Domain name search, registration and renewals.
A domain name is an online address and makes it easier to remember than a set of numbers. For example, www.example.com is easier to remember than 10.120.30.140:80.
You pick a domain name, pay a fee and then you own it for a period of time and no-one else can register that same name. At the end of the period, you get first option to renew the registration by paying a similar fee again. If you do not renew, the domain name will become available for anyone else to purchase on a first-come-first-served basis. You will continue to own and be able to use that domain name until you decide not to renew.
When choosing a domain name, you need the name itself and the suffix (top level domain or extension). Some of the more popular Top Level Domains and their intended purpose are:
The intended purpose has mostly been forgotten over time as domain names run out people and businesses use whatever name they can buy to suit their own purpose. The TLD is also largely irrelevant to search engines who base their categorisation on the websites content rather than the original purpose.
You can check to see if a domain is available here.
If you wish to find out more you can navigate around this site or if you still have questions then please use the form on the contact page.