A well picked Domain Name can prove to be
the key to your business success
Domain registration is your first step towards getting online.
It’s especially important if you are starting a virtual business as it’s both your company name and how people will find you.
You want something that's unique, but still reflects your businesses personality. Thankfully, with several top-level and country-code domain names to choose from, your options are virtually limitless. Picking the right registrar is also important, but we'll get to that later. First, you need to choose the type of domain name extension you want.
.com is the most commonly used top-level domain extension on the Internet, but it's far from the only option, especially depending on the type of site you're creating. Many others exist, however. These other six TLDs were part of the original Internet specifications for domain extensions: .edu .gov .int .mil .net .org
Charities and other non-profits tend to choose .ORG for their domain names. While it's not as well known as .COM, it (.ORG) was one of the original domain extensions on the Web and, being short for "organization," it's developed a reputation for being trustworthy. Other top-level domain extensions are even more specialized, to the point of being restricted to the average consumer, such as .EDU (education), .GOV (government) and .MIL (military).
Besides the TLD's listed above, the Internet also maintains domain extensions for each country to help organize Web sites within each nation. These extensions are named according to worldwide standard two-letter country codes similar to those used by the postal system. Examples of country code TLDs include:
.br (Brazil) - .ca (Canada) - .cn (mainland China) - .fr (France) - .in (India) - .jp (Japan) - .ru (Russian Federation)
In recent years, many new TLDs have been deployed on the Internet. Some of these are intended for broad use worldwide, while others are designed to serve special interest groups. Though not as popular as the original TLDs listed above, you may also encounter some of these newer domain extensions when browsing the Web:
.biz | .info | .jobs | .mobi | .name | .tel
Now that we've looked at just a few of the options available, it's time to think about where you want to register your domain name. As with any purchase, you want to buy from a company that provides excellent service and support, as well as an outstanding value at a reasonable price. GOZEN Host has earned its place as a leader in domain name registry by honoring those very principles.
Most importantly, we back all the product we sell – with friendly, expert support that's available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Anytime you have a question, day or night, there's someone here to help.
What ever you want to do with your domain — register it, promote it or sell it — GOZEN Host can help.
Information About Domain Names
Domain Name Registrants' Rights:
Your domain name registration and any privacy/proxy services you may use in conjunction with it must be subject to a Registration Agreement with an ICANN Accredited Registrar.