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Domain Registration

One of the essentials you need in order to establish a web portal is a domain name. This is the URL your web page visitors will write in their browsers to view your site and it is amongst the things they will recognize you by. This is the reason why you should go for a domain name that is good and descriptive, but it should also be easy to recall.

Registries - The Actual Domain Caterers

Each domain name extension, or TLD (Top-Level Domain), is operated by a Registry. This is the top-level institution that administers all domain name registrations and designates the prerequisites for a given top-level domain name. Different domain name Registrars function under the Registry. These are accredited suppliers that furnish the concrete domain name registration service, take care of any additional registration rules and bill the end clients.

Generic or ccTLDs?

When choosing a domain name, you should reflect upon its TLD. Whether it will be a generic Top-Level Domain like .com, .info, .biz, or a ccTLD such as .ca, .co.uk or .co.nz, is determined by the target audience and on the intention of your web portal, but also on your desire, so when you are looking for a domain registration company where you can register your domain, make sure that you choose one with a huge choice of domain extensions. In this way, you can be sure that you will make the best possible choice and if you register a bunch of domain names for your personal or company web page, they all will be in one single location, not disseminated among many different domain registration companies.

Registrants - The Authentic Domain Name Proprietors

When you register a domain, you become the domain Registrant, or its possessor. You can mention a different person as the Administrative or Technical Contact for the domain name if someone else administers your web portal, which will allow you to attend exclusively to topics concerning the ownership or some payment issues.

Domain Registration Intervals: 1 to 10 Yrs

Most domain names are registered for a term of one to ten years, but some given Top-Level Domains can be registered for at least two years, or for no more than 5, for instance. You can also transfer your domain between different domain registrars and once again, different top-level domain names have different rules for that. Before you register your domain, it is worthwhile to become acquainted with what particular criteria there are for the particular TLD that you've elected. A good illustration is the domain name registration chart at 'Lonex Web Hosting' where you can take a look at quite an extensive list of supported domain extensions and important information as to the transfer and pre-registration criteria entailed, as well as the registration term for some of the more specific top-level domain names.

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

Always be sure to see the renewal procedure specifications before your domain registration ends. Certain domain names cannot be registered again after they run out, and for others you have one month after the expiry date to register them again. The general practice is that when a domain expires, it is either canceled after some time, or the domain name registration company takes over possession of the domain if you, the possessor, have not displayed any interest in renewing it. For this reason you should constantly check the expiration date of your domain names or you will jeopardize losing them. For certain TLDs such as .com or .net, you have 30 days after the expiration date, while with others, like .eu - you forfeit the domain name once it runs out and you need to wait 30 to 45 days before you can re-register it.

Half-Priced Site Hosting Solutions

With 'Lonex Web Hosting', you can register or transfer your domain names, modify their contact information, and get prompt notices so that you will not skip the re-registration deadline. If you elect to purchase a Moodle hosting package as well, you even obtain a free domain name or a charge-free transfer.