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The domain name is the identity of your website. It is a name that identifies your website among the crowd of websites on the network. The name should be unique and relevant to your business.

Domain registration is the method by which an individual or a company can purchase a website name and register it for use. After you register a domain name, it becomes yours to use for the time duration stated in the contract. The typical time period is 1 year. However, the time duration might vary based on the package you opt for. The contract must be renewed before the license to use it expires. If you do not do so, the license to use is revoked and the name is added back to the list of available domain names for use.

There is an international Domain Name Server (DNS) database. It is managed by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). It makes sure that the domain names that are registered are unique and that they direct to a unique Internet Protocol address. The IP address is the address of a particular website expressed by way of a string of numbers. It helps other computers using the network to find the required server host and domain.

How does the registration work?

It starts with choosing the right registrar. You have to register a domain via a registrar. Several companies offer domain name registration services. The price to register a domain varies based on the company you choose to work with and the services offered that is basic or premium. You also have the option to choose any web hosting company or a company that only specializes in registrations.

As much as considering the price is important, it is also crucial to choose a reputed registrar. It is preferable to go for one that both buys and sells names. Here you have to buy your domain name. The purchase process involves checking the availability for a particular name on the DNS database. There is a slot where you can enter the desired name and check its availability. You can also choose the hierarchy namely '.org, .com, .net, .name, .info or .biz'. If the domain name is available, you can go ahead and add it to your cart, enter personal and billing information and make the payment.

The registration process involves a step in between. In this step, you are required to provide necessary personal details and contact information. This information is used to kind of create a profile for you on the WHOIS database. It is made public. The sole purpose of making it public is that when anyone searches a particular name, it will show the company or individual's details against which the domain name has been registered. Hence, this information must be accurate. You have the option not to disclose contact information and request the cloud hosting service provider to act as a proxy and provide contact details on your behalf.

When you do purchase a domain name, make sure you have complete control over it. Also, enquire whether you are allowed to transfer it from one hosting service to another in future. Transferring a name entails a nominal fee.

If you are setting up a new website and are looking to purchase and register a domain name, it is time to get to us for a reliable web hosting services. We are the company for all your needs.

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