Domain Registration

Domain Registration

Domain names are used to establish a unique identity.
Businesses, groups and individuals can choose a domain name that corresponds to their name, helping Internet users to reach them easily.

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Domain Names are often simply referred to as Domains. Domain Name Registrants are frequently referred to as Domain Owners. Domain name registration with a registrar does not confer any legal ownership of the domain name, only an exclusive right of use for a particular duration of time.

Domain names serve to identify Internet resources, such as computers, networks or services. A text-based label is easier to memorize than the numerical addresses used in the Internet protocols.

A generic domain is a name that defines a general category, rather than a specific or personal instance. For example, the name of an industry, rather than a company name. Examples of generic names: books.com, music.com, and travel.info. Companies have created valuable brands based on generic names.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) manages the top-level development and architecture of the Internet domain name space. It authorizes domain name registrars, through which domain names may be registered and reassigned.

The domain name space consists of a tree of domain names. Each node in the tree holds information associated with the domain name. The tree sub-divides into zones beginning at the DNS root zone.

Domain name syntax

A domain name consists of one or more parts, technically called labels, that are conventionally concatenated, and delimited by dots, such as example.com.

The right-most label conveys the top-level domain; for example, the domain name www.example.com belongs to the top-level domain com.

The hierarchy of domains descends from the right to the left label in the name; each label to the left specifies a subdivision, or subdomain of the domain to the right. For example: the label example specifies a node example.com as a subdomain of the com domain, and www is a label to create www.example.com, a subdomain of example.com.

Each label may contain from 1 to 63 octets. The empty label is reserved for the root node and when fully qualified is expressed as the empty label terminated by a dot. The full domain name may not exceed a total length of 253 ASCII characters in its textual representation. Thus, when using a single character per label, the limit is 127 levels: 127 characters plus 126 dots have a total length of 253. In practice, some domain registries may have shorter limits.

A hostname is a domain name that has at least one associated IP address. For example, the domain names www.example.com and example.com are also hostnames, whereas the com domain is not. However, other top-level domains, particularly country code top-level domains, may indeed have an IP address, and if so, they are also hostnames.

Hostnames impose restrictions on the characters allowed in the corresponding domain name. A valid hostname is also a valid domain name, but a valid domain name may not necessarily be valid as a hostname.

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Each and every domain name comes with all you need to get online.

  • Domain Forwarding and Masking: Direct any domain name you own to your website. Anyone who types that domain name into their browser is taken directly to your website.
  • Domain Locking: Domain locking prevents accidental or intentional transfers of domain ownership and stops anyone from redirecting your nameservers.
  • Total DNS Control: Manage your domain nameserver (DNS) records and set your email, FTP, sub-domains and website location all from one control panel.
  • Change of Registration: Assign your domain name to someone else or change the contacts for your domain online anytime.
  • Status Alerts: Monitor the status of your domain and get instant alerts if there’s been a change.
  • Auto Renew Protection: No need to watch expiration dates to make sure you renew on time! Auto renew keeps your domains, hosting, website builders, and other products in your name and under your control.

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Domain Disclaimers

  • Special savings apply only to first year of registration. You must purchase entire section to qualify for special savings.
  • The final price may differ because of additional sales, fees, and promotions.
  • Products will automatically renew until cancelled. You may turn off the auto-renewal feature by visiting your account.
  • Change of registration may require a fee for certain domains.