About Domain Name
A simple explanation of domain name is: it is an identification label in the internet to locate a certain page or pages (website) in the worldwide web.
It is also a trademark of a company in the internet realm. Any user of the internet is able to locate your website or web pages through search engines if they know your company’s name, product or service name. If you have not protected your name, you will loose this connection with your potential customers or in a worst situation hijacked by a competitor who had registered your name to himself.
To help you understand some of the terms used in Domain Name world, here is some simple explanation:-
DNS: The Domain Name System (DNS) is a naming system for computers, services, or any resource connected to the Internet or a private network. It links information with domain names assigned to each of the participants registered with the system.
LD : The first-level set of domain names are the top-level domains (TLD)
gTLD : generic top-level domains (gTLDs). The core group of generic top-level domains consists of the com, info, net, biz and org domains. In addition, the domains asia, travel, and pro are also considered generic, however, these are designated with some restrictions, because registrations require proof of eligibility within the guidelines set for each.
ccTLD : country code top-level domains (ccTLDs). generally used or reserved for a country (a sovereign state or a dependent territory).
Registrars : A domain name registrar is an organization or commercial entity, accredited by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) or by a national country code top-level domain (ccTLD) authority, to manage the reservation of Internet domain names in accordance with the guidelines of the designated domain name registries and offer such services to the public.
URL s: In computing, a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) specifies where an identified resource (web page or pages) is available and the mechanism for retrieving it.
Hostnames : A hostname is the unique name by which a network-attached device (which could consist of a computer, file server, network storage device, fax machine, copier, cable modem, etc.) is known on a network. The hostname is used to identify a particular host in various forms of electronic communication such as the World Wide Web, e-mail or Usenet.
Name Serve r: In computing, a name server (also spelled nameserver) consists of a program or computer server that implements a name-service protocol. It maps a human-recognizable identifier to a system-internal, often numeric, identification or addressing component.
- First, check the availability of your desired domain name(s).
- Choose the available domain name(s) and select the additional services. Eg, hosting, webdesign, whois privacy...etc (optional)
- Login to you account, or register one for free.
- Accepted payment modes are via Visa, Mastercard, Paypal.
- You might consider more than one domain name.
- You might consider to register more than one domain names as multiple domains names is great for building your business and can help you create a dynamic online identity.
- Following are advantages of having multiple domain names
- Keep your competitiveness by registering a domain name that draws customers to you instead of your competitor.
- Promote the different products and services you offer.
- Drive more traffic to your Web site.
- Enjoy more opportunities to market to — and be listed in — search engines.
- Provide customers more ways to find you when searching the Internet. (Eg, www.cctldbox.com , www.cctldbox.net, www.cctldbox.com.sg)
- Capture common misspellings of your domain name, instead of sending visitors to an error page. (Eg, www.cctldbox.com , misspelled version - www.cctlbox.com)
- Protect your brand and online identity from those who may have unsavory purposes.
- A Back-Order is a request to get a domain, which is currently registered. This means that when the particular domain name is not renewed in time, it will be deleted and when it is on the free market again we try and grab it for you.
- Owners of the domain name(s) who forgotten to renew their domain name(s) in time can also apply for a Domain Back Order.
We possess a wealth of experience in tackling domain names abuse e.g. names registered in bad faith, or with the aim of extracting money from brand owners, or just simply having a website which could be detrimental to your company's image.
On your behalf, our Domain Experts compel alleged infringers to relinquish the domain names, by for example, using ICANN's dispute resolution policy (UDRP) which is an accelerated and cost-effective legal procedure to recover domain names by brand owners from "bad-faith" registrants. We deliver a complete investigative report and offer recommendations on how to recover your domain name in the best and quickest possible way.