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What are Domains

One of the elements you need so as to own a site is a domain. This is the web address your visitors will type in their browsers to see your online portal and it is one of the things they will associate you with. That is the reason why you should select a domain that is suitable and descriptive, but it should also be easy to remember.

Registries - The Actual Domain Caterers

Each domain extension, or TLD (Top-Level Domain), is operated by a Registry. This is the top-level organization that manages all domain registrations and prescribes the preconditions for a particular TLD. A variety of domain name Registrars operate under the Registry. These are certified companies that provide the very domain registration service, handle any supplementary registration requirements and charge the end clients.

Generic or ccTLDs?

When choosing a domain name, you should mull over its top-level domain name. Whether it will be a generic top-level domain name like .com, .info, .org, or a country code Top-Level Domain like .me, .se or .com.au, depends on the target audience and on the goal of your web site, but also on your choice, so when you are looking for a company where you can register your domain name, make certain that you opt for one with a great assortment of domain name extensions. In this way, you can be sure that you will make the best possible selection and if you register a bunch of domain names for your private or company web site, they all will be in a single place, not flung among multiple different domain name registration companies.

Registrants - The True Domain Holders

When you register a domain, you become the domain name Registrant, or its possessor. You can designate a different individual as the Administrative or Technical Contact for the domain if somebody else is responsible for your portal, which will permit you to deal only with topics regarding the proprietorship or certain payment matters.

Domain Registration Intervals: One to Ten Years

Most domains are registered for a period of 1 to 10 yrs, but some specific Top-Level Domains can be registered for at least 2 yrs, or for no more than 5, for instance. You can also transfer your domain between various domain name registrars and again, different Top-Level Domains have different requirements for that. Prior to registering your domain, it is advisable to get informed about what given requirements there are for the given top-level domain name that you've decided on. An adequate example is the domain names table at our website where you can take a peek at quite an enormous assortment of supported domain name extensions and detailed info as to the transfer and pre-registration criteria entailed, as well as the registration term for some of the more specific TLDs.

Redemption Grace Periods (RGP): 30 to 45 Days

Always make sure to learn about the renewal process specifications before your domain registration finishes. Specific domains cannot be renewed after they run out, and for others you have 1 mo. after the expiration date to register them again. The general rule is that when a domain expires, it is either canceled after a specific interval, or the domain name registration company obtains ownership of the domain name if you, the owner, have not shown any interest in registering it again. This is the reason why you should repeatedly observe the expiry date of your domains or you will risk forfeiting them. For particular top-level domain names such as .com or .net, you have 30 days after the expiry date, whereas with others, like .eu - you forfeit ownership of the domain the moment it runs out and you must wait thirty to forty five days before you can re-register it.

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