One of the necessities you need so as to set up an online portal is a domain. This is the Internet address your visitors will type in their browsers to access your online portal and it is one of the features they will distinguish you by. Hence you should opt for a domain name that is suitable and descriptive, but it should also be simple to recall.
Each domain extension, or TLD (top-level domain name), is operated by a Registry. This is the top-level organization that oversees all domain registrations and settles the requirements for a given Top-Level Domain. A variety of domain Registrars work under the Registry. These are approved suppliers that supply the concrete domain name registration service, take care of any extra registration requirements and bill the end clients.
When picking a domain name, you should muse upon its TLD. Whether it will be a generic Top-Level Domain such as .com, .info, .name, or a country code Top-Level Domain such as .de, .co.uk or .com.au, depends on the target visitors and on the goal of your weblog, but also on your desire, so when you are looking for a domain name registration company where you can register your domain name, make certain that you select one with an enormous collection of domain name extensions. In this way, you can be certain that you will make the best possible pick and if you register several domains for your private or company website, they all will be in one place, not disseminated across numerous individual domain registrars.
When you register a domain, you become the domain Registrant, or its possessor. You can designate another individual as the Administrative or Technical Contact for the domain if somebody else takes care of your online portal, which will allow you to attend exclusively to facets regarding the ownership or certain payment issues.
Most domains are registered for a period of one to ten yrs, but certain given Top-Level Domains can be registered for no less than 2 yrs, or for no more than five, for instance. You can also transfer your domain name between various domain name registrars and once again, different TLDs involve different prerequisites for that. Prior to registering your domain, it is wise to verify what specific stipulations there are for the given TLD that you've picked. A relevant example is the domain registration chart at NTC Hosting where you can take a gaze at quite a large selection of supported domain name extensions and detailed info as to the transfer and pre-registration prerequisites imposed, as well as the registration term for some of the more specific Top-Level Domains.
Always be certain to become acquainted with the re-registration process details before your domain name registration runs out. Given domains cannot be renewed after they run out, and for others you have 1 month after the expiration date to renew them. The common scenario is that when a domain name runs out, it is either deleted after a given period, or the Registrar company assumes proprietorship of the domain name in case that you, the owner, have not indicated any interest in renewing it. For this reason you should constantly check the expiration date of your domain names or you will risk forfeiting them. For given Top-Level Domains like .com or .net, you have thirty days after the expiry date, while with others, like .eu - you lose proprietorship of the domain name as soon as it expires and you need to wait thirty to forty five days before you can register it again.
With NTC Hosting, you can register or transfer your domain names, administer their contact information, and get prompt notices so that you will not miss the renewal period. If you elect to buy a hosting package too, you even obtain a free domain registration or a charge-free transfer.
|Universal TLDs||1-year||2-years||10-years||with Hosting|
|.COM (Commercial)||$11.00 USD||$22.00 USD||$110.00 USD|
|.NET (Network)||$11.00 USD||$22.00 USD||$110.00 USD|
|.BIZ (Business)||$11.45 USD||$22.90 USD||$114.50 USD|
|.ORG (Non-Commercial)||$11.00 USD||$22.00 USD||$110.00 USD|
|.INFO (Information)||$11.00 USD||$22.00 USD||$110.00 USD|
|Country Code TLDs||1-year||2-years||10-years||Domain |
|.US (United States)||$10.00 USD||$20.00 USD||$100.00 USD|
|.CA (Canada)||$14.00 USD||$28.00 USD||$140.00 USD||$14.00 USD|
|.COM.AU (Austraila)||$29.00 USD||$145.00 USD||$29.00 USD|
|.EU (European Union)||$7.00 USD||$14.00 USD||$70.00 USD|
|.CO.UK (United Kingdom)||$15.00 USD||$75.00 USD||$15.00 USD|