Frequently asked Questions - Domain Names

A domain name is the address for your website. Your web address is how your customers can find your website on the internet. Websites are hosted on a web server. Domain names are what connects a website to a server. Every domain has to be unique so that the web server knows where to point the user to.

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Domain names are made up of the domain extension or TLD (top-level domain) and the customer defined domain part (the ‘example’ part of ‘example.com’). When someone tries to access your website by typing in ‘example.com’ the DNS server will locate its IP address by first going to the group of .com domains, and then searching for the .com domain labelled ‘example’ to find your website.

If you want to add a blog or a shop to your website you can create a subdomain, e.g. shop.example.com or blog.example.com.

Domain extensions or TLDs are categorised into groups. The original gTLDs (generic top-level domains) included .com, .org, .net, and .gov, and over time the list was expanded to include ccTLDs (country code top-level domains) like .uk, as well as more specific geographic domains like .london, .wales and .scot.

The list of gTLDs has grown to include professional domain extensions like .photography, .restaurant and .shop, as well as new TLDs like .ninja, .lol and .love.

Different extensions suit different purposes. For example, if your website is aimed at a UK audience, it makes sense to choose a .co.uk domain. If you want your website to have international exposure, consider registering the same domain name with .eu and .com extensions. Securing your domains with as many available extensions as possible is the best way to reach the widest audience.

Prices for domain names can vary based on the extension. The most common domain extensions in use are .com (£27.00) and .co.uk (£21.00).

A domain can be registered for up to 10 years but unless otherwise requested domains are renewed every 12 months with renewal reminders being sent our two months beforehand.

Domain names can be made of up to 63 characters, and these characters can include the letters A-Z, numbers 0-9, and hyphens. However, hyphens cannot be the first or last character of your domain name. Domain names cannot include underscores, exclamation marks or any other characters. Domains names are not case sensitive.

It’s really easy to register domain names. All you have to do is check that your domain is available by using our domain name checker. Simply search for a domain name and if it’s available all you have to do is complete the short application and sign up with your payment details. It usually takes 24 hours for the name to be fully operational.

The standard mailbox size for a Domain Name is 1000MB (1GB). This can be increased to 2GB for £25.00/year and for each 2GB thereafter for an additional £12.00 / year up to a maximum of 10GB.

When you’ve got your domain there are a few options to create your website. You can use the Website Builder package which comes with the Control Panel if you upgrade your service to include web hosting, and create a website using drag-and-drop customisation on up to 100 themes. It’s the quick and easy way to build your business or personal website whatever your level of technical expertise.

Yes of course and there is no transfer fee for all .co.uk domains. Contact us for further information

Whenever you register a domain through any provider you have to provide contact details. These details are shown to anyone who wants to see them on the WHOIS database. This is so that people/customers can contact you if they want to. If you would rather keep these details private, consider the Domain Privacy option. Contact us for more information.

Whenever you register a domain through any provider you have to provide contact details. These details are shown to anyone who wants to see them on the WHOIS database. This is so that people/customers can contact you if they want to. If you would rather keep these details private, consider the Domain Privacy option. Contact us for more information.

Yes. Whether as an individual or as a business the name is registered using your name and contact details.

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