Domain name is an easy-to-remember address that can be translated by DNS into server's IP address. Domain names are hierarchical. Domain's suffix indicates which TLD (top level domain) it belongs to, for example .com, .gov, .org, .net, or .jp. Recently ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) added several new TLDs, like .biz, .pro., and .museum.
Yes, any domain registered with any registrar may be transferred to any other registrar.
The registrar will usually take five to ten days to review and validate the request. once it has been validated and put into action, it will take a couple of days for the change to filter through the internet.
Technically speaking a domain name is an alias for a numeric code. The numeric code is called an IP address. The format of an IP address is written as four numbers separated by periods, where each number can be from zero to 255. For example, 126.96.36.199 could be an IP address.
Why Do I Need a Domain Name?
Domain names are registered for a variety of reasons. Some build a web site right away, or buy a name to build a site later, while others purchase domain names in order to protect a company name or trademark, and some register a domain name so they can have personalized email addresses.
Where Can I Get a Domain Name?
You can get your own domain name by paying as little as $8.95 a year for registration with ICANN approved sites such as Go Daddy. You can find out if the name you want is still available by using the free search tool on the sites.
We recommend GoDaddy, DirectNIC or RegisterFly - or getting a domain name free with hosting at iPowerWeb.
Your domain name can only be registered if it is made-up of the following:
- Letters (a to z),
- Numbers (O to 9) and
- Dashes or hyphens (-) though not at the beginning or end of the name.
- A minimum of 3 and a maximum of 63 characters for .co.uk & .org.uk addresses. Two character domain names are only accepted if one is a number and one a letter.
- A minimum of 2 with a maximum of 67 characters for .com, .org & .net addresses.