Domain Registrations

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Domain Registrations . With the growth  and the every growing importance of the internet it  is essential to register your domain name before somebody else does, and before you even start your website design . Even if you planning  your site years ahead secure your domain at the first opportunity.  You have the option of purchasing the domain yourself or Designaweb can do everything for you plus with our expertise we can advise on the best domain name option . Call us on 01359 231739 or use our contact page to discuss

Your domain name could be  www.yourname.co.uk, and your email address would be info@yourname.co.uk .  Our current charges for  domain registration of a .co.uk, .org.uk  is £20 e.g. www.yourname.co.uk.
com,
.net,. org,. biz  costs £40 e.g. www.yourname.com 

Both these costs include registration costs for 2 years there after yearly registration fees are £4.75 & £12.75 per year respectively.  All domains include email redirection or mailbox set up . We advise you at all stages of the of the domain registration process including setting up sending and receiving emails from your computer - We can also advise of Spam control , Webmail , auto responders etc . again call us to discuss as we would like to help

Domain name extensions

.co.uk is Second-level domains for the United Kingdom. As of July 2008, it is the fifth most popular top-level domain worldwide (after .com, .cn, .de and .net), with over 7 million registrations.

Icanncom (derived from commercial) is a generic top-level domain (gTLD) within the Domain Name System of the Internet. It was one of the original top-level domains (TLDs),

The com TLD was originally administered by the United States Department of Defense and is today operated by VeriSign. Registrations in com are processed via registrars accredited by ICANN. The registry accepts internationalized domain names.

Although com domains were originally intended to designate commercial entities, there has been no restriction on who can register com With the commercialization and popularization of the Internet, the com domain was opened to the public and quickly became the most common top-level domain for websites, email, and networking.The introduction of biz in 2001, which is restricted to businesses, has had no impact on the popularity of com.

In 2008, VeriSign reported that approximately 77 million com domains were registered.

net is a generic top-level domain (gTLD) used on the Internet's Domain Name System. The net gTLD is currently operated by VeriSign. Registrations are processed via accredited registrars 

net is one of the original top-level domains and, there are no formal restrictions on who can register a net domain name. Therefore, while still popular with network operators, it is often treated as a second com. As of 2008, it is the fourth most popular top-level domain, after com, and cn.

.Bizbiz is a generic top-level domain (gTLD) in the Domain Name System of the Internet. It is intended for registration of domains to be used by businesses. The name is a phonetic spelling of the first syllable of business.

The biz TLD was created to relieve some of the demand for domain names in the com top-level domain, and to provide an alternative for businesses whose preferred domain name in com had already been registered by another party. There are no specific legal or geographic qualifications to register a biz domain name, except that it must be for "bona fide business or commercial use". It was created in 2001 along with several other domains as the first batch of new gTLDs approved by ICANN. The TLD is administered by NeuStar and registrations are processed via accredited registrars.

.Infoinfo (derived from information) is a generic top-level domain (gTLD) in the Domain Name System of the Internet, intended for general-purpose networks and informative websites, although its use is not theme-restricted.

The info TLD was a response to ICANN's highly publicized announcement, in late 2000, of a phased release of seven new generic top-level domains. The event was the first addition of major gTLDs since the Domain Name System was developed in the 1980s.

Info is an unrestricted domain, meaning that anyone can obtain a second-level domain under info for any purpose, similar to the com, net or org domains.

org is a generic top-level domain (gTLD) of the Domain Name System (DNS) used in the Internet. org is sometimes pronounced in word form as 'org', 'dot-org', or 'dot-oh-are-gee (O R G)'. It is derived from the word organization.

The org gTLD was originally intended for non-profit organizations, or organizations of a non-commercial character.

Registrations in the org are processed via accredited registrars worldwide. Anyone can register an org second-level domain. Although org was recommended for non-commercial entities, there are no restrictions to registration. There are many instances of org being used by commercial sites, although some people question whether it is ethical to do so. org was also commonly recommended for use by individuals, although name and info are now alternatives.

Second-level domains

  • .ac.uk - academic (further education colleges and research and education establishments)
  • .co.uk - general use (usually commercial)
  • .gov.uk - government (central and local)
  • .ltd.uk - limited companies
  • .me.uk - general use (usually personal)
  • .mod.uk - Ministry of Defence and HM Forces public sites
  • .net.uk - ISPs and network companies
  • .nhs.uk - National Health Service institutions
  • .nic.uk - network use only (Nominet UK)
  • .org.uk - general use (usually for non-profit organisations)
  • .parliament.uk - parliament
  • .plc.uk - public limited companies
  • .police.uk - police forces
  • .sch.uk - local education authorities, schools, primary and secondary education, community education

.co.uk, .ltd.uk, .me.uk, .net.uk, .nic.uk, .org.uk, .plc.uk and .sch.uk are managed by Nominet UK