Domain Names

What is a domain name?

Computers connected to the Internet have unique numerical addresses so that electronic information is delivered to the right place. The domain name system (DNS) translates the numerical addresses of computers into more user-friendly names. The resulting domain names are easier to remember and help people to find information on the Internet.

Domain names are used to identify particular web pages. For example, in the web site address "http://www.yourname.co.uk/index.php" the domain name is yourname.co.uk.

Domain names are also used in e-mail addresses, for example, info@yourname.co.uk, that enable people to send and receive electronic messages.

Why do I need a domain name?

Domains are the vital element that hold everything else together. Without a domain name email will not work, websites cannot be viewed normally and your whole internet world can come crashing down.

Finding a suitable domain name for your website is vital before you set up a website and web hosting. If you have a business, your customers will look for you using your trading name. By registering your name you make it easy for your customers to find you and buy your products and services.

Domain names are being registered at a phenomenal rate (thousands every day). Secure your Internet name today and use our free search tool to decide upon your name.

If your domain expires all the services attached to it will temporarily collapse and there are strict rules and regulations about how domains are bought, moved and administered.