Domain Name Registration
A domain name, or Web address, is an address where you can be found online. It’s how you’ll express yourself through email or your website and it’s what customers think of when trying to find you.
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Domain registration information is maintained by the domain name registries, which contract with domain registrars to provide registration services to the public. An end user selects a registrar to provide the registration service, and that registrar becomes the designated registrar for the domain chosen by the user.
Only the designated registrar may modify or delete information about domain names in a central registry database. It is not unusual for an end user to switch registrars, invoking a domain transfer process between the registrars involved, that is governed by specific domain name transfer policies.
Registration of a domain name establishes a set of name server records in the DNS servers of the parent domain, indicating the IP addresses of DNS servers that are authoritative for the domain. This provides a reference for direct queries of domain data.
Registration of a domain does not automatically imply the provision of DNS services for the registered domain. Most registrars do offer DNS hosting as an optional free service for domains registered through them. If DNS services are not offered, or the end-user opts out, the end-user is responsible for procuring or self-hosting DNS services. Registrars require the specification of usually at least two name servers.
A drop catcher is a domain name registrar who offers the service of attempting to quickly register a given domain name for a customer if that name becomes available—that is, to “catch” a “dropped” name—when the domain name’s registration expires and is then deleted, either because the registrant abandons the domain or because the registrant did not renew the registration prior to deletion.
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A domain name enables your customers to access your website through the world wide web.
A domain name serves as a distinct identity on the word wide web. If you would like to promote yourself, take your business online, etc. a domain name is a must. Learn how to register your domain name
Yes, the minimum character limit for a domain name is one and maximum 63 characters.
Domain Privacy Protection hides the domain registrant’s personal information from the public WHOIS database.
The contact information for all domain owners is available in the WHOIS directory. You can protect your personal information by opting for HostGator Domain Privacy Protection. We hide your information from public view by replacing it with ours, protecting you from spam and identity theft.
Apart from purchasing a domain name, you need to develop your website, blog. There are several options to host your website. For eg., Content Management System (a.k.a. CMS) such as WordPress, Magento, Drupal, Joomla or hire a developer to code your website.
If a domain name is not renewed within the Renewal Grace Period, it would be queued for deletion at the end of the Renewal Grace Period and subsequently Deleted.
For the Domain Forwarding Service to work, it is essential that all queries for your domain name should reach our Domain Forwarding Server, which would further redirect it to the destination you have specified.