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WHAT IS A DOMAIN NAME?
A domain name represents your "address" on the
Internet. It is a phrase containing several components separated by a period
Each domain name includes a "Top level" domain
(TLD) such as
the most familiar .COM, .NET, .ORG, and .EDU. While these were the most
four, over the years many more have been added which expanded
the list with "descriptive" Top levels such as
.attorney, .company, etc. These new domains are completely
equal in their functionality, and are regulated by the
same global domain authority: ICANN.
In an e-mail address, the domain name follows the @ symbol, so
that John or Jane Smith's address at one company might be: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF OWNING A DOMAIN NAME
Like any trade name, logo, or brand name, your domain
name represents a part of your business identity - something customers and business
associates can recognize, remember, and positively associate with your services or
products. Registering your domain name will at very least prevent someone else
from using it. More important, however, is that with your own use on the Web
or for Email it
becomes a constant positive reinforcement.
With your own domain name, access on the World Wide Web becomes
a simple matter of entering Yourname.com. No one has to write it down, they
Similarly, every Email message affirms your name as your address becomes
- simple, arresting, and much more effective than the generic email@example.com.
By doing business under your own domain name, a good service provider can offer you
multiple identities so that several different employees or family members
could use the same domain. address. They can also be forwarded to people outside your physical location.
Finally....ITS PORTABLE! If you've ever had to
change your service provider, or even move your physical business address, you know what
an incredible hassle it is to notify everyone of your new email address. Remember, that without your own domain
name, your Internet address is tied to that of your service provider.
Without your own domain, changing providers also means changing your Web address and probably
email address as well.
Are your ready to print new cards, brochures, etc., or contact all
your clients, suppliers, business associates, etc. of your new address?
And, every day the list of contacts gets longer. With your own domain you avoid all that,
with the assurance of a permanent Internet
address. You can change your service providers as often as you want, and your address
will always remain yourname.com.
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WHO OWNS THE DOMAIN NAME?
Providing you aren't taking someone else's trademark or
otherwise infringing on their legal rights, You, the registrant, become the owner of the
domain name. Our company acts as a service agency only and has no interests in or claims
on the domain name. The owner/administrative contact) has full
authority and responsibility for the domain name and its use.
For ICANN's Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy, click