Domain registration services for Dummies

What is a domian name

Domain registration services for Dummies

Domain refer to a unique identity used for accessing your website through the web browser.

Usually domain name points to the hosting server ip hence render the website after access.

Domain usually has two parts the domain name part and the extension part.

Domain – domain name part

.com – extension part

Domain part should be the name of your organization or the name of the website.

.com – is the domain ending that is supposed to tell more about the organization or the website in terms of the location, type of the organization.

Examples of extensions include:

.com – global extension for commercial entities

.net – global extension for networks

.org – global extension for nonprofit entities – UK based commercial entities – Nigeria based commercial entities – Kenya based nonprofit entities

.cloud – global extension for cloud computing entities

To have a website available online for members of the public therefore, one need a web hosting account and a domain name.

Both domain name and hosting service are purchased and renewed on yearly basis.

Qualities of a good domain name

  • Short
  • Memorable
  • Representative of the organization
  • Unique

Other notable points on a domain name

You can have several domain names – same domain name part but different domain name extensions.

  • com
  • ng
  • nl

Safeguard your brand name by registering your domain name in several domain name extensions.


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