Articles, Tips, Definitions
The Domain Name Game
GetNetSmartSM offers Domain Name
Registration and Transfer Services as part of a
complete web design and hosting package, or at
hourly rates plus costs. We help you avoid future
problems by ALWAYS recording our client as the
Registrant and Administrative Contact (owner) of
the domain name.
A Domain Name is the address someone uses to find
your web site. When you register a domain name,
you have the right to use it for one or more years.
A good domain name can be one of your most valuable
A powerful domain name will be easy to remember,
relate somehow to your business, and contain one
or more of the key words people might use to search
for you online.
Here are some tips for choosing a great domain
- Choose a memorable phrase
- Include search terms
- If possible, start early in the alphabet
- Register your company name with ".com" at
the end, even if it's not your primary web site
You register your domain name with a Registrar,
a company authorized by ICANN to accept registrations.
Online prices range from about $16 per year up
to $35 per year. There are technical details to
handle, and it can be time-consuming, especially
when changes to the registration database is required.
Firms registering domain names on your behalf,
including GetNetSmartSM, may include additional
charges for labor.
* Important Tips:
- If someone else registers your domain
name for you, be sure that you are listed as
the Registrant and Administrative Contact.
- If you will ever need a secure web
site, be certain the Registrant matches the
EXACT name of the business as recorded with
Once your name is registered, keep track of it!
Domain Registration is renewable annually, and
we see many problems when database information
is incorrect, out of date, or when domain names
are allowed to expire.
If you're frustrated with the red tape, you're not
me with my domain name ...