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What is a domain name?
A domain name is the name of your website or your website address. It's the place where users will find you on the Internet and it's unique to you or your business. Each domain name is made up of two parts. For example, our own domain name is names.co.uk, the first part is the name we chose 'names' and the second part is the extension 'co.uk'. Before domain names, web addresses were made up of a long string of numbers.
How do I choose a domain name?
Choosing the best domain is key to creating a strong online presence.
Follow these steps to find your perfect domain name:
- Make it easy to remember and simple to type.
- Keep it short and straight to the point.
- Try using keywords that best describe your business and the services you offer.
- Think about your target audience, if it's a local market, consider adding your town name to your domain.
- Apart from the hyphen, symbols and punctuation are not allowed.
- Choose an appropriate extension e.g. if you sell to the UK market a .co.uk would be a good choice for you.
For more, follow our guide for some top tips on how to choose a memorable domain name.
Who can register a domain name?
Anyone can register a domain name but some extensions have registration rules or restrictions. For example, you can only register a .ltd.uk if you are a limited company and the domain is an exact match to your company name. Most extensions like .com, .co.uk and many more, are open for everyone to register. If you're uncertain about the rules, you can check the information icon next to each extension in our search results.
How do I register a domain name?
Finding the perfect domain is easy. Simply enter the name you'd like in the search bar on this page and within seconds it will tell you if it's available. If already registered, we'll suggest some alternatives and if you need more ideas, you can use our advanced search options also. Remember, once you buy a domain name with us you get access to a free website builder and a personalised email address.
What is an extension?
An extension is the last part or ending of a domain name. They are often referred to as TLDs (Top-Level Domains), the domain root or suffix. Some popular TLDs include .com, .co.uk, .net, .org. There are many categories of extensions such as ccTLDs and new gTLDs.
ccTLDs are country code specific so they represent a particular country e.g. .co.uk for UK and .ie for Ireland. New gTLDs are often more practical and easy to remember e.g. .photography, .guru, .ninja, .london, .legal, .sucks etc. Some businesses and brands register their domain name in a number of extensions to ensure they are fully protected.
What is DNS?
The Domain Name System(DNS) is like a directory for all websites on the Internet. It converts text-based domain names into a set of numbers known as Internet Protocol (IP addresses). By converting text to numbers, machines are able to locate websites based on their IP address and users can continue to find websites via domain names.
What are new gTLDs?
gTLDs are generic Top-Level Domains, also known as new gTLDs or nTLDs. These extensions are practical and memorable and they offer consumers an alternative to more traditional suffixes such as .com and .net.
New gTLDs are commonly used to describe the function of a website e.g. an actor could choose .actor for his website or a fitness instructor could use .fitness. There are hundreds of new gTLDs to choose from including .london, .cymru, .wales, .diet, .farm, .website, .love, .education and many more. Find out more and choose your ideal domain name today.
* New customer offer applies to customers creating an account with names.co.uk for the first time. The offer is for one FREE .co.uk and one .uk when registered for 1 year using the embedded voucher code. Please note, for EU customers VAT rates payable will be subject to your country of residence. Offer is for the first billing period only, does not apply to renewals, cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers and may be withdrawn at any time at the discretion of Namesco Limited. Standard terms & conditions apply.