Among the requirements you need in order to own a site is a domain. This is the Internet address your visitors will write in their web browsers to explore your web page and it is one of the features they will recognize you by. That is the reason why you should opt for a domain that is good and explanatory, but it should also be simple to remember.
Registries - The Actual Domain Suppliers
Each domain extension, or TLD (top-level domain name), is supervised by a Registry. This is the top-level institution that handles all domain registrations and defines the criteria for a given top-level domain name. A number of domain Registrars work under the Registry. These are certified firms that offer the actual domain registration service, handle any additional registration rules and bill the end users.
Generic or Country Code Top-Level Domain Names?
When choosing a domain name, you should ponder on its TLD. Whether it will be a generic TLD such as .com, .info, .name, or a country code top-level domain name like .de, .se or .jp, is dependent on the target visitors and on the purpose of your blog, but also on your desire, so when you are seeking a domain registration company where you can register your domain name, make sure that you opt for one with a vast choice of domain extensions. Thus, you can be positive that you will make the very best pick and if you register a couple of domain names for your family-oriented or business portal, they all will be in one single location, not flung across numerous separate registrars.
Registrants - The Authentic Domain Holders
When you register a domain, you become the domain name Registrant, or its owner. You can designate another person as the Administrative or Technical Contact for the domain name if someone else manages your web portal, which will allow you to attend solely to subjects concerning the ownership or some payment issues.
Domain Registration Terms: One to Ten Yrs
Most domains are registered for a period of one to ten yrs, but certain specific TLDs can be registered for no less than two years, or for no more than 5, for instance. You can also transfer your domain name between different companies and once again, different TLDs involve different preconditions for that. Before you register your domain, it is wise to study what specific preconditions there are for the concrete TLD that you've selected. An appropriate illustration is the domain names table at our website where you can take a glimpse at quite an extensive selection of supported domain name extensions and exhaustive info as regards the transfer and pre-registration rules imposed, as well as the registration period for some of the more specific TLDs.
Redemption Grace Periods (RGP): Thirty to Forty Five Days
Always make sure to learn about the re-registration process specifications before your domain registration ends. Some domains cannot be renewed after they run out, and for others you have 1 mo. after the expiry date to renew them. The common practice is that when a domain runs out, it is either removed after a given period, or the registrar acquires ownership of the domain name if you, the owner, have not exhibited any intention of registering it again. This is the reason why you should always keep track of the expiration date of your domain names or you will risk losing them. For certain TLDs such as .com or .net, you have 30 days after the expiration date, whereas with others, such as .eu - you lose ownership of the domain name as soon as it runs out and you must wait 30 to 45 days before you can register it again.
Reasonably Priced Hosting Plans
With us at Mid Georgia Hosting, you can register or transfer your domain, alter their contact info, and obtain timely reminders so that you will not miss the re-registration period. If you decide to buy a dedicated server hosting package too, you even obtain a cheap domain registration.