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Domain Names Defined

Among the requisites you need so as to kick off a website is a domain name. This is the Internet address your web site visitors will type in their browsers to visit your website and it is one of the features they will associate you with. For this reason you should choose a domain name that is suitable and descriptive, but it should also be easy to recollect.

Registries - The Real Domain Name Providers

Each domain name extension, or TLD (top-level domain name), is governed by a Registry. This is the top-level organization that controls all domain name registrations and defines the criteria for a particular top-level domain name. Different domain Registrars operate under the Registry. These are certified companies that provide the actual domain name registration service, take care of any supplementary registration requirements and bill the end users.

Generic or ccTLDs?

When choosing a domain, you should muse upon its TLD. Whether it will be a generic Top-Level Domain such as .com, .net, .org, or a ccTLD like .eu, .es or .com.au, depends on the target viewers and on the purpose of your web site, but also on your liking, so when you are looking for a registrar where you can register your domain name, make sure that you pick one with a vast number of domain extensions. In this way, you can be confident that you will make the best selection and if you register several domain names for your private or business web site, they all will be in one single place, not flung among many individual registrars.

Registrants - The Authentic Domain Name Possessors

When you register a domain name, you become the domain name Registrant, or its owner. You can designate a different individual as the Administrative or Technical Contact for the domain if someone else administers your website, which will permit you to attend only to subjects regarding the proprietorship or some payment questions.

Domain Name Registration Terms: One to Ten Years

Most domain names are registered for a period of one to ten years, but certain specific Top-Level Domains can be registered for no less than 2 years, or for no more than five, for example. You can also transfer your domain between separate companies and again, different Top-Level Domains involve different preconditions for that. Before you register your domain name, it is appropriate to see what specific criteria there are for the given TLD that you've selected. An adequate example is the domain names chart at our website where you can discern quite a huge list of offered domain extensions and complete info concerning the transfer and pre-registration prerequisites associated, as well as the registration period for some of the more characteristic TLDs.

Redemption Grace Periods (RGP): 30 to 45 Days

Always make sure to see the re-registration procedure requirements before your domain name registration ceases. Given domains cannot be registered again after they expire, and for others you have one month after the expiry date to renew them. The common practice is that when a domain name expires, it is either terminated after a given period, or the registrar assumes ownership of the domain in case that you, the possessor, have not indicated any intention of renewing it. That is the reason why you should repeatedly monitor the expiration date of your domain names or you will jeopardize losing 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 lose possession of the domain name the moment it runs out and you have to wait thirty to forty five days before you can register it again.

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With us at Server Tiger, you can register or transfer your domain name, update their contact info, and receive well-timed warnings so that you will not miss the re-registration period. If you decide to purchase a VPS hosting plan as well, you even obtain a cheap domain name registration.