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Domain names: an essential element for any website
When you are considering the creation of a new website, a domain name is quite often the first thing that comes to mind.
In the beginning, the Internet relied solely on IP addresses to identify web pages, which worked at the time because there were relatively few websites and they were not accessible to a wide audience. The format we all know today was created to replace this system because strings of digits were complicated for humans to memorize.
Today, websites usually use an address that starts with "www" followed by a domain name and its domain name extension, or TLD – Top Level Domain (‘.com’, ‘.de’, ‘.co.uk’, etc.)
What is a Domain Name?
Appearing in the address bar for each of your website's pages, a domain name often corresponds to the name of the company or brand which owns the site. It takes the shape of ‘example.com’, ‘example.fr’, etc. While you can choose any available domain name you like, most companies opt for a domain name that enhances the recognition of their company or brand name.
When you purchase and register a domain name (such as ‘example.com’), you create a unique and unalterable address. Modifying the slightest element in this domain name is equivalent to creating a second one, including different extensions. Thus, ‘example.com’ and ‘example.net’ may direct the users to two distinct websites belonging to two different people and dealing with completely unrelated topics.
What is the role of a domain name?
Central to your website’s URL (or address), this element is used to identify your online presence and allows Internet users to find you on the worldwide web.
A domain name is the name you select to represent you on the Internet. Users can therefore continue to access your website by typing in the same address even if its hosting situation were to change.
Domain name availability
With so many different websites on the internet needing to be identified, you must claim your own unique website by registering it, which is the role of a registrar such as Gandi. When you purchase a domain from Gandi, it will be considered ‘unavailable’ to anyone wishing to register the same domain name for a minimum of one year. This domain name is reserved for you, and you are free to use it for your own site without running the risk of it no longer being available. Check your domain's availability.
Domain name renewal
It is possible to reserve a domain name before beginning to use it. Similarly, renewing your domain when it is about to expire (usually after one year) is just as important. If you allow your domain to expire, it will become available to other Internet users once more. However, Gandi does offer automatic renewal.
Domain name transfer
Just as you may change your hosting service, it is also possible to change domain name registrars. If you already own a domain name, transferring it allows you to make Gandi your new registrar.
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