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Domain Names

Amongst the requisites you need in order to create a web portal is a domain. This is the URL your website visitors will write in their web browsers to explore your web portal and it is among the features they will associate you with. Hence you should opt for a domain name that is good and explanatory, but it should also be simple to recollect.

Registries - The Actual Domain Name Providers

Each domain name extension, or TLD (top-level domain name), is managed by a Registry. This is the top-level organization that oversees all domain registrations and prescribes the requirements for a given top-level domain name. A number of domain Registrars work under the Registry. These are authorized firms that deliver the very domain name registration service, are responsible for any additional registration rules and charge the end customers.

Generic or Country Code TLDs?

When selecting a domain name, you should think about its TLD. Whether it will be a generic top-level domain name like .com, .net, .org, or a ccTLD like .de, .es or .net.au, depends on the target visitors and on the aim of your web site, but also on your liking, so when you are searching for a domain name registrar where you can register your domain, make certain that you pick one with a large selection of domain name extensions. In this way, you can be positive that you will make the best pick and if you register a couple of domain names for your private or corporate website, they all will be in one single place, not disseminated across lots of different domain registrars.

Registrants - The True Domain Name Possessors

When you register a domain name, you become the domain Registrant, or its holder. You can specify a different individual as the Administrative or Technical Contact for the domain if somebody else administers your website, which will permit you to deal only with aspects regarding the ownership or particular payment matters.

Domain Name Registration Intervals: 1 to 10 Years

Most domains are registered for a term of one to ten yrs, but some given Top-Level Domains can be registered for no less than 2 yrs, or for no more than 5, for instance. You can also transfer your domain between different registrars and again, different Top-Level Domains involve different rules for that. Prior to registering your domain, it is appropriate to get familiar with what specific prerequisites there are for the specific Top-Level Domain that you've settled on. A suitable example is the domain name table at Lonex Hosting where you can have a gaze at quite a big collection of available domain name extensions and thorough info in relation to the transfer and pre-registration preconditions imposed, as well as the registration period for some of the more peculiar Top-Level Domains.

Redemption Grace Periods (RGP): Thirty to Forty Five Days

Always make sure to take a peek at the renewal process details before your domain registration runs out. Given domains cannot be registered again after they expire, and for others you have one mo. after the expiration date to re-register them. The common scenario is that when a domain name runs out, it is either canceled after a certain time, or the domain registrar takes over ownership of the domain in case that you, the holder, have not exhibited any interest in registering it again. That is the reason why you should constantly keep an eye on the expiration date of your domains or you will risk losing them. For particular top-level domain names like .com or .net, you have 30 days after the expiration date, whereas with others, like .eu - you forfeit proprietorship of the domain once it expires and you have to wait 30 to 45 days before you can re-register it.

Cut-Price Webspace Hosting Plans

With Lonex Hosting, you can register or transfer your domain names, modify their contact info, and receive timely reminders so that you will not miss the renewal period. If you elect to order a Moodle web hosting package as well, you even get a free domain name registration or a cost-free transfer.