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Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is a domain name?

A domain name is a unique name given to each website on the Internet in order to remember it easily and allow other computers to find it easily. Without a domain name (i.e. IndustrialDomains.com) , Internet users around the world won't be able to find your website.

A domain name can be any name you wish, but:

The only characters allowed are letters, digits and the dash (-). A domain name cannot begin or end with a dash. Spaces are not allowed. You may want to use the dash (-) instead. A domain name can be up to 63 characters long, but short names are easier to remember than long names. (www. is NOT part of a domain name. It only identifies a Web Site using that domain name.)

What does it mean to "register" a domain name?

The Internet Domain Name System (DNS) consists of a directory, organized hierarchically, of all the domain names and their corresponding computers registered to particular companies and persons using the Internet. When you register a domain name, it will be associated with the computer on the Internet you designate (DNS information) during the period the registration is in effect.

What is a Registrar?

A registrar is a company which has been approved to register domain names. At first only Register.com was approved to register top-level domain names (TLD’s) like .com, .net, .org, .edu and .gov domain names, but now more companies are approved registrars and there are more TLD’s.

How much is my Domain Name worth?

Pricing is very subjective, but there are some general guidelines: Short, easy to remember, spell and pronounce, commercially applicable, .com names are the most valuable, followed by .net for technical Internet service applications.

How do I get a domain name?

You may search and register a domain name here. Once your name is registered, you may keep it, sell it or move it to any domain server of your choice.

What is involved in registering a domain name in .Com, .Net or .Org?

To register a domain name, you will be asked to provide various Contact information that makes up the registration record. The Registrar will then keep records of the contact information and submit the technical information to a central directory known as the "Registry." This Registry provides other computers on the Internet the information necessary to send you e-mail or to find your web site. You will also be required to enter a registration contract with the Registrar, which sets forth the terms under which your registration is accepted and will be maintained.

How do I transfer a domain name?

There are several steps to the transfer process which are explained in detail here. In summary, the seller will complete a Registrant Name Change Agreement (RNCA), have it notarised and forwarded to IndustrialDomains. Upon receipt of this form, we will release payment to the seller, and send the RNCA to the buyer. The buyer will complete the RNCA and send it to Register.com who will update the Internic database.

How much does it cost?

Registration costs vary with the ICANN registrar with whom you register your name. Domains Business charges $35/year for the name registration of .com, .net and .org domain names. Some registrars also charge an additional registration fee. IndustrialDomains does not charge any additional fees. We link you directly to an accredited domain registrar:

Registration costs for other country domain names (e.g.: .ws (originally stood for Western Samoa but know referred to as WebSite), .uk, etc.) are controlled by each country and often exceed the Internic registration costs.

How long does a registration last? Can it be renewed?

Currently, the initial registration period is two years. Existing registrations can be renewed one to ten years at a time.

What domain names are available?

It's difficult to say: over 100,000 domain names are being registered each month!! If you have a name you would like to register, you may enter it in your browser and see if it brings up a website by that name. If so, then the name is not available, but if no website is found, the name may still be taken.

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