A domain name is the name and address by which you are known online and it is the basis of your online identity. So it is essential to create the right domain name for your business. If you want your domain to function online, it is necessary to register it first. Once you registered a domain through registrars, no one can use that name. It is always advised to choose your domain name prior to start designing your website. When it comes to domain registration, there are several domain registrars available in the market who can provide excellent offers for you. Choose a good domain registrar and start registering your domain. At first, you will be asked few questions including your contact details, technical information regarding your domain name. All your details will be stored in the main directory called as the registry.
Then you need to sign a registration contract in which you have to accept the terms and conditions regarding the registration of the particular domain name you have purchased for your website. Domain registration is indeed a straightforward procedure but you need to take extra care while doing it. Never think that once you have purchased a domain name by registering with the service provider, it will belong to you for life time. You are only allowed to use that domain name for the particular period of time (say 2 years) that you have paid for it. Hence, it is very importang to purchase the domain names from a reliable service provider that can remind you in advance to renew the domain.
Domain industry experts Directi, Tucows and Namecheap announced yesterday that they have formed an alliance in order to work together to manage the .online registry. ICANN has received around 2,000 applications from prospective registries who want to manage their own TLDs as part of its New Generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) program. Therefore applicants for the same TLDs have starts to compete, negotiate and in certain cases, join forces to produce one winning bid. Directi is a $350m+ group of businesses provides various web products and services to millions of global users and it include ResellerClub, LogicBoxes, BigRock, Skenzo, Media.net and Radix Registry.
Tucows is a global Internet Services company who manages more than fourteen million domain names and millions of value-added services through a reseller network of more than 13,000 web hosts and ISPs. Namecheap is an ICANN accredited domain registrar based on Los Angeles with around 1 million clients and more than 3 million domain names under management. Each of the three companies has to bring significant capital to the table to establish and operate the .online registry. According to press release, Directi, Tucows and Namecheap combined reach more than 40 million small businesses and other hosting customers around the world.
“This partnership makes perfect sense for us and it makes perfect sense for .online registrants,” said Directi CEO & Founder, Bhavin Turakhia, Tucows CEO Elliot Noss and Namecheap CEO Richard Kirkendall at the exact same time, a powerful display of partnership and an impressive achievement considering the time zone differences. The CEOs continued, “Between the three of us and all our properties, we know we can deliver an outstanding .online experience to resellers and end users in every corner of the world.”
United Domains is a domain registrar based in Cambridge, Massachusetts and it offers more than 270 extensions worldwide. It is one of the leading domain registrars in Europe that mange more than 1.5 million domains for 250,000 customers. United Domains has announced the launch of Spanish-speaking version of their website. In order to help Spanish speakers worldwide tell their own stories, strengthen their own communities, and better represent the Spanish-speaking world online, United Domains has taken effort to launch this website.
“We are very happy with the Spanish version of UnitedDomains.com,” says Florian Huber, CEO of United Domains. “We are excited to provide a product that will help companies and individuals in the Spanish world build a unique online presence like never before.”United Domains provides more than 50 domain extensions comprising of country code top-level domains (ccTLDs) such as .MX (Mexico), .HM (Honduras), .LA (Latin America) along with generic top-level domains (gTLDs) including .COM, .NET and .ORG. It is very easy and affordable for anyone to boost their online presence with a domain of their very own at the prices as low as $1.90 USD per year.
United Domains is not just celebrating the connected world. The company presently has 1 million pre-registrations of more than 130 new generic top-level domains with their new gTLDs Pre-registration program. The new domains bring new opportunities to grow in an increasingly crowded digital world and the new gTLD Pre-Registration Program is free and non-binding and it includes .WEB, .HOTEL, .RADIO, .NYC and much more. Therefore, the customers can reserve domain names within the United Domains system in order to support them for successful registration once the extension is ready to go live.