is a Domain Name?
A: domain name identifies one or more
IP addresses. For example, the domain name hostsearch.com represents
certain IP addresses. The domain names are used in URL to identify
particular Web pages. For example, in the URL http://www.hostsearch.com,
the domain name is "hostsearch.com". Once the domain name is registered
to a person or company, it is that person's to use exclusively as
long as they continue to pay the yearly renewal fee.
do I choose a good domain name?
A: A domain name is an extension of your
previous business or a simple way of identifying your new business,
either way. There are certain items you need to be aware of. Make
sure that the name coincides with your identity and is something easy
to remember and can be easily related to your company or the products/services
of your company.
do I get a domain name?
A: You must purchase a domain name from
a Domain Name Registrar and it is highly advisable that you purchase
it from an ICAAN registered Domain Name Regsitrar.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned
Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a technical coordination body for the
Internet. Created in October 1998 by a broad coalition of the Internet's
business, technical, academic, and user communities, ICANN is assuming
responsibility for a set of technical functions previously performed
under U.S. government contract by IANA
and other groups.
coordinates the assignment of the following identifiers that must
be globally unique for the Internet to function:
- Internet domain names
- IP address numbers
- protocol parameter and port numbers
much should a domain name registration service cost?
A: The cost to register a Domain Name
can vary from Domain Name Registrar to Domain Name Regsitrar depending
on the additional services they provide in conjunction with the purchase
of a Domain Name. For example, Network Solutions is charging $35 /
year for a domain name.
additional services can I get when I register a domain name?
Actually, it depends on each company's
plan. However, possible services can be
- Email Forwarding
- Website Forwarding
- Under Construction Page
- Sample Page
should I do after registering my domain name?
A: After registering, you have to find
a web host and create the account with them for the domain name that
you registered for. Then, upload your html files if you have any.
After that you have to return to your domain name registrar with your
Web host's DNS server primary and secondary host names. Remove the
old ones and add the new ones. Finally wait up to 72 hours for all
this updating to circulate throughout the Internet. You should now
be able to receive e-mail and page hits.
much does a domain name cost?
A: InterNIC charges a $70 fee for every
new domain name registration. This entitles you to use the domain
name for two years. After that, it will cost $35 per year to renew.
The person who registers the name is responsible for paying the fee.
Web hosting fees are separate.
do I pay for the domain name?
A: InterNIC usually sends the invoice
directly to you. You can pay for it by credit card, check, or money
A: InterNIC is a registered service mark
of the U.S. Department of Commerce. It is licensed to the Internet
Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).