Why should I register a domain name?
Imagine you have NO name. How would your friends, relatives and business partners identify you although you are physically present? It's the same on web if you or your business would like to be identified uniquely on the web. All computers (or servers where your websites are hosted) are usually assigned a unique IP address by the ISPs. Since, it would be a sin to ask your customers, friends and relatives to remember the IP address (ex: 184.108.40.206), it is always a better idea to register a domain name (ex: www.tesco.co.uk) which will also grow your brand image. After all, it is usually a very inexpensive service costing you lesser than €10 per annum usually for most of the domain names in the world.
There are three big reasons for registering your own domain name NOW:
So it's never a bad idea to register your own domain name right now to promote your web presence.
How does a domain name work?
Domain names are simply host names that provide easy-to-remember names for numerical IP address. They also pave way to move your services (websites, emails or any other online services) to move to a different Internet location. Your customers, partners and others will never need to worry about such hassles if you provide them with a standard domain name. All these transfers will happen in the backend if you register and promote your domain name rather than a raw numerical IP address. You can use our simple Control Panel to indicate where your domain name must point on the Web. We are happy to do the rest on your behalf.
Err...what is the difference between a domain name, host name, web address, URL and an IP address?
Ok, let’s take an example www.qwikisoft.com
Domain Name : www.qwikisoft.com
Domain Names, as such, have no meaning. It is a stage when you have just registered a name with a domain name provider
Host Name :www.qwikisoft.com
Domain Name + IP address. It is a stage when your domain name is bound to a particular IP address
It’s simple. Host Name + Protocol. To be much simpler, it’s the string that you see on your browser’s address bar. Typical protocols, which you might come across, include HTTP, HTTPS and FTP
Web Address :http://www.qwikisoft.com/
It’s exactly same an URL
IP Address :220.127.116.11
It’s a numerical representation of your website instead of a domain name. Warning: IP Addresses will NOT work as you wish on “Shared Hosting” services unless your website is the default website of your hosting provider.
What are the rules for a domain name?
It is important for you to know some of the fundamental rules and regulations when naming your domain name. Some of the important terminologies and rules governing domain names include: