Domain Registration: What To Consider When registering a domain name?

by Jass Sawhney Content Editor
Domain name being the most important aspect of a website as it not only helps in ranking the site in search engines but also helps in attracting the online visitors. Thus, choosing a name for your website that is attractive, describes the niche of the website, easy to remember and keyword based is imperative. Another important thing that you need to remember while choosing a domain name is checking of domain availability with Top Level Domain (TLD). These are domain names that are at the top in the hierarchy of domain name system. These names are placed in the root zone of the name space and .COM is considered to be TLD. The process of domain selection is completed after checking domain availability followed by buying it. However, to secure the brand name that you have purchased, from using it by others, you ought to register it with an authorized domain registrar.

Requirements of Domain Registration

The registration of domain name necessitates fulfilling of certain requirements. The whole process of domain registration and maintaining authority over it, the domain registrar who does the registration, makes use of various information that are related to the domain. These include billing contact, technical contact, server names and administrative contact.

Things to consider while registering a domain name

Domain registration is a process of registering the name of a website in a database with a domain registrar. Domain registration is mandatory for every website as it secures the name of the website from being used by others. There are certain important things that one should know before moving ahead for registering a domain name.

1. Hidden Cost: This is something that almost every company providing domain registration services do. Some registrars hide certain terms and conditions and people tend to overlook those and fall into the trap of the registration company where you will have to pay for every small action that is done while registering the domains.

2. WHOIS Lock: WHOIS is a database wherein the domain registration details are available. Some registrar locks it, and you need to pay “administration fee” every time you want to edit the details or you make any change on the database.

3. Domain Auth-Code: Domains have auth-code, which is required when you buy a domain, and this code consists of 8 characters. Sometimes this code of Top-Level-Domains such as .BIZ, .INFO and .ORG are held back by the domain registrar and charges hefty amount to realize it.

4. Domain Parking: Domain parking is a lucrative business that is being carried out mostly by the domain registrars. There are several domains to be found that are parked and are used to make money. If your domain is capable of making money, then park it and get paid for parking that domain.

These are some of the things that people normally tend to overlook, and the newbies do not have the knowledge about it, which later on affects the business. Thus, before moving ahead with the process of domain registration, you should consider these factors.

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