Monday, June 6, 2011

The Basics Of Domain Name Registration

As the number of companies offering available domain names increase, the numbers of people who are engaging in domain name registration also increase. This is just the cause and effect situation when it comes to domain name, right?

So for those who are planning to undergo for a domain name registration, some important things specifically about the basics or the ABCs of the domain name registration must be paid attention. Knowing the ABCs of domain name registration will help you to pick up the right domain name and at same time for an easy and smooth process of domain name registration.

First things first, before you go for a domain name registration it is important that you know the nature of the domain name. So what it is? The domain name is basically the address on the internet. It is generally composed of two major parts, the top level domain name and the mid level domain name or the second level domain. For example, in, the “.com” is the top level domain, and the “yourdomain” is the second level domain.

Speaking of the top level domain name since this plays a large role in picking the right domain name for domain name registration; many experts have noted that before you go for a domain name registration, you should identify your top level domain. The .com is the most common top level domain that is used today, for it stands for commercial domains. Of course there are other types and each has its own uses and functions.

Moreover, when you go for a domain name registration, you should know that the domain name that is entered into the domain name registration contact information is added to a database of all the available domain names. As such, your contact, billing, administrative contact, and also your domain name server or DNS is added to this database. It is for the main reason that when someone lookup for a website, you are basically accessing this large database for all of the domain names entered through a domain name registration, and such database directs you to the necessary DNS to access their database to locate which computer your website is on.

Also of important consideration for a successful domain name registration is the awareness that a domain name may contain letters, numbers, and hyphen. Most of the domain names registered today end in the above top level domains, of which .com is the most well-known. Before a domain name registration, you should refresh your mind that a domain name cannot start or end with a hyphen, and no space is permitted before, between, and after your domain. And also you can have characters in your domain name registration for up to 67 characters, however, it is noted that the shorter the domain name, the better. So try to keep it below that length for greater compatibility.

Lastly, in the domain name registration, you should be aware that it is only the domain name registrars who can handle all the process of domain name registration. No one can access and modify the domain name database except the domain name registrars. So if you want to go for a domain name registration, the domain name registrars is the first resource that you should approach.

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