What is a Domain Name?
Put simply, a domain name is the address that people use to find you or your company on-line; it's what you type in the browser's address bar to go to a specific website.
For example, Microsoft's domain name is: microsoft.com
A domain name is unique, hence it can only be assigned once and you can think of it like a phone number. Once it has been registered, no one else can use it providing that you keep up with the registration fees.
Typically a domain name should be tied to a businesse's identity as it will be used by customers and business associates to communicate via e-mail and/or access the website.
Many companies are registering and holding domains as well, in order to hold them for future development. In six months when a company is ready to "go on the Internet" whether with just e-mail or a full blown website, the domain name of their choice may have already been taken. So registering your domain choice and "parking" it until you need it is a solid Internet strategy.
There has been a substantial growth in Domain Name registrations over the past year.
The number of new Domain Name registrations has risen from around 8,000 per month to 28,000 and all in that short period of time.
QA Computing would suggest that if you are serious about your Internet venture, you reserve your name (or names) now, as the right name can often mean the difference between success and failure.
QA Computing will manage all your domain name accounts for you, and link them to our ‘state of the art’ Data Centre. This will ensure that they are ready to be used when you are and also ensure that they are automatically renewed in good time to make sure that they are always available. Giving you the time to concentrate on other areas of your business.