A domain name is your address for the internet. It allows you to have
a web site and email addresses branded with your own business or organisation
name. Originally, the domains ended in com, net, org, edu and mil. Nowadays,
these have expanded to include Country specific versions as well as
new endings such as .biz (business), .ws (website), .info (information),
.name (for individuals) and the latest .job (employment).
When selecting a domain name you should ensure that it matches your
business or organisation name, but make sure you know how the domain name could be read, click here for some examples. This could be the full name, trademark
or acronym. If you are only operating within a single country then you
should consider a country specific domain. You are not restricted to
a single domain name, so if you operate in multiple countries then consider
registering both country specific as well as more generic ones. The
same goes with protecting your trademarks.
Domain names cannot contain spaces so the options are to concanate
the name into one string of characters or replace the space with either
a hyphen (-) or underscore (_). The thing to remember is that many people
are used to typing a concanated name rather than one using a hyphen
or underscore. Also using an underscore when printed on business cards
One thing to be aware of is that you do not 'buy' a domain name, you
only 'license' it for a specified period. The license terms also vary
between the types, some like .com.au say the registrant must have a
registered business name that operates in Australia. Others like .com
can be licensed by anyone.
WEBPC can provide registration and domain management services as a
reseller of some leading registrars for the the leading domain types
at very competitive rates. This has the added benefit that we can also
monitor expiry dates to ensure your domain doesn't lapse because a renewal
notice goes missing.
Even if you have already registered a domain name you can still transfer
it into one of our accounts before the renewal date and gain the benefit
of our monitoring as well as great pricing.