Domains

Choosing your domain name

What is a domain name?

A domain name is a way of converting an IP address (the Internet address of your web server) in to a recognisable (and easier to remember) name. The Domain Name System (DNS) allows people to find your site on line using a name rather than the series of numbers that make up an IP address.

How can a domain name help you?

Obtaining a domain name is the first thing you would do when starting to establish your online presence on the World Wide Web (Internet). Your Domain Name is used by your potential Customers to find your web site, find our who you are, and what you do. Your Domain Name can also be used to establish your own unique email addresses to be used by you in connection with the business or service you provide to your Customers or users.

Tips on choosing a domain name

Keep it short, keep it simple. To find your site, people need to be able to remember your address and easily type it into their browser. Aim to register the shortest name that your visitors will associate with your website.

.co.uk, .uk, .com, .eu, .net, .org...?

It is a good idea to register several similar domain names, particularly if you own a trademark for a certain name. If possible, register the .co.uk, .uk, .com, .eu, and .net. These are the most popular domain names and by registering all of them you can help to prevent cybersquatters and potential lost traffic.

Free features with every domain name

We make domain name search and registration easy and all our domain names come with useful free features, such as web forwarding and unlimited email forwarding. Get these great features free with every domain name:

  • Web Forwarding (multiple types)

  • Unlimited email forwarding

  • Catch-all email forwarding

  • Change name servers

  • No fee for changing NOMINET Tag

  • Easily change contact information

  • Full DNS management

  • Nominet WHOIS opt out

  • Manage everything online easily

  • No hidden fees

  • Upgrade to web hosting instantly

  • And much more!

Choosing a domain name

Keep it short, keep it simple. To find your site, people need to be able to remember your address and easily type it into their browser. Aim to register the shortest name that your visitors will associate with your website.

.co.uk, .uk, .com, .eu, .net, .org...?

It is a good idea to register several similar domain names, particularly if you own a trademark for a certain name.

If possible, register the .co.uk, .uk, .com, .eu, and .net. These are the most popular domain names and by registering all of them you can help to prevent cybersquatters and potential lost traffic.

Consider common typos

If you have a domain name that can easily be pluralised or misspelled, consider registering those as well to stop traffic going elsewhere.

In case you miss any information or just want to give us feedback, please feel free to contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take for my new domain name to become active?

Domains are registered as soon as we order them for you. However it can take between 24 and 72 hours for a domain name to become visible on the Internet as each DNS updates its database of domain names.

Can I buy a domain name, but not buy web hosting?

You do not have to buy the web hosting when you buy a domain name. If you decide to add web hosting in the future we can easily provide you with one of our feature rich hosting packages.

Do I own the domain name?

The choice is yours. If you wish we can register the domain in your name or we can register in ours. Just let us know which you would prefer at the time of ordering.

Can I transfer the domain at any time?

You can, we provide a control panel so that you can make these changes yourself at any time, or you can ask us to do it on your behalf. That’s all included in the price.

Do I get a certificate of ownership for the domain I purchase?

In the past, Nominet issued certificates as confirmation of the contract that exists between Nominent and the registrant. This continued until August 2003, but now paper certificates and reply forms have been replaced by an online system called Registrants Online.

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