Common Domain Name Questions

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A Domain Name is your own unique identity. Any individual, business or organization planning to have an Internet presence should invest in a suitable quality domain name. Technically, a domain name is used for identifying and finding computers on the Internet. Since computers use Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, a series of numbers are used for identification purposes.

What is the benefit of a domain name?

A domain name would provides you or your business with a lot of exposure and facilities. It can give you personalized email addresses, a personal Web site allowing you to take advantage of all the Web has to offer, including e-commerce, advertising, global sales etc.

What are the different types of domains for?


gTLD domain names (global Top Level Domains): including names ending with .com, .org and .net (e.g. www.abouttimetoo.com) are traditionally thought of as US domains, however, are used globally to promote your business or organisation. UK domain names are any names ending with .co.uk, .uk, .org.uk, .me.uk, .plc.uk and .ltd.uk. UK and gTLD domain names have the same standing. gTLDs used to be perceived as the ‘standard’, but UK domain names are now held with the same regard.

Many domain types originally had specific intended uses, for example .org and .org.uk for organisations, .me.uk for personal domains, .com for companies, etc. This is not always adhered to now and is not enforced in any way and so you may generally choose a domain name for any purpose that you wish.

How can I buy a domain name?


You cannot actually buy a domain name for permanent ownership – you can only register a domain name for a set period of time. A few authorised companies around the world have taken the job of delegating domains names for use. The process of acquiring the use of a domain name is called ‘registering’ a domain.

How do I choose my domain name?


First of all you will need to decide what you need the domain name for, and then choose a relevant name. (e.g. companyname.com). Other things to consider are your target market, memorability (is it easy enough for your visitors to remember?) and suitability to get your message across. Other factors what determine a domains value include, length, are and trend desirability.

What services are included with a Domain Registration?


The domain name registration charge for your domain covers just that specific service it requires an actual registration process of your domain name with the corresponding registry.

You are able to manage your domain name(s) via our online client area to update the registrant contact details as well as nameservers and these changes take effect in realtime.

If you require e-mail facilities or DNS management for your domain, these are additional services that run independently to and are therefore not part of the domain registration itself and so will require a hosting account in order to make use of them.

A domain name shows you’re forward-thinking, indicates you’re part of the Digital Revolution and it implies that you’re up-to-date on emerging technologies. Securing a specialist domain from AboutTimeToo name might just put you ahead of your competitors.

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