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Registering A Domain Name

by Gagandeep Dhaliwal
A domain name requires to be registered, if you want to use it online. Domain name registration is very important task in setting up your website online. It is pretty easy to register domain name.

A domain name registrar can help you register your domain name. The first thing you will have to do is to make a search and check if the specific domain name is available for you or not. If you find the domain name available, you will have to hire the services of a domain name registrar.

The domain name industry is regulated and overseen by ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). It also certifies the domain name registrars. There are numerous domain name registrars registering domain names, but you must choose the domain name registrar certified by ICANN. Some of the top ranked domain name registrars include Go Daddy, Network Solutions, eNom, Tucows, Melbourne IT, Schlund.de, Register.com, Wild West Domains (Part of Go Daddy), Moniker Online Services, and DomainDoorman. Domain registration via these domain registrars may cost you between $4 and $35.

Once you have chosen a domain name registrar, you will have to enter contact details and the name server for the domain. You will have to give an ownership/contact record for your domain. Private listing is better option, if you don’t want the details of your contacts be shown up. Private listing will cost you more, but it will save you from the spammers that look up domain information to contact the webmasters.

The next step for domain registration will be setting up name server and domain parking. The name server is the name or IP address of the server where your domain will be pointed to. The parking of a domain means that the domain requires a place for pointing. You will have to be careful of the domain registrars that charge extra fee for domain parking. You can park your domain free of cost.

After setting the name servers and right contact information, it will be necessary for you to lock your domain. After locking the domain, you will not be able to make changes to its contact information or to the settings of the name server, but it will prevent the others from registering the same domain name. You will have to unlock the status to make any changes.

About the Author

Mahesh Kumar is working as a Project Manager at GDTECHINDIA. The Company offers cheap domain names and offers promotional schemes for .info and .org domain names. There are various offers for Domain Name Resellers with Quality Hosting.
Tuesday, Mar 27th, 2007