Choosing the Perfect Domain Name

How to Choose the Perfect Domain Name

Regardless of the reason you want to have a website, choosing your domain name is one of the most important decisions in the whole process. It’s even more significant if you plan to do offline promotion as well. If you don’t care about branding and building a readership, you can choose any domain. But getting people to remember your domain name and typing it in their browser’s address bar, you should think twice before jumping on the first name that comes to your mind. Read more

Understanding the Domain Name System

Understanding the Domain Name System

Let’s say you want a domain name — for the purpose of this explanation, we’ll use adomain.com.

Let’s break down what a domain name is first. And to do that, we’ll need to break down and define what a URL is.

URL is an acronym for Uniform Resource Locator, which in layman’s terms, means an internet address. Read more

Protect your Domain Registration

Protect your Domain Registration

We often get frantic support calls like, “HELP! My web site is completely down!!!” We do a little checking and discover that the web site’s fine, but the problem is that the domain name registration has expired, so the registration agency has disabled the nameserver lookup. In some cases, the registration expired so long ago that the registration has been completely deleted (and in one case, re-registered by a porn site.) This underscores the importance of checking your web site frequently even if you haven’t made any changes to it lately. We do not monitor the status of your domain name registration. Read more