Domain Name & Hosting

Domain Name & Hosting

A domain name represents your "address" on the Internet.

Example www.yourname.com **** You choose the name you would like send us an email and we will arrange to buy it for you and have it parked.

Even if you are not ready to have a website designed you may have a name in mind. My advice is if your name is available buy it now for use later. When the time comes for you to decide to have a website the name that may be associated with you company may not be available.

(Please note that the .ie registry will require some documentation to establish your right to a particular name.

Who can apply?
  • If you operate a business or service in Ireland you should be able to apply for your own .ie Domain Name.
  • The IE registry's rules are somewhat stricter than those for .com's etc., but normally proof of entitlement will suffice.
Do I need a registered business name?
  • If you intend trading using your IE domain you will need either a registered business name or to be a limited company (LTD)
  • You can apply for a Registered Business Number. RBN: Company Registration Office

Domain Name Registration.

The importance of a domain name cannot be underestimated. This Internet Identification will define your website. Domain names you may be familiar with are cnn.com and yahoo.com etc. There are over a billion websites on the web and counting and every one of their site addresses has a domain name. The main reason users register a domain name is because they want to lay claim to a special name that is related to them personally or professionally.

A registered domain name is yours to keep. It is yours and only yours as long as you keep your yearly renewal payments up to date. You may utilize this website to register for your domain name or renew a current one if you need to do so. The first step in designing your website, whether it be for the present or for the future, is registering your domain name.

You may ask yourself. Why do I need one?

Like any trade name, logo, or brand name, your domain name represents a part of your business identity - something customers and business contacts can recognize, remember, and associate with your services or products. Registering your domain name will at very least prevent someone else from using it. More important, however, is that with your own domain you have the opportunity to reach an audience world wide. If your not in business you may wish to register a name for your own personal website - or as a gift for another family member. A unique opportunity to buy something that once bought will be unavailable to anyone else. Alternatively you may wish to buy a domain for resale, a popular choice in today's e-environment. You only need to look at the stories on the News to see that the right name can sell for thousands.

Our advice would be to register your preferred domain name now even if you're not yet ready to have a web site: Email us if you would like us to check to see if your domain name is available. Email

Advantages:

Increases your name recognition.
Makes it easy for your customers to remember your address.
Helps brand your image.
Some search engines will only index the first page of a domain site
Domain names containing 'keywords' aid in higher search engine ranking
Allows you to use your domain address (www.yourname.com) and virtual email addresses (yourname@yourname.com) on your business cards and letterhead.

Once a domain name has been registered, it is no longer available. The most popular and easily-remembered domain names are being reserved daily, at the rate of one domain name every 5 seconds!

Avoids somebody else from registering the name you want by contacting us today to secure your domain name..


How To Select A Domain Name:

Make it as short as possible.
Make it memorable.
Make it easy to say.
Make it easy to spell.
Make it pronounceable.
Make it descriptive of your site's content.
Make it a name you can brand.
Make it non-confusable with another domain name.
Make it directly related to your business name
Make it directly related to keywords from your industry.

Hosting Space

Hosting is a service whereby you rent a set amount of space on a high-spec server's harddrive which is connected directly and permanently to the Internet 24/7.
Think of a Web Hosting Company as a type of landlord, they rent physical space on their servers allowing webpages to be viewed on the Internet.

This rented space is where you keep/store your webpages so that anyone who is connected to the Internet can look at your web pages. Your domain name points to this "webspace", so that when someone types in or clicks on your domain name or web address they are shown your website and it is displayed on their computer.