The number of domain registrations worldwide has 354.0 million domain name registrations
Domain names are a key part of the Internet infrastructure. They provide a human-readable address for any web server available on the Internet.
A domain name represents your address on the Internet, Also called a URL. It is a written phrase that contains several components separated by a period (dot). Internet computers that track and locate each domain name actually use numeric addresses (e.g. 184.108.40.206), so that within the system each domain name has a numeric equivalent. You don't have to worry about this since Domain Name Servers (DNS) take care of the matching. However, this is why each domain must be assigned to a functioning Domain Name Servers.
Anyone trying to establish a presence on the Internet should register a domain name. Domains can be brands, trademarks, service marks, company names, products, services, family names, your name, organizations, interests, etc.
Like any trade name, logo, or brand name, your domain name represents a part of your business identity. Something customers and business associates can recognize, remember, and positively associate with your services or products. Registering your domain will at very least prevent someone else from registering and using it. With your own domain name, access to the World Wide Web becomes a simple matter of entering YourName.com. No one has to write it down, they remember it. Similarly, every email message can affirm your name as your address becomes: YourName@YourName.com Simple, elegant, and much more effective than: email@example.com
Providing you are not taking some other company's trademark or otherwise infringing on their legal rights, You, the applicant, are the owner of the domain name. RSH Web Services acts as a service agency only and has no interests in or claims on the name. The owner (known as the Administrative Contact) has full authority and responsibility for the domain name and its use.
Each registrar has the flexibility to offer initial and renewal registrations in one-year increments, provided that the maximum remaining unexpired term shall not exceed nine years.
No. Some registrars may offer hosting services or include them as part of a package when you register the domain, but you are not required to use their services. If they try to force you to, I would recommend going someplace else.
The answer is Yes. But depending on whether you have the proper expertise and equipment. The rules and format for domain registration are quite specific and certainly complex in all their permutations. With enough attention, you could learn the procedures by yourself. However, the main stumbling block to registering for most people is the requirement that you must have name server computers set up to respond to the domain name for routing. This refers to the Domain Name Servers (DNS) located all over the Internet, which perform the translation back and forth between domain names and their numeric equivalents, called IP (Internet Protocol) addresses. Without this equipment and capability, the domain name will not be registered.
A Domain name has two parts, with the top level domain indicating the broad category of an organization. For example, names ending in .COM are normally assigned to commercial, .NET normally for general websites, names ending in .ORG are assigned to non-profit organizations. Second level domains represent your specific name, i.e.: YourName. Example being the rshweb in our domain name would represent the second level portion of a domain name. The total length of the two-part domain name may be up to 67 characters (including the .com). The only characters allowed in a domain name are letters, digits (numerals) and the dash (-). A domain name can not begin or end with a dash. Capitalization (lower or upper cases) is ignored.
You should pick a domain name you are comfortable with as your online identity. Whether it is .com, .net, .info or .org, they all work equally well, but .com names are the most popular. It is not uncommon for businesses to register multiple names and variations of desired names (brands, trademarks, service marks) and for Sports, Restaurant, Financial related websites.
Yes. Many large companies, particularly in the communications and entertainment industries, hold registrations for many domain names covering various trademarks, trade names, or simply variants on their company names.
Computers identify each other with numbers rather than words. Each domain name is therefore assigned a numeric equivalent, called an IP (Internet Protocol) address, which might look something like this: 220.127.116.11 - DNS (the Domain Name System) is a set of distributed databases containing these numeric equivalents and their corresponding domain names. DNS has servers located all over the Internet which perform the translation between names and numbers for other computers. This arrangement allows users to invoke an easy-to-remember name (yourname.com) rather than a difficult string of numbers when seeking out a site on the Internet. For example, you may type in either our domain name rshweb.com or our IP numbers 18.104.22.168" into your browser to get to our website.
Two character extensions are called country codes and are used for country code designation. They work the same as the .com .net .info .org. There are some 275 or so country codes for nations and territories around the world.
Please contact your registrar for more information, or visit the Registry websites listed below.
The .aero, .coop, and .museum TLDs are sponsored TLDs and are designed for use within a specified community. Registration for these domains have been developed by the sponsor and the community. For more information, contact your registrar or visit the sponsor sites listed below.
No, I.C.A.N.N. opened the market to offer the same registrar services as Network Solutions (Verisign). (commonly confused as InterNIC) This marks a new era of competition in domain name registration services, as you now have a choice of registrars to use. Whether you are an end user or an Internet company such as a web host provider who does this for your clients.