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  1. What exactly is a Domain Name?
  2. Are there various types of Domain Names?
  3. What are the registering rules for Domain Names?
  4. Registering a Domain Name
  5. Pricing
  6. Can I move the domain from ElectricNames?
  7. Has my Domain Name already been registered?
  8. Can I register more than one Domain Name?
  9. How long does it take to register a domain name?
  10. What are the terms and conditions for registering a Domain Name?

What exactly is a Domain Name? 

 

  • Domain names are unique names used for identifying and locating computers on the Internet. They are part of a system called Domain Name System (DNS) which provides you with an easy-to-remember address. The DNS converts the domain name (e.g. electricnames.co.uk) into an Internet Protocol (IP) number (e.g.195.89.164.131) and vice versa. A domain name is simply a label that represents a domain, which is a subset of the total domain name space.

    Registering a domain name on the Internet is the equivalent of registering a company name at Companies House. Once registered, no-one else can use that name. As there are many companies with similar names, it is important to register a suitable domain name for your company as soon as possible.

    Registering a suitable domain name is advisable to ensure your clients can easily remember the address of information you provide on the Internet. Our business name is ElectricNames, our domain name is electricnames.co.uk, our web site http://www.electricnames.co.uk and our email addresses are of the form joe@electricnames.co.uk. Using domain names makes it easy for people to find you on the Internet.

    Once registered and as long as the owner pays for the NIC annual administration fees the domain name can be hosted free of charge on the ElectricNames servers until the name is used for either e-mail or a web site.

     

    Are there various types of Domain Names? 

    Yes. The differences lie in the country designation of the name (ie. <.fr>, <.nz>, <.com>, <.uk> etc) and in many cases, especially with the UK domain names, the status of that name is shown (ie. <.co>, <.ltd>, <.plc> etc). The most commonly used domain suffixes for UK businesses are .co.uk and .com. The .com is often chosen by firms with a more international presence. For example the address mycompany.ltd.uk shows the following (working from right to left):

     

    uk - Location is assumed as United Kingdom

     .ltd - The name shows a registered UK Ltd Name

     mycompany - The company, trading or personal name.

    What are the registering rules for Domain Names? 

    Different countries have different rules. See below for information on registering names in the United Kingdom.

    Registering a Domain Name. 

    This is a very quick and easy process. To register a domain name through us, simply complete the form.

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    • Pricing 

      In summary, we are one of the most competitive registrars in the UK in that we make NO REGISTRATION CHARGE for uk domains. All you pay are the yearly Nominet fees. Nominet is the central UK body that maintains the database of all domains ending in .uk. See prices page for more details.

    • Can I move my Domain Name from Electric Names? 

      We will allocate the name to the Name Servers of any Service Provider you nominate at your request and at no extra charge. However, we still remain the billing contact. If, in the case of .co.uk .org.uk .ltd.uk domains you wish to transfer the IPStag, there will be a 25 plus vat charge. If you transfer the ownership of the name to another person or organisation, we will charge 25 plus vat to cover the administration costs. If you change Registrars including billing contact, we will charge 25 plus vat.

     

    • Has my Domain Name been registered? 

      Many names have already been registered. You can use our search page to check if your preferred name is still available.  

     

    • Can I register more than one Domain Name? 

      You can register an unlimited number of Domain Names in quantities of 10 per transaction.

     

    • How long does it take to register a domain name? 

      Once you have submitted your Domain Name Registration Agreement, your registration request will be processed immediately and you will be notified via e-mail when processing is complete. This generally takes less than 3 days.

       

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