What Exactly is a Domain?

One of the things you demand in order to build an online portal is a domain name. This is the URL your visitors will type in their web browsers to explore your web portal and it is one of the things they will identify you with. That is the reason why you should go for a domain name that is good and explanatory, but it should also be simple to recollect.

Registries - The Real Domain Distributors

Each domain name extension, or TLD (Top-Level Domain), is controlled by a Registry. This is the top-level institution that handles all domain name registrations and determines the stipulations for each specific TLD. Various domain Registrars work under the Registry. These are authorized companies that offer the very domain registration service, take care of any supplementary registration rules and charge the end users.

Generic or ccTLDs?

When selecting a domain name, you should mull over its TLD. Whether it will be a generic TLD such as .com, .net, .org, or a ccTLD like .us, .es or .co.nz, is dependent on the target visitors and on the function of your weblog, but also on your desire, so when you are searching for a domain name registration company where you can register your domain, make sure that you elect one with a big array of domain extensions. Thus, you can be positive that you will make the best choice and if you register a number of domains for your private or company site, they all will be in one location, not dispersed among numerous separate domain registrars.

Registrants - The Authentic Domain Name Owners

When you register a domain name, you become the domain name Registrant, or its possessor. You can list a different individual as the Administrative or Technical Contact for the domain name if somebody else takes care of your website, which will allow you to attend only to things regarding the ownership or specific payment issues.

Domains Registration Periods: One to Ten Years

The majority of domains are registered for a term of one to ten yrs, but certain given TLDs can be registered for at least two yrs, or for no more than 5, for instance. You can also transfer your domain name between different domain registrars and again, different top-level domain names involve different prerequisites for that. Before you register your domain, it is worthwhile to verify what given stipulations there are for the particular TLD that you've decided on. A good example is the domains chart at NTChosting where you can have a gaze at quite a broad assortment of available domain name extensions and important information regarding the transfer and pre-registration criteria associated, as well as the registration period for some of the more specific Top-Level Domains.

Redemption Grace Periods (RGP): Thirty to Forty Five Days

Always make sure to take a look at the re-registration procedure details before your domain name registration ends. Specific domains cannot be re-registered after they run out, and for others you have one mo. after the expiration date to re-register them. The common rule is that when a domain runs out, it is either terminated after a specific time, or the registrar acquires possession of the domain name provided that you, the possessor, have not displayed any intention of re-registering it. Hence you should always keep an eye on the expiry date of your domain names or you will risk forfeiting them. For some top-level domain names such as .com or .net, you have thirty days after the expiry date, whereas with others, like .eu - you lose the domain name the moment it expires and you need to wait 30 to 45 days before you can re-register it.

Inexpensive Web Space Hosting Accounts

With NTChosting, you can register or transfer your domain names, administer their contact info, and get well-timed notices so that you will not skip the re-registration deadline. If you choose to buy a WordPress hosting account too, you even obtain a free domain name or a free-of-cost transfer.

Universal TLDs 1-year 2-years 10-years with Hosting
.COM (Commercial) $11.00 USD $22.00 USD $110.00 USD
.NET (Network) $11.00 USD $22.00 USD $110.00 USD
.BIZ (Business) $11.45 USD $22.90 USD $114.50 USD
.ORG (Non-Commercial) $11.00 USD $22.00 USD $110.00 USD
.INFO (Information) $12.00 USD $24.00 USD $120.00 USD
Country Code TLDs 1-year 2-years 10-years Domain
with Hosting
.US (United States) $10.00 USD $20.00 USD $100.00 USD
.CA (Canada) $14.00 USD $28.00 USD $140.00 USD $14.00 USD
.COM.AU (Austraila) $24.00 USD $120.00 USD $24.00 USD
.EU (European Union) $7.00 USD $14.00 USD $70.00 USD
.CO.UK (United Kingdom) $15.00 USD $75.00 USD $15.00 USD