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How to register a domain name
What to do next
Why do I need a Domain Name?
What is a Domain Name, exactly?
Top Level and Second Level Domain Codes

How to register a domain name

You can find more information on how to find and register a domain at:
http://www.kantara.co.uk/solutions/domainregister.htm

Domain Name Wizard

Register one of the new .info or .biz domain names or choose from .com, .net, .org, .co.uk, .org.uk, .ltd.uk, .plc.uk, .ac.uk and .gov.uk

What to do next

Once you register your domain you can begin using it.

The majority of new domain customers also take advantage of our ISP services. We provide a full range of professional domain services for web and email including basic and advanced web hosting, virus protected mail exchange and redirection.

Email Forwarding Service

Virus protect your inbox! Satisfy a range of needs from a single user account to mail forwarding for the whole organisation.

 
Web Service

Our professional web service allows you to have your site hosted on reliable, fast servers.

Why do I need a Domain Name?

We recommend you use your own domain name rather than allowing the Internet service provider name to dominate your web and email address.

Change your ISP - not your customer base
With your own domain name you are free to change the ISP you happen to use without losing contact with your customers through a change of address for web and email.

Strengthen your image
If you want to be taken seriously you really need your own domain name. Whether you have a single Internet page or an extensive e-commerce web site, it's important to brand it with your own distinct name.

What is a Domain Name, exactly?

A domain name forms part of your web and email address to create a strong image.

Choose a domain name based on the name of your organisation, product or service.

www.yourdomain.co.uk
your.name@yourdomain.co.uk

Your customers will use this name to visit your web site for information and to contact you by email.

Top Level and Second Level Domain Codes

There are a few international TLDs such as .com, .org, .net and .mil but the majority are reserved as two letter country codes, for instance .uk for the United Kingdom and .ca for Canada. Second level domains vary from country to country.

Among the current UK SLDs are:

.co.uk   for commercial enterprises,
.me.uk   for personal domains,
.org.uk   for organisations,
.ltd.uk   for UK limited companies,
.plc.uk   for UK public limited companies,
.net.uk   for Internet service providers,
.sch.uk   for UK schools,
.ac.uk   for academic establishments,
.gov.uk   for government bodies,
.nhs.uk   for NHS organisations,
.police.uk   for UK police forces and
.mod.uk   for Ministry of Defence establishments.
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