Having a domain name is the first step to creating an online profile for your business. A domain name should be unique to your business to ensure the best brand recognition.
Domain names tend to work best when they are derived from your business name, for example our domain name is onepointhosting.com which is an exact match to our business name OnePoint Hosting.
It is best to ensure that your domain name is short, memorable, and represents your business. If you own XYZ Pizza & Pasta you should use xyzpizza.comeg1 or xyzpizzapasta.comeg2 don't use a name like xyzfoodsupplies.comeg3.
As you can tell from eg1 & eg2 just by looking at the domain name you can tell what the website will be about, where eg3 is a little vague in what it offers because we wouldn't know that they offer takeaway pizza or pasta. Where eg3 would more appropriate is for a food supply company that might sell ingredients such as flour, fresh produce, etc. to stores like XYZ Pizza.
Domain names are like contacts in your phone book, they convert names to numbers to make reaching an online service easier. Behind every networked service and device such as phones, computers, websites, etc. there is a address system call IP (internet protocol) which is a string of numbers that look like 10.238.152.183 or FE80:0000:0000:0000:0202:B3FF:FE1E:8329 depending on the IP version being used.
As you could imagine trying to type numbers in every time you wanted to access a website, send an email, etc. would become not only tedious but hard to memorise also.
To solve this the do domain name system (DNS) resolves domain names such as example.com into IP addresses to make it easier for people to remember.
Domain names are categorised as Top Level Domains (TLDs) and are broken into the following sub categories; Generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs), Country Code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs) and Internationalised Country Code Top Level Domains (IDN ccTLD). Underneath your TLDs you have Second Level Domains and even Third Level Domains.
A gTLD refers to your most common domain names which are .com, .net, .org, .biz and .info.
A ccTLD refers to domain names where the owner is from the country that domain is assigned to. Examples of ccTLDs are .us (United States), .it (Italy), .tv (Tuvalu), etc. however many countries have allowed businesses and individuals to purchase domains even if they are not from that country, there are also some countries that have stopped allowing ccTLD registration such as Australia.
An IDN ccTLD is a domain name that is specially encoded to allow non-latin characters to be displayed. We do not offer these domains at OnePoint Hosting at this time unfortunatly.
A second level domain is what is most common in Australia for example .com.au, .net.au, .org.au, etc. however second and third level domains can become confusing because once you add the name to the extension then it changes the type of domain it is for example; onepointhosting.com is a second level domain whereas onepointhosting.com.au is a third level domain where previously .com was a TLD and .com.au was a Second Level Domain.
At OnePoint Hosting we are proud to be able to offer an extensive range of domian names at competative pricing. We strive on being able to make the online world afforable for everyone from your small time hobbiests to you larger corporations. We hope you can find the domain name you are searching for at a price that won't break your bank!
The below pricing is a short list of some of our most popular domains.
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If you would like professional assistance selecting the domain names that works best for your business contact us today and we can work with you in matching a domain to your business to help you get on top in the online world!