Domains are a common and unique name used to identify discrete and related information on the Internet. A domain name is the most common representation, and looks like this: "domainname.ext" where "ext" is a Top Level Domain extension ("TLD") and "domainname" is the primary root name for the domain. These are examples of domain names:
Domain name references are converted to IP numbers so that your Internet requests can be delivered to the right place.
Top Level Domains
The most common TLD is ".com" (commercial), but other TLD's include ".org" (organization), ".net" (network), ".biz" (business) and ".us" (United States). As with ".us", each country has its own TLD, and new TLD's are created from time to time as part of the overall Internet addressing mechanism.
Registering Domain Names
Domains are registered through a Registration Service Provider such as OIP/Earthclick.net. There is a small annual charge for each registration. Registrations can be for one to ten years.
When you register a domain name through us, there are significant advantages to you. First, we automatically "hide" your registration information so you don't get bombarded with "renew your domain name registration NOW or you'll lose it" scams. Second, we automatically renew your domain name for you, so there is no risk of losing it. We can also "park" your domain name without hosting or hosting fees, activating it only when you decide you want to develop your website. Finally, if there are domain issues that require personal attention or technical support, we help at no additional cost. If you register your domain name elsewhere (e.g. GoDaddy), we charge for our time when helping you solve registration or DNS issues.
Please see this link for information about your rights as a domain registrant, and click here to register your domain name.