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What’s in a name?
A solid domain name is essential to your internet identity, but what does it do?
The primary function of a domain name is to direct traffic to a specific network server address. Without it, your visitors would need to remember you as a sequence of numbers rather than “yourdomain.com”. Your website host will provide you with Domain Nameserver information to enter with your domain registrar in order to direct traffic.
How to register a domain name
A domain name can be reserved through any authorized internet domain name registrar.
First, select an acceptable domain name, along with some variations as acceptable alternates. Your domain name should be short and memorable, and contain only alphanumeric characters. You will also need to select a suitable top-level domain – this is the part of the domain following the dot (ie .com, .org, .net, etc.).
Next, search for availability of your desired name through the registrar you have chosen. Once you have successfully selected a domain, you may register it for a period of 1 to 10 years. Registration fees will vary by registrar and term. If you’re happy with your selection, we generally recommend extending registration for the maximum allowed period.
Beware of fake domain renewals
It is not uncommon to receive unsolicited emails from domain registrars wanting you to “renew” your domain with them at highly inflated prices. In a worst-case scenario, sending payment to these offers could end up transferring your domain from your chosen company. Deal only with your chosen domain registrar and ignore these unsolicited mailings.