
originally used to describe the registry database.
7. What is the difference between .com, .net, and .org domain
The domain suffixes
are intended to differentiate between various types of organizations
on the Internet. Generally, the following rules apply:
.com -- businesses and commercial enterprises
.net -- network-related organizations and enterprises
.org -- charitable or non-profit organizations
The domain suffix
type itself has no bearing on accessibility on the Internet
from a technical standpoint, but over time the .com domain
type has become the most popular and recognizable on the
Internet. In addition to these extensions, we also offer
.info, .biz, .ca, .us, .cn, and .name
8. What is the difference between the top-level and the
second-level domain names?
domain and the second level domain work together to form
the Internet address. The second level domain usually indicates
the name of the organization that the address belongs to
(e.g. Microsoft), or the type of web site it is (e.g. .com).
When the two are tied together, the address is formed: "microsoft.com".
Any additions to this address would be simple and straightforward
and are performed by Microsoft. For example, Microsoft has
the sites www.microsoft.com and search.microsoft.com.
9. How much does it cost to register a generic top-level domain
cost vary depending on what extension you choose, but as
a rule, we try to keep our pricing simple and affordable...
new registrations, transfers, renewals and multi-year registrations
are as follows:
|| US Dollars per yr
10. What methods of payment can I use to register my domain
We accept VISA,
Mastercard or AMEX so that your name is secured immediately
11. Who can register?
- Individuals, organizations,
ISPs, corporate resellers, etc. Anyone who currently wants,
or is thinking of acquiring, a distinctive, individual presence
on the Internet now, or at some time in the future. -
Domain names are for People In Business: businesses that want
customers to find them on the Net, and who wish to communicate
with their customers through e-mail. -
Domain names are for Information Providers: the Internet allows
an unlimited number of people to have access to detailed information
at little or no cost to the information provider. -
Domain names are for People Like You: if you want a recognizable
presence on the Internet, a domain name will allow others to
find you easily and quickly.
12. Why should people register domain name(s)?
- Domain names are
designed for people, IP addresses are designed for computers.
If a company wants people to find their web site easily, they
will need a domain name. -
Domain names are registered on a first-come first-served basis.
The fact that someone may have incorporated under a name or
even that they have filed a trademark application does not automatically
permit them to use that name. All parties who have legitimate
use for a name, share the same rights to a name. -
If a company conducts business over the Internet, or even if
that company plans to do so in the future, they should register
their domain name(s) now. Once a name is taken, it's gone.
13. How much could a domain name be worth?
Domain names can
be worth thousands and thousands of dollars. The more practical
and useful it is for others, the more it will be worth. Recently,
business.com sold for $7.5 million and computer.com sold for
names can be worth even more in non-monetary terms. Companies
that have spent a great deal of time and money on establishing
a corporate identity may find the value of their domain name
immeasurable. The worth of a domain name is high, and there
is no limit to just how high.
14. What if my desired name is the same as a trademarked name?
In quick and simple
terms, if you've registered the name in good faith, its not
a name belonging to an internationally known company, and you
can show that you have a legitimate reason to use that name
then you are likely to be able to keep that name.
15. How can I protect my domain name against potential trademark
One way to avoid
trademark disputes would be to choose the right domain name
and is similar to choosing the name of your company. You would
not want a name that is similar to another company that people
cannot distinguish between the two. For example, if your company
is called Integrated Business Management, you would not want
to register a domain name of "IBM". This would be
a sure fire way of inducing a trademark dispute!
16. Once I have a domain name secured, how long will I own the
Provided that there
are no trademark disputes, and that the annual fees are maintained,
your secured domain name will be yours indefinitely. As long
as you wish to use it, it will be yours.
registered my name at your site and now I want to change my DNS
and/or other information
you register a domain name, you are sent an e-mail with a password
as well as instructions on how to change your information. If
you don't have the password that was sent to you by email, go here.
Once you have a password, go here and use your Usernameand the password (you got into the email)
in the "Password:" field. You will then able to access
your account records and fill in the appropriate DNS information.