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
names. At first only Register.com was approved to register top-level
domain names (TLDs) like .com, .net, .org, .edu and .gov
names, but now more companies are approved registrars and there
How much is my Domain Name worth?
Pricing is very subjective, but there are some general guidelines:
easy to remember, spell and pronounce, commercially applicable,
names are the most valuable, followed by .net for technical Internet
How do I get a domain name?
You may search and register a domain name here. Once your name
registered, you may keep it, sell it or move it to any domain
What is involved in registering a domain name in .Com, .Net
To register a domain name, you will be asked to provide various
information that makes up the registration record. The Registrar
keep records of the contact information and submit the technical
information to a central directory known as the "Registry."
provides other computers on the Internet the information necessary
send you e-mail or to find your web site. You will also be required
enter a registration contract with the Registrar, which sets forth
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
detail here. In summary, the seller will complete a Registrant
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
the RNCA and send it to Register.com who will update the Internic
How much does it cost?
Registration costs vary with the ICANN registrar with whom you
your name. Domains Business charges $35/year for the name
registration of .com, .net and .org domain names. Some registrars
charge an additional registration fee. IndustrialDomains does not
charge any additional fees. We link you directly to an accredited
Registration costs for other country domain names (e.g.: .ws
stood for Western Samoa but know referred to as WebSite), .uk,
are controlled by each country and often exceed the Internic registration
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
enter it in your browser and see if it brings up a website by
If so, then the name is not available, but if no website is found,
name may still be taken.