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Domain Name FAQs

What is a domain name?

A domain name is the user friendly address that visitors use to find your website. For example, our domain name is www.direct2host.co.uk

What is a domain extension?

A domain extension is the last part of your domain name e.g. .com, .co.uk, .org. There are soon to be hundreds of new domain extensions, including .london, .shop and .blog etc

Why are domain names important?

A domain name significantly contributes to your online identity. It is therefore important to choose a domain name which is relevant to your sites content and theme, whilst being easy for users to understand and remember.

What can I do with a domain name?

There are a number of possible uses for a domain name. You can point your domain to a website, making your site readily accessible to users, or use it to create personalised email addresses. You may also simply register a domain to protect your brands identity from competitors, or to build a potentially valuable domains portfolio to auction in the future.

Can I hide my personal details from the WHOIS database?

Yes, it’s possible to hide your details from the publicly accessible WHOIS database.

Can I point my domain to another hosting provider?

Yes, that’s not a problem. Within Direct2Host you can update the nameservers that your domain is pointing to.


Transfer Domain Name

If you already have a domain registration with another company and wish to transfer it to another, you can. This is a very simple process where you bring your existing domain name under the management of your new hosting company.

Hosting services with domain registration

In addition to domain registration, your web hosting company can offer free software to help you create and customize your site. Site building software is easy to use, even for the novice webmaster. A hosting account should give you access to a control panel through which you can upload, delete and change content on your website. You can create an unlimited number of email addresses, insert shopping carts for your customers, and start an email marketing campaign and many more.



Parking a Domain Name

Registering your site name does not mean you have to use it right away. While you prepare to launch your website, you can keep the name parked for later use. In other words, domain registration allows you to purchase the name and keep it until you are ready to launch it online. under the management of your new hosting company.