Domain Names 101 (Part 1)

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It would be a delight if I can share some of my knowledge and experience with you. (Domain name, huh?????????) A domain name is the name of a particular website. For example, the site you are just reading is  Hubpages and http: //www. bukisa.com is the domain name
 

What is Domain Registration?

Definition of Domain Name Registration: Domain Name Registration is the procedure by which a company or individual secures a website domain such as www.yoursite.com from a domain name company (Domain name Registrar) for a fixed period of time (usually a year). Before registration expires it must be renewed, or the domain reverts back to being available to the general public.

Cost : In the past, Domain names were expensive. All Domain name registrars would charge a flat fee of 70$ for registering a domain name for two years. But now you can get a domain name for even less than 10 dollars.

Bulk Domain name Registration: If you are serious about your online presence than you should consider bulk Domain name registration. Now what the heck is Bulk Domain Name Registration? It is the process of buying many identical domain names with different tails. For example, Google has done something identical to bulk domain registration.

  • http://www.google.com
  • http://www.google.com.pk
  • http://www.google.co.in/
  • http://www.google.co.uk

In the same way, I discovered a website that was registered as .com, .org, .net, .biz, .co.uk and .edu.uk. A major benefit of having a bulk domain name registration for your site is to prevent the more unscrupulous cyber sitters from piggybacking on the success of your website.

Wholesale domain name registration is an increasingly popular way for webmasters to register multiple domain names at the same time at a fraction of their individual costs combined. Many Domain name Registrars offer extremely low registration fees if you opt for Wholesale Domain Name Registration. However some people tend to abuse both Bulk Domain name Registration and Wholesale Domain Name Registration by buying multiple domain and adding a small amount of text but a lot of advertisements.
 

Levels of a Domain name.

The above mentioned parts of a domain name (labels) correspond to the levels of a domain name
 

  1. The right-most label conveys the top-level domain; for example, the domain name www. example. com belongs to the top-level domain com. The top-level domains (TLDs) are the highest level of domain names of the Internet. They form the DNS root zone of the hierarchical Domain name System. Every domain name ends in a top-level or first-level domain label.. There are many types of domain names i. e., the most popular being. com. Other examples are. pk,. uk,. au, and. net.

  2. Below the top-level domains in the domain name hierarchy are the second-level domain (SLD) names. These are the names directly to the left of. com,. net, and the other top-level domains. As an example, in the domain en. wikipedia. org, wikipedia is the second-level domain. Second-level (or lower-level, depending on the established parent hierarchy) domain names are often created based on the name of a company (e. g., bbc. co. uk), product or service (e. g., gmail. com).

  3. Next are third-level domains, which are written immediately to the left of a second-level domain.

  4. There can be fourth- and fifth-level domains, and so on, with virtually no limitation.

An example of an operational domain name with four levels of domain labels is www. sos. state. oh. us. The www preceding the domains is the host name of the World-Wide Web server. Each label is separated by a full stop (dot). ‘sos’ is said to be a sub-domain of ‘state. oh. us’, and ‘state’ a sub-domain of ‘oh. us’, etc. In general, subdomains are domains subordinate to their parent domain.

The hierarchy of domains descends from the right to the left label in the name; each label to the left specifies a subdivision, or subdomain of the domain to the right. For example: in http: //www. example. com/ the label example specifies a subdomain of the com domain, and www is a subdomain of example. com.

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