Domain Names & Registration

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A domain name is the address used to reach a website our domain name is www.itmanaged.net . Domain names are often simply referred to as a ‘domain’ or ‘web address?

IT Managed Services Ltd can register a chosen domain name on your behalf.

 

Domain Name Server (DNS)

Each computer on the Internet is assigned a unique address, called an IP address. A typical IP address looks like this: 199.123.456.7

It is very difficult to keep in mind the IP addresses of all the websites we visit daily. Words are easier to remember than strings of numbers. This is where domain names come into the picture. When you visit a website, all you need to know is its URL.  Computers remember numbers, and DNS helps us convert the URL into an IP address that the computer can understand.

When you type in domain.com into your browser, the browser first needs to get the IP address of www.domain.com.  The browser contacts a DNS server to query the location of the server where the webpages are stored. Think of it as a directory service of IP address.

What can I use a domain name for?

Most people and businesses use domain names to help people find their websites. The domain name is usually related to their name, their brand or something memorable.

You can also use a domain name to create email addresses (yourname@yourdomain.co.uk). Most businesses have domain names because they help create a professional identity for the company.

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  • Guard your online identity
  • Make your website easy to find
  • Build your online business brand
  • Stop competitors moving in

Registering a Domain Name

What should I use as a domain name?

You can use a word or phrase as a domain name.  If the domain is for a company, you might want to put your company name in the domain, this makes it easier for your customers to find you on the Internet.
Although a longer domain is harder to remember, it can contain more keywords, which is important as some of the search engines use keywords in a domain name as part of the search algorithm. But be careful of domain names that are too long, it makes it difficult to remember and prone to user input mistakes.
If your preferred domain name is not available, try adding a prefix, such as “my” or “the”.
And finally, make sure your domain name can be verbally communicated.  You do not want to constantly repeat or spell it out.

How long can I register a domain name for?

The time period of your domain name registration will depend on the type of domain name you are registering:

Domain Ending     Registration Term
.co.uk, .me.uk, .org.uk     2 years
.com, .net, .info, .org, .biz     up to 5 years

You can always renew your domain name(s) before they expire

Buy Your Ideal Domain Name

Once you confirm that that you want to buy a domain name we will register it for you straight away.  However, it can take up to 48 hours for the domain information to transmit across the internet.

Our pricing structure is simple and straightforward. There are no hidden charges, the price includes all registration fees and is charged annually.

You can manage your domain name yourself by using our web based control panel. You can amend contact details and name server settings as well as transfer your domain name to another registrar at the click of a mouse.

More Information

For further information about registering your domain names please contact us.