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What is a Search Engine and what is it's purpose?
Q. I thought a search engine always produced the most relevant results to my queries?
Q. What is a domain name?
Q. What does it mean to register a domain name?
Q. What is the Domain Name System (DNS)?
Q. What's in a good domain name?
Q. What is domain name parking?
Q. How do I know if a domain is taken?
Q. I've found my domain name and it's available what do I do now?
Q. What sort of prices do you pay for domains?
Q. Can I resell my domain name?
Q. I've received an email from Nominet, is this a scam?
Search engines are sites like Google, AOL, MSN or Yahoo where searches for information on the Internet are conducted. Searches are conducted by typing keywords or key phrases into the search box and then reviewing the results.
Search engine optimization is the process of getting a website ranked in the top search engine results under certain keywords. For example, if you own a business that sells holistic products in Aberdeen, you would probably want to rank well when a searcher typed in “holistic products Aberdeen” in the keyword box. If you run a charity that provides international aid to hungry children, you may want to be in the top ten results when a searcher typed in “children's charities” or “international charity.”
Yes and No. Unfortunately, having a good website is not enough. Why? Search engines look for very specific information such as: the content (text) and the underlying code and of the website. If the search engine doesn’t find what it’s looking for, the search engine will most often not recognize your site as being relevant. Search engines must attempt to sort over 30 million domains and, of course, each of these domains can have dozens of pages. The fact is, search engines are doing the best they can to return relevant results, but the fact that they must have criteria by which to sort these results creates a need for search engine optimization.
What is a domain
A domain name is the name you type into the address bar of a browser (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox) to get to a site on the web. For example: alltherapies.org, mentalguru.co.uk, or thedivinematrix.com are all domain names.
What does it mean to register a domain name?
To preserve order on the Internet, and to ensure that no two people ever own the same domain name. The Internet domain name system (DNS) consists of a directory, organized hierarchically, of all the domain names and their corresponding computers registered to particular companies and persons using the Internet. When you register a domain name, it will be associated with the computer on the Internet you designate during the period the registration is in effect. From that computer, you can create a website which will be accessible to Internet users around the world.
What is the Domain Name System?
The Domain Name System (DNS) helps users to find their way around the Internet. Every computer on the Internet has a unique address - just like a telephone number - which is a rather complicated string of numbers. It is called its "IP address" (IP stands for "Internet Protocol"). IP Addresses are hard to remember.
When you wish to transfer from one hosting company to another this IP address is changed in your control panel to the new hosting company servers IP address.
What's in a good domain
A good domain name is short (1 to 3 words), easy to remember, and representative of your business.
What is domain parking?
Because domain names are selling at such a rapid rate (over 10,000 per day!) many people choose to buy and save their domain name before they have even built their web sites associated with the name. This is called domain name paring.
I've found my domain name and it's available what do I do now?
If you have found your desired domain name is free, then I suggest you buy it! Contact me and I will get you the best deal for your domain name, it can be arranged by email or over the phone, by providing me with your personal and credit card details.
What sort of prices do you pay for domains?
.com ~ £10.45 a year* including VAT
.co.uk ~ £4.33 a year* including VAT
.org ~ £10.45 a year* including VAT
.net ~ £10.45 a year* including VAT
.eu ~ £10.45 a year* including VAT
You may find cheaper, but be aware! They
are not always better, as they may not have email accounts
included, or be a reputable company that has been well established.
I will always provide a domain registrar that is reliable, well
established, as well as cost effective.
*Subject to Change at anytime
Can I resell
my domain name?
Of course! Once you've registered it, it's yours. You can sell it to whomever you like. In fact, if you have a good domain name, reselling it could be quite lucrative. The domain name business.com sold for over 3.5 million pounds! Simply contact me and I will arrange transfer pf the domain name to your buyer.
I've received an email from Nominet, is this a
No, this is a standard practice now. You have to visit the site and confirm your details as you first registered them. This enables you to receive your certificate of ownership, as well as a login and password for the future in case you need to make any amendments such as a new address.
However, if you do receive any emails or letters from
anyone other than your domain registrar, myself or Nominet, then
please contact me immediately they could possibly be scammers
tricking you into registering with them.
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