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A domain name is a bit like having a home or office address, but for your website.

Each geographical location in the world could be found using map coordinates, but this is complicated and confusing. Instead of having to find someone’s home by coordinates, you can simply look up their address. That makes it way more comfortable and more convenient to find where you’re going.

A domain name functions the same way. Every location on the internet, including your website, could be found using an IP address, however, since these are complicated strings of numbers, this is a highly inconvenient method to surf the web. Instead of needing to memorise an IP address, you can use a domain name. Domains can give your website a catchy name and make it easy to remember. Otherwise known as web addresses, these are the street addresses of the internet.

When you create a website, it is located on a physical server somewhere in the world. Your domain name points to the correct server and location in that server, so if a visitor enters your domain name in the URL bar, they’ll be taken straight to the website.

Without domain names, you would have to memorise long strings of numbers. Worse still, if you’re trying to promote your website to people around the web or IRL, you’d be expecting them to memorise long strings of numbers too, which would really cut your traffic. Pretty inconvenient, right?

Nearly every website you visit has a domain name. For example, if you would like to reach Youtube.com, you can use the appropriate IP address in the range of 199.223.232.0 - 199.223.239.255. That’s a pretty long address. Instead, entering Youtube.com will take you straight to the website relevant to your region.

As well as being a more convenient shorthand, domain names also offer you the opportunity to tell users a little about what to expect when they visit your website. If you include keywords related to your business or the focus of your website, this will indicate to people entering your URL what kind of content they’ll find at your site.

Domain names consist of two main parts: a label and a top-level domain. Using YouTube as a popular example, the label would be “youtube”, meanwhile the TLD is “.com”. Combining the two gives you access to the domain name and the website. TLDs come in different shapes and sizes. The .com TLD is typically used for commercial sites, while.org is most commonly part of an organisation's website. There is a long list of different top-level domains and the possibilities of their uses.

Don’t forget, there are also country or regionally-specific website TLDs, for instance, .co.uk for the United Kingdom, .de for Germany, or .cd for Congo. These are referred to as country code top-level domains, or ccTLDs, and are generally used when the website owner aims to target only traffic from a specific location. If you want to have a more international audience, it’s advisable to stick to more generic TLDs.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN as it’s called for short, is the institution that has registered over 330 million domains. When the internet was first created, and there weren’t many websites, there was only a need for a handful of TLDs. As the web expanded, there arose a need for more TLDs. As ICANN introduced more TLDs, they started to create some which suited specific industries or niches. Some of the now officially recognised TLDs include: .xyz, .clothing, .ventures and many more.

A domain name is what will guide visitors to your website. It has the potential to be part of your brand, grow your visitor base, and be an easy way to access your project from anywhere in the world. A domain name can be as important to your business as a logo, slogan, or even company name, so making sure you find the right one is crucial. Be sure to think wisely before choosing your domain name!

Registering a domain name is a way to make sure that you have the rights to use that domain name for a set period. This process goes through a registrar, like Hostinger.

Once your domain is pointing to your website, users who type your domain name into their URL bar will land on your website, and any links to your domain will also direct to your website as well. This is by far the easiest way for people to find your website and its content.

A domain can do much more than just point a visitor to your website, though. Other services can be associated with your domain. The most common functions are subdomains and emails.

Subdomains would look something like https://subdomain.domain.co.uk, and allow you to create unique spaces on your website dedicated to a specific topic or service, for instance, your blog or a forum. Linking your emails to your domain means you can have your very own professional looking email address like yourname@domain.co.uk, which will convey an air of authority to your brand.

You can carry out a quick domain check before registering to see which names are available.

Have you bought a domain with a different provider other than Hostinger, and now want to switch? Luckily, domain names are interoperable, which means you can easily transfer your registered domain from one registrar or provider to another. You can quickly change your hosting provider and migrate your name.

If you’d like to switch your hosting provider to Hostinger, we make the process as easy as possible for you. We’ll handle everything technical, so you can just kick back. You’ll even benefit from the same perks as if you’d bought your domain from us to begin with.

The list of reasons is very long, but we’ll knock it down to the most important ones.

First of all, the domain name you have is part of your brand. Nothing makes a brand look worse than a domain name like brand.wordpress.com. Your brand requires investment: not investing in a domain name sends the message that you don’t care about your brand.

Another important reason is stability. Most people seek hosting providers and buy domain names when they want control over their website. If you make your living by selling on eBay, Etsy or a similar retailer, and they happen to change their terms of service, you may be in big trouble. Having your own website means you are your own boss and you are independent of changes out of your control.

