Getting a Domain Name



We have nearly 15 years of experience in this field and can help you make informed decisions when selecting a Domain Name to represent your presence on the internet…

Here are just a few notes to explain just how things work:

There are two parts to every Domain Name, the name itself and the Domain extension. The extension is the bit after the “.” such as co.uk or com.

The Name

Although you pay for a Domain Name, you aren’t buying it, you’re registering it for your use. Just like a house, you don’t own the address that a house is found at. (You might own the house, but if the Council changed the name of the street, your address would change).

You pay a Registrar for the Domain Name and they register the name for your use.

As long as you continue to pay the registration fees, you can usually keep using the Domain Name; it’s your website’s “address” on the internet.

You are generally free to choose the name that you wish, providing that it isn’t already in use.

The Extension

There is a vast array of domain name extensions available; nearly every country has its own and there are also a number of non-country specific extensions such as .org, .mobi or .biz. You are mostly free to register a domain name using any extension that you wish but beware; some of them come with restrictions and/or big disadvantages. Speak to us if you need advice!

There are still more .com sites than those using any other Domain extension. You are advised to always register the .com version of your name in addition to the extension that you’ve chosen. Although associated with (and meant for) the USA, dot-coms are still the original and most memorable extension.

We can help with the registration, management and configuration of domain names for your website and e-mail requirements. Give us a call or use the contact form to get in touch!

We have 15 years of experience in this field and can help you make informed decisions when selecting a Domain Name to represent your presence on the internet…