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Domain Name and Registration at Glance

A domain is a very important aspect if you are planning to develop and design a website, whether it's going to be a personal website or for your company. Basically, a domain is a unique name that identifies an internet space such as a website. As websites are the chief and foremost part of a business for marketing and to communicate to its audience, it is necessary to purchase a good domain name for it. It can be a difficult task to decide a good domain. Here are some qualities which a good domain consists of :-

These can be some of the successful tips to choose a good domain name to generate traffic to your site and to take your site in the list of high ranked website in search engine.

Along with deciding the domain name there is an essential part of domain registration .i.e Domain name extension. According to IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) the top level domain extensions are divided into following groups :-

  1. Infrastructure top level domain (ARPA)
  2. Generic top-level domains (gTLD)
  3. Restricted generic top level domains (grTLD)
  4. Sponsored top-level domains (sTLD)
  5. County code top-level domains (ccTLD)
  6. Test top level domains (tTLD)

In former times, there were some selected domain extensions like .com, .org, .net etc or based on country codes. But now there are many new domain name extensions under the generic category like .academy , .bar , .cab , .butique , .dental etc. You can select between the different domain extensions according to your needs. For example: If you want to open a Cafeteria you can choose .coffee as a domain extension for your site.

After deciding the domain name and extension, we should know about the life span of our domain and the registration process. Yes, domains also have a life cycle which includes:

 


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