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Frequently Asked Questions

Domain names can be registered through companies that are known as “registrars”. These companies essentially submit your registration information, including contact information, technical information and more – to a registry. By doing so, it allows others on the internet access to the registration information of a certain website.
When we register a domain name, it is actually quite different from a website or URL (also known as a Uniform Resource Locator). Just because you have first registered a domain name, that you have a website – however, this is not the case. A domain name can be thought of as a street address for your building or business. Once you have this basic domain name, you can then implement other web services to get your website underway, such as hosting, email, and more. This will allow others to access your website.
  • The .biz domain, operated by NeuStar, Inc., is restricted to businesses.
  • The .com domain, operated by VeriSign, Inc., is a generic top-level domain originally intended for commercial businesses around the world.
  • The .info domain, operated by Afilias Limited, is an unrestricted domain for websites containing information about you, your organization, your products or any other information you'd like to make available to a global audience.
  • The .name domain, operated by VeriSign, Inc., is reserved for individuals.
  • The .net domain, operated by VeriSign, Inc., is a generic top-level domain used by many types of organizations and individuals globally; it was historically intended for and is still commonly used by Internet service providers.
  • The .org domain, operated by Public Interest Registry, is unrestricted, but was intended to serve the noncommercial community.
  • The .pro domain, operated by Afilias plc, is restricted to certified professionals and related entities.
Each part of the domain name is a precious piece of information that’s used to identify the website in question. So, different segments of the domain help browsers to locate the web page. Even though top-level domains and second-level domains might sound like they mark different types of domains in terms of quality, this has absolutely nothing to do with it. A top-level domain represents the last segment of the domain name. So, it’s everything located after the final dot in the internet address. It’s also referred to as “domain extension”. Top-level domains include .com, .net, .me, .info, .org, and many more. A second-level domain complements the top-level domain. It is a part of the domain name located left of the final dot. So, if you look at the example of “”, .com is the top-level domain, while “google” is the second-level domain. It’s that simple.
A non-profit organization called Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is responsible for DNS management, IP address allocation, and managing databases related to namespaces – these are all in accordance with the highest security standards available today.
WHOIS is a query and response protocol that provides information about the domain holder, the date of registration and expiration, whether or not the domain name is available, etc. You can check WHOIS information by searching for an available domain name on our homepage, let’s see how it works. In case the domain already exists, you’ll be able to see the WHOIS information below.
Once you have decided upon the name and extension of your domain. The process of registration is simply at this point within a few easy steps.
  • Check if your domain name is available by searching through our expansive database of options.
  • When you identify that your domain name is available, you can now follow all steps to purchasing it – and properly registering it online.
  • Think about future information that will be required such as hosting, email and more.
Unfortunately, while we have come to know the process as buying a domain, the fact is that we are essentially just renting it year over year – as you cant actually buy one for life. However, there are certain options you can look into that will allow you to purchase multiple years at a time, or other methods that allow you to save money on annual renewal costs.