A website domain is what is otherwise
known as your 'web address'. This is the name that follows
www. for example our domain is www.hertswebcompany.co.uk
Domains are never bought outright, they are always rented
from several governing bodies.
Registering your domain name is very important. When
the most suitable domain name has been registered, it
is no longer available to everyone else. If a company
trades mainly in the UK the best domain suffix is .co.uk
This means 'a company in the UK'. The second best domain
would typically be a .com which means 'commercial'
or 'company' but often can be associated to the US.
So - if you trade as DP Plumbing for example, there
may be several other companies in UK that trade under
the same name.
If they register www.dpplumbing.co.uk then that domain
is no longer available unless they don't renew the domain,
for example if they cease trading. For this reason,
even if you don't plan on having a website now - you
would be best advised to let us register it so it is
safe for when you are ready.
To register a .co.uk we currenly charge £25
per year, but .co.uk's are registered on a 2
yearly basis - so we charge £50 per 2 years.
To register a .com we currently charge £30
per year and also register on a 2 yearly basis - so
we charge £60 per 2 years.
Note: if we start your website project within 6 weeks
of us registering your domain, this price is deducted
from the deal price.
6 Good reasons
to let us register your Domain - Sooner rather than
- Once we have registered it, effectively it's yours
- as long as you are trading and it is renewed!
- There are several domain suffixes and the best suffix
such as .co.uk is always better than a .biz
- There may be several other companies in the UK that
trade under the same name as you do. If they register
the name, then that domain is no longer available.
- There are also companies out there that search business
listings and find companies who haven't registered
their domain. These companies then register your domain
and then try and sell it back to you at vastly inflated
prices. This practice is perfectly legal.
- Registering your domain now gives you more time
to prepare for having a website. You may not plan
to have a website until later in the year - but at
least you can be safe in the knowledge that you domain
- When we have registered your domain, we can create
you a holding page on the internet. We can list your
phone number and even submit the holding page to Google
so if people do an internet search for your business
at least they will find you!