|What is a
Domain names are the
familiar, easy to remember names for computers on the Internet (such as
depalma-enterprises.com). They match to numbers (called Internet
Protocol numbers) that serve as addresses on the Internet. Domain names
are a convenient way of locatinginformation and reaching others
on the Internet.
Do I need my
own domain name?
It is not necessary
to use a separate domain name for a web site. If your web site
audience can find the site in another way, your site can be part of
another domain, such as depalma-enterprises.com. Many
organizations, however, prefer to have their own names.
What does it
mean to "register" a domain name?
The Internet domain
name system (DNS) is made up of a directory 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. Information about who is
responsible for domain names is publicly available to allow rapid
resolution of technical problems and to permit enforcement of consumer
protection, trademark, and other laws.
What is the
advantage of owning a domain name?
One of the main
advantages of owning your own name is that you can keep your Email
address permanent. Many clients change their personal intenet
connections multiple times. They go from aol to mediaone to att.
and they have to change their email address each time they move.
When you own your own domaine name you can publicize your address
as email@example.com and your mail will stay the same wherever
you go. We simply forward it to your new address just like the
post office does when you move your house.
Your address stays
the same as long as you own the domain name. Think of the savings
when you have to reprint business
organizations can keep the same address for contact. Mail sent
to firstname.lastname@example.org can go to the current officer and
when the new administration takes over, we forward the mail to new
will register the name you select with Network Solutions
- InterNIC. You can choose the number of years you wish to purchase
from 1-10 years. We
charge $35.00 per year to maintain your registration with
accredited by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
(ICANN) are authorized to register .com, .net, .org and .biz
names in the registry. DePalma Enterprises will complete your
registration process and payment.