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Domain Name FAQ

  1. What is a Domain Name?
  2. Why should I register a Domain Name?
  3. Do I own the Domain Name once I register it?
  4. How can I find out if the Domain Name I want still available?
  5. Can I register a .com, .net or .org domain name if I am not a US resident or organization?
  6. Can I Register More Than One Domain Name?
  7. What if I'm not ready to use my domain name?
  8. Whatwill it cost me to have a domain name registered?
  9. How do I order
  10. O.K. Lets say I've registered a Domain Name...where do I go from here?

What is a Domain Name?
All addresses on the internet are actually made up of a series of numbers called an IP Address. Here at A1 Promotions, our IP address is 66.221.85.125. Please remember that IP number so you can visit us again soon! Well...that's not so easy, so we registered a domain name to make it easier for you to remember. Our domain name is A1co.com. (A1.com wasalready taken back in 1995 when we opened our on-line business!) When you type http://www.a1co.com into your browser window, a domain name server (DNS) translates the domain name into it's numeric equivalent and takes you where you want to go.

The extension at the end of your domain usually distinguished what type of web site you have.

.COM stands for commercial
.NET stands for network
.ORG stands for Organization
.EDU stands for Educational and is reserved for educational institutions
.CA stands for Canada and is reserved for Canadian residents and businesses
.US stands for USA and is reserved for American residents and businesses

Why should I register a Domain Name?

A domain name adds a very exclusive and professional identity to your web site and your e-mail address. It is also very practical. Having a domain name means that no matter where you host your web pages, people can always find you at the same address. (www.mydomain.com) Reserving your domain name also guarantees that no one else can reserve it and conduct business using your company name! The InterNIC does not refer to business registrations, acts of incorporation, etc. in granting domain names. It grants domain names on a first come first serve basis only. For this reason alone, you should consider protecting your company name by registering it's domain name before someone else does.

Do I own the Domain Name once I register it?
Yes. We register the domain name in your name and you are the owner of the name for the number of years your register it for, from the date of registration. After that period, you will be invited to renew the domain name for a period of 1 or more years. You will always have the option to renew the domain name. You are registered as the Administrative Contact and have the final say in any activities regarding your domain name, for as long as you are the registered, paid owner.
 
Note: In many cases, you may own a trade marked domain name, but if the trademark is not yours, you may not be entitled use the domain.

How can I find out if the Domain Name I want still available?
Please click here to use our domain name checker .

Can you register a .com, .net or .org domain name for me even if I am not a US resident or organization?
Yes. You do not have to be a US resident or own a US organization to have a .com, .net or .org address. You can reside anywhere and conduct business anywhere. We register domain names for individuals and organizations globally.

Can I Register More Than One Domain Name?

Yes. You can register as many domain names as you wish. Many companies prefer to register the same domain name with .com, Net and .org to protect their organization name, trademarks and product identity, variations on names etc. Many names are reserved in anticipation of future use.

What if I'm not ready to use my domain name?
No problem! When you sign up to have us register a domain name for you, we'll "park" your domain on our server. You don't pay any monthly fees and your name is safe from being registered by someone else. You can "park" your domain name on our server for as long as you want at no extra fee. Just forget about it until you are ready to use it. You will be required to pay the renewal fee when your registration expires, but we'll remind you. As long as you own it, we'll "park" it!

What will it cost me to have a domain name registered?
If the domain name you wish to have is available, you can and should reserve it now - even if you don't plan on using it right away. It is likely to be taken by someone else if you don't act right now. Since you need an IP address to get a domain name, we provide the all the required information. That way you can secure a domain name even if you don't plan on using it right away. If you do want to use it right away, we make the necessary arrangements at no additional cost. We also offer several economical web site packages to choose from. You may qualify for a free domain name.

Our registration fee is $29.00 (in US funds) per year for .com, .net and .org domains. Other types of domains are available ad different prices that can be found on the order form. There are no other charges, period. Once the name has been registered, it will be yours exclusively for the next year. Alternately, you can register the name for up to 10 years, all at one time. A bill will be sent to you at the time of renewal. If you do not wish to renew at that time, simply do not pay the fee and the name will be made available to the general public for registration.

How do I order?

CLICK HERE to go to the DOMAIN NAME CHECKER
 
O.K. Lets say I've registered a Domain Name...where do I go from here?
Having a domain name does not mean you have somewhere to put your web pages. Remember, a domain name is a way to remember an address without knowing the numbers that actually make up the address. Having a domain name is comparable to having a terrific sign for your business. Now you need an address where you can hang your sign (and store your web pages!).You can order an economical web site package from us and we'll deduct our domain registration fee from our yearly hosting plan! or you can choose any other company offering hosting services. You are not obligated to host with us because we register your domain name. We'll point your domain to any IP address you decide to host with. We do not charge extra to do that.

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