is a Domain Name?
The Domain Name
is the part of the Internet address that uniquely identifies the
company/organisation/person to which an address belongs. Most Internet
addresses look something like www.yourname.com/co.uk/org/net/gov;
"yourname" is the Internet entity name, such as "futurenet-designs.com".
The last part of the address, called a designator indicates the
type of company/person/etc., who has registered the site address.
In futurenet-designs case it is "com" for commercial.
Why should I
register a domain name?
All Domain names
are issued on a "first come first served" basis so in
theory anyone can and is able to register your trading name. Once
you have registered your name it is protected from duplication.
We all need to protect our trade names for Internet use for now
& the future. Thousands of names a day are being registered.
So act quickly, once your name has gone...it's Gone! or if you are
able to persuade the "owner" to transfer it to you, it
could cost an excessive amount of time and money.
An easily remembered
domain name is essential for successful trading on the networks.
Having your own domain name will give your Company a Corporate Image
& Identity on the Internet, both invaluable for Marketing &
Trade. The other major advantage is that many web search engines
give priority to subjects with an associated Domain name, so your
company, its Products & Services will appear more often near
the top of search Result lists.
UK Domains (ending
in .co.uk, .net.uk, .org.uk, .plc.uk and .ltd.uk) are registered
instantly, using our automated system, and are fully inclusive of
all fees for two years, thereafter billed every year.
US Domains (ending
.com, .net or .org) will be registered with Internic in the USA
and takes slightly longer but are also fully inclusive of all fees
for two years.