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1. Two Domain Name Servers, primary and secondary (backup) DNS, if you do not have your own DNS

2. Redirect service, URL forwarding to your address
(www.your_domain.com -> www.your_web_site_hosting_provider_domain.com/~your-name),
if you host your Web site somewhere else; viewers enter your domain address and are automatically redirected to your existing Web site; you can change your Web site hosting provider and still keep the same domain address;

3. E-mail forwarding: up to 5 e-mail mappings
(your-name@your_domain.com -> your-name@your_Internet_service_provider_domain.com).

      Domain Name Benefits

  • Increases your name recognition
  • Makes it easy for your clients and friends to remember your address
  • Indicates you are a serious Internet player
  • Helps brand your image
  • Adds a level of trust and integrity to your site
  • Many search engines refuse to list pages from free sites
  • Some search engines will only index the first page of the certain domain
  • Allows you to use your domain address (www.your_domain.com) and E-mail addresses (your-name@your_domain.com) on your business cards and letterhead
  • Prevents somebody else from registering the name you want
  • Lets you change your current E-mail or Web site hosting provider and still keep the same E-mail address and URL (www.your_domain.com)
  • Protects your Internet advertising investment from failure of your Internet Service Provider
  • The Internet domain name has become a vital part of corporate identity. Domain name is as important as your logo or brand name to your presence in a global marketplace.

      Domain Name Selection

      Make it
  • memorable
  • easy to spell
  • pronounceable
  • directly related to your business's name, your industry, or your personal name

      Background

      Domain Name System (DNS), an Internet protocol and distributed database, provides the mapping between domain address and IP address: domain.domain.com -> x.x.x.x, where x is a byte (0..255). The last portion of a host name, such as .com, is the top-level domain to which the host belongs. In addition to the .com domain, there are six other top-level domains assigned by InterNIC, the coordinating body for Internet name services.

      In 1992, Network Solutions, Inc. (NSI) was granted an exclusive contract by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to be the sole registrar for .com, .net and .org Top Level Domain (TLD) names. NSI also maintained the central database of assigned names called WHOIS.

      In 1997, the U.S. Department Of Commerce along with the Clinton Administration dismantled NSI's monopoly and mandated the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a nonprofit organization, to create and implement plans for an open, competitive market for registrations of .com, .net and .org domain names.

      Today, accredited ICANN registrars can register and renew existing .com, .net and .org domain names, performing the same functions as NSI. Tucows is one of those accredited registrars.

      Dew Designs registers Domain Names via Tucows as well as via CORE.

      CORE is a registrar accredited by the ICANN. CORE evolved from a rigorous process of global consensus, launched by the Internet Society (ISOC) and the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) in the fall of 1996, to plan for the end of the monopoly status enjoyed by Network Solutions, Inc., as registry and registrar for .com, .net and .org. For the first time, Internet users everywhere would be able to shop for the best service and competitive prices, rather than being limited to dealing with a single, for-profit registry.
      The old system was ill-prepared to administer the Domain Name System (DNS) when the Internet burgeoned from its infancy as primarily an academic- and research-oriented tool to a powerful medium for business and personal communications. Users grew increasingly frustrated at the delays, mistakes, lack of service and rigid pricing structure they encountered when trying to register new addresses on the Internet through a monopoly.

      Beginning January 15, 2000, each registrar has the flexibility to offer initial and renewal registrations in one-year increments, with a total registration period limit of ten years.

      Due to this fact, with Dew Designs, you can register your domain name for $15.95 per year for up to 10 years. You can also transfer your existing domain name to us in order to pay less each year ($35 -> $15.95).
      To check the availability, to register a domain name click here.

 

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