What is a domain name?
A domain name is the address of a web site that is intended to be easily identifiable and easy to remember, such as Yahoo.com, or Google.com. These user-friendly addresses for websites help connect computers – and people – on the Internet. Because they are easy to remember and use, domain names have become business identifiers and, increasingly, even trademarks themselves, such as Amazon.com. By using existing trademarks for domain names – Sony.com, for example – businesses attract potential customers to their websites.
It is good to have a websites for your business, each and every company try to block the domain name the moment they named their business. You can search for the availability of domain name in reservation service providers like GoDaddy.com Networksolution.com or you can reserve the domain from any of web hosting service providers.The best way is to reserve the domain name with domain registration service provider than web hosting, because sometime, you will find difficulties to change the web hosting provider after any disputes. If the domain is not available with.com extension, then you may check for regional domain extensions like .co.uk, co.in.in, com.au etc.
How to snatch your desired Domain
Business owners will get upset when the domain name related to their business was registered by some one else already. Domain name reservation is first come first serve basis and some time companies get their name back after a legal battle and this will cost you lot and can be done only by big corporate like Microsoft, they approached the court for the domain micros0ft.com. If the desired domain is registered already then check the Whois details in network solutions for the registered owner details. You can judge the age of domain from the ” Record created on ” details.
If it is too old then chances of getting the domain name is very less. Try to access the domain via browser some times it may be listed for sale by domain trader and there may be a change to buy it and the price will depend on the domain popularity.
You can also approach the domain owner to buy the domain using whois contact details and there may be a charne. Facebook.com CEO Mark Zuckerberg Launched the social network website in the name thefacebook.com because that time, some one was registered with Facebook.com. Once his web site became the most popular he bought the Facebook.com from the original owner for millions of US dollars. It is not possible for small business owners to buy back the domain at premium price and you may try to get the desired name in any of the following ways.
Note down the domain expiration details and check weather your domain is renewed or not using who is details on due date. As per the survey 30 to 40% of domain owners failed to renew the domain name. If it was not renewed on due date then be alert and you may get it back in 75 days.
Domain delete cycle.
After a due date, domain status will be set as expired,most of the domain registration service provider will send up to 3 email reminders about expiring domain to the domain admin contact set in the who is record, but owner may miss that warning email if they changed the email address. Owner may realize about the domain expiration when they are unable to access the email service or website. Owner can renew the domain again with in 45 days for domain expiration date with out any additional price.
Redemption Grace Period:
If the domain owner failed to renew the domain within 45 days of expiration date, then domain name status will be set as Redemption and owners details will be removed from whois data. Original owner still have a chance to renew the domain for another 35 days with additional fees up to US$200 based on the service provider. Owner may contact the web hosting service provider for live support via live chat or email to renew the domain.
After the redemption period of 45 days, domain will be deleted completely from the whois database with in 5 days and any one can register it after the deletion. Deletion period may be up to 5 days depends upon the service provider and you have to check the availability very frequently during this stage.
If the domain name is not much popular then you can register it from any domain registration provider or web hosting companies. Some time domain name itself a keyword then lot of people will try to get that domain name will create more competition and in that case it is safe to place a Back order with leading domain registration service provider like GoDaddy.com, Snapnames.com, Enom.com, and Pool.com. I recommend you to place the back order with more than one provider and you will get the money back if they failed to block the domain for you.