Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Domain Registration

Domain names are the real estate of the Internet, so choosing the correct one is a key decision and an important factor when considering the brand of your website.

As well as considering the brand of your domain you should also consider the register from which you will purchase (,or in fact rent,) your domain name from.

There are hundreds of so-called 'Registrars' out their on the Internet all offering domain registration for different domain extensions and with different features.

Some registers may have pricing in your local currency, however there is no problem buying a domain from a register which is based abroad and uses a different currency. In fact it is often cheaper to buy domains from US-based registers which charge around $7.95 for a dot com, whereas European based registrars may charge the equivalent of 2 or 3 times of that.

You really shouldn't be paying more than $8 a go for a .com fully inclusive of domain and mail forwarding. If you purchase your domains from the same company which you host with they will make sure everything fits together for you, however this may not be the cheapest option.

In short, do your research - the first site you find may not be the cheapest.

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