A web domain name is a sequence of letters and/or numbers/hyphens separated by one or more periods (".") that act as a pointer to a unique numerical address (IP) on a computer network such as the Internet. That address may host publicly available content (e.g a web site), or maybe a private intranet.
A web domain name always ends with an extension of 2 or 3 characters. These characters can signify the country the website address is associated with or the type of organization, but this isn't always the case - more on that below.
They operate under the Domain Name System (DNS), which is essentially the address book of the Internet that helps direct visitors to your website by translating the name into its related IP address number sequence and locating where the resource is stored. Learn more about how DNS works.
Domain Resellers are organizations or individuals who have less than 1000 domain names and have not yet invested in becoming an Accredited Registrar. Some of the common reasons behind this include exorbitant setup fees and strict requirements by the governing bodies, such as ICANN. Others simply do not have the time or resources to invest in developing enterprise EPP systems which are a requirement as part of any Registrar agreement.
Domains registered through a reseller will typically show the Registrar and Registrant info on a whois search. As a ZA Domains Reseller, you are in control of what information is displayed on the Uniforum SA Whois page. This information is referred to as a contact or registrant. Any domains registered under a reseller account will always show ourselves as the Registrar and whomever you elect as the registrant.
Domain Resellers pay Harvard Host for their domain registration and renewals.
Domain Registrars are those organizations who have completed the Technical Accreditation and met the basic conditions set out by the particular governing body, ie ZA Central Registry.
Domains which are registered by a Registrar will show the Registrar’s contact information on the whois, including the contact / registrant that they assign to the domain during the registration or transfer process.
Registrars pay Central Registry for their domain registrations and renewals.
Domain names are made up of a series of strings, each separated by a dot. The last string of a domain is referred to as the top-level domain (TLD), the second level is the name, for example 'siteopia' in www.siteopia.com and a third level refers to the www. part.
Once you have decided on a domain name and a service provider you should use the domain name search function to check the availability of your domain name. When registering your domain name you will be required to provide a Registrant Name, this is the person or company who you want to be the legal owner of the domain name.
You can often register a domain name for multiple years, which is often good for creating longevity for your domain name.
We will contact customers via email about 30 days before the domain is due for renewal. You can then decide whether to renew the domain name or not. For this reason, we always ask customers to ensure that their email address is valid, working and up-to-date, to ensure they get such messages.
Harvard Host, as the Leading and Unlimited Hosting Company online offers you numerous ways to commence your own web hosting business with a wide range of choices, for example, like our cheapest reseller hosting plans on both platform Linux and Windows. In our reseller plans, you can host up different domain names on your reseller web hosting account with us.