Posts Tagged ‘Domain’

Why Register .CO Domain Name?

July 22nd, 2011

The .CO top level domain (TLD) is one of the fastest growing domain extensions on the internet.  Because .CO can stand for “company” or “corporation”, it has become an extremely popular extension for businesses everywhere.

If you already have a .COM domain name, registering a .CO equivalent would be a great complement to your website.  Not only will having both the .COM and .CO extensions solidify your website’s online presence, it will also help protect your brand from imposters and copycats.

Hurry and register your .CO domain name before it’s taken! Just like any other domain extension registration with Doteasy, you can enjoy our basic hosting service for FREE. Sign up HERE!

Introduction to the Web Hosting Industry (Part 3)

February 14th, 2011

In today’s featured articles, we highlighted six articles related to domain name registrations.

Happy 9th Anniversary!

September 24th, 2009

We are celebrating Doteasy’s 9th Anniversary this month. Nine years is a long time in this industry. So to celebrate this important milestone, we’re having the biggest and craziest domain special in the history of Doteasy.

Happy 9th Anniversary!

This offer is limited to the first 10,000 new domain registrations, so hurry before it runs out!

All new domain registrations come with a free Basic Hosting account. Visit www.doteasypromo.com for more information on this promotion.

Thanks for nine wonderful years.

ccTLDs

April 21st, 2008

author: Kathy

We all know that choosing the right domain name is as important as naming your company and products. Most people will agree that a .com is best. But chances are, the .com is already taken. While .net and .biz are popular alternatives, country-code Top Level Domains (ccTLD) are an excellent choice if you need to market your business to a certain geographic region, for example .ca* for Canada and .co.uk* for the UK.

You can even use a ccTLD for other purposes outside their home countries because of their names. For example, .la is the ccTLD for Laos but many businesses and organizations are now using it to create their own Los Angeles identity. More information on a .LA domain name – http://www.la/

Other similar ccTLDs:

  • .ad – country: Andorra; other uses: advertising agencies
  • .am – country: Armenia; other uses: AM radio stations
  • .dj – country: Djibouti; other uses: disc jockeys
  • .fm – country: Federated States of Micronesia; other uses: FM radio stations
  • .im – country: Isle of Man; other uses: instant messaging programs and services
  • .in – country: India; other uses: internet industry
  • .it – country: Italy; other uses: domain hacks (ie. see.it)
  • .md – country: Moldova; other uses: medical industry
  • .mu – country: Mauritius; other uses: music industry
  • .tv* – country: Tuvalu; other uses: tv/entertainment industry
  • .ws – country: Samoa; other uses: website
  • .us* – country: USA; other uses: groups, organizations, couples, etc.

* Doteasy offers domain registration services for these ccTLDs.

Registering a ccTLD doesn’t mean you need to host the domain and website with a service provider in that home country. As long as you have access to your domain records to make DNS changes, you can host your ccTLD with Doteasy!

So, don’t rule out ccTLDs if you are need alternatives for “thisistheonlynameleft.com”.

For more information on ccTLDs: http://www.iana.org/domains/root/db/

Renewing an Expired Domain

April 1st, 2008

author: Kathy

One of the inquiries we often get is how to renew an expired domain. It all depends on how “expired” the domain is.

When you do a Domain Whois lookup, you will see:

   Domain Name: DOTEASYDEMO.COM
   Registrar: IN2NET NETWORK, INC.
   Whois Server: whois.in2net.com
   Referral URL: http://www.in2net.com
   Name Server: DNS3.DOTEASY.COM
   Name Server: DNS4.DOTEASY.COM
   Status: ACTIVE
   Updated Date: 13-mar-2008
   Creation Date: 13-mar-2008
   Expiration Date: 13-mar-2009

>>> Last update of Whois database: Tue, 01 Apr 2008 16:18:35 UTC <<<

The Status: will tell you how “expired” the domain is.

Status: ACTIVE

An active status signifies that the domain is not expired, on hold, in redemption or pending deletion.

To renew your domain: Use the “Renew Domain” function in your Member Zone.

Status: REGISTRAR-HOLD

This signifies that the domain has expired. Very often you will see that the Expiration Date: has been pushed forward a year. It is not an accurate indicator that the domain has expired. The extension is to make possible a 40-day grace period. After expiration, the domain will lapse into a grace period of about 40 days. During this grace period, the owner can renew the domain for the same cost as a regular domain renewal, although it may take 48-72 hours for the domain to become active again.

To renew your domain: The “Renew Domain” function in your Member Zone will allow you to renew a domain that is within 30-days of expiry. After that, you will need to send your renewal request to us using our Contact Us form.

Status: REDEMPTION-PERIOD

After the 40-day grace period has lapsed, the domain will enter the Redemption Period, which can last up to 30 days. The domain name at this stage will now cost more to renew due to the manual addition to the registry. It can take several days for the domain to become active again once the fees are paid.

To renew your domain: You will need to contact us using our Contact Us form. Renewal cost will be the regular domain renewal rate + a US$100 Domain Redemption fee.

Status: PENDING-DELETE

The final step in the domain lifecycle is deletion, which occurs 5 days after the Redemption Period ends. The domain will be removed from the registry entirely and then become publicly available for registration.

If your domain is currently in the Pending Delete status, we will need to wait until the domain has been publicly released before proceeding with a re-registration. Please note that publicly available means that the domain will be back to a first come, first serve and successful re-registration is not guaranteed.

A reminder: To busy to remember your domain’s expiry date? Try Doteasy’s free domain auto-renewal service. With the auto-renewal service, we will proceed with a renewal 5-days prior to your domain’s expiration date. Login to your Member Zone to enable the free domain auto-renewal service today! Note that Doteasy also sends domain renewal reminders to the contact email addresses on file 5-days prior to domain expiration.