Domain Name

Getting Started ~ Registering Your Domain Name

Registering Your Domain Name: People will be able to find you on the internet by using the domain name that you select. For instance “freespinwebdesign.com”. When it is time for you to choose your domain name you will be able to search the availability of that domain name you have in mind. If the domain name you would like is not available at the time, you will be offered available alternatives, or you can try other domain name choices.

Cost to Register a Domain Name: Domain names can vary depending on different factors but generally they range between 9.99-19.99 and need to be renewed every year. If you need help with this process we are glad to answer any questions that you may have. Domain name registration is also included with all our web hosting packages there will be no extra fee for registration, simple as that!

Technically Speaking

The DNS (Domain Name System) is used to associate various sorts of information with so-called domain names. It translates human-readable computer hostnames, e.g. freespinwebdesign.com into the IP addresses that networking equipment needs for delivering information. Along with storing other information such as the list of mail exchange servers that accept e-mail for a given domain, it provides a worldwide keyword-based redirection service that is an essential component of contemporary internet use. In laymen’s terms you can think of the DNS as the “phone book” of the internet. This just makes the internet destinations of human organizations or concerns they represent easier to find by typing in a human recognizable pattern such as freespinwebdesign.com rather than a numerical IP that can be confusing and hard to remember. This is just something to think about next time you are taking advantage of how easy it is to recite and use a meaningful URL or e-mail address without having to be concerned with how the machine will actually locate the address.