A domain grants you complete control. Once registered it is your property, and you have full control over what you want to do with it. Any associated emails, site access and many other features are under your supervision and control. So long as the internet exists and you own your domain, you’ll be able to rest safe in the knowledge that no one else has a say over what you feature there.

The design of any website you keep at your domain is entirely up to you, and how you allow users to interact with your domain is also within your control.

Lastly, we must have to touch on SEO (search engine optimisation) - a fundamental building block of the modern web presence. SEO is the practice of making sure that your website is listed and high ranking on the results pages of search engines like Google. You’ll need to make sure that your website is associated with terms, known as keywords, that are related to your business of website focus.

SEO makes sure that the right people find you online and keeps organic traffic flowing to your website without the need to pay for advertising. Given that most internet users trust Google to provide them with trusted websites in search results, being a top-ranking domain for relevant keywords is crucial for the success of your enterprise.

Your domain influences two main factors of ranking: time and citation. Search engines are more favourable to older domains, which means it is vital that you secure a domain name as quickly as possible. Having a domain online for longer allows search engine bots to ‘crawl’ your site more frequently and thoroughly. This in turn allows the search engine to better understand what is at your domain, and to index your website in the appropriate places.

Secondly, your SEO depends on citation - the number and quality of links that point to your domain. When carrying out SEO on your domain, you’ll most likely try and get other domains with a strong search ranking to send links to your domain. This indicates to search engines that people are interested in your website, and that it can be trusted. If you use a free subdomain, someone else is getting all the benefits of your hard work.

Domain names are so subjective and specific to individual needs, that only you will know when a domain name is perfect. This said, we can still offer you some guidelines that will help you make the right choice.

The first step is looking towards your project or business. The whole point of a domain name is that it should reflect the content and focus of the website that can be found there, and these indicators are relevant both in the main name and the TLD. The starting point in your decision process should always be your own needs.

For example, if you are making a website for your business, it might be wise for you to try looking for a domain that has the name of your company and a popular TLD like .co.uk or .com. These TLDs give an indicator to visitors that they’re on a company website, and are likely to be able to learn about your brand and potentially make a purchase from you.

If you’re starting a blog, you may have a little more freedom. It’s advisable that you try to use the same domain as your blog’s name, which will make it easier for visitors who enjoyed your content to find your blog again. After that you’ve settled on a name, you should take a minute to think of a TLD that will suit your blog best - perhaps you can incorporate the TLD into the name itself.

The next simple step is to check domain availability, to see if your desired name is available for registration.

The golden rule of choosing a domain says that it should be short and memorable. Think of all the media titans: YouTube, Snapchat, Facebook, and others. While their names might not exactly be words that are in common usage before they were established, their names are simple to spell, say, and remember, making them powerful tools for brand building. You should choose your domain name keeping this in mind. When you have that chance of success, grab it fast.

Since the internet has millions upon millions of websites live at any given time, using all kinds of domain names it is at times hard to find a simple domain name with a single dictionary word name. Searching around for an available domain exactly the same or similar to your dream name can be a hassle, but you can come up with some great alternatives that might be even better.

Lastly, once you have the domain name you want, you need to make sure that users aren’t going to be confused with other domains or brands already on the internet. It’s advisable that you go through social media sites and be sure to make accounts with the same name. You can also Google your desired domain name to make sure that there aren’t other, similar domains that might take authority away from your brand.

Because social media profiles aren’t necessarily clearly linked to your domain, making sure that no one else has a handle too similar to your domain will protect your brand by ensuring that no one will post on its behalf.

If you really can’t make up your mind, then it’s really no problem. You can easily register multiple domains, and simply keep them in your back pocket until you choose to use them or sell them again. Whatever happens, those domains will be yours to use as you see fit. Since you can register most domains for less than a dollar, you can give yourself plenty of choices without breaking the bank.

No, not really. Domains always remain the same, and once a domain is registered and purchased, you own it for the specified length of time in its specific form. You are unable to change it by making small edits, but you can sell it if you choose to and purchase another domain more to your liking.

That’s not to say that your website will always be stuck at the same domain, though. If you are interested in a new domain name for your project, purchasing, registering and pointing your new domain name to your current project is easy. You simply need to get your hands on the new domain you want to own, and then point that new domain to your existing website.

While it is, strictly speaking, possible to move your project to different domain names, it is best not to do that often. Firstly, you stand the risk of confusing your visitors, who are likely to form a habit of visiting the domain name they initially associate with your brand. They may even have your domain bookmarked, meaning they might not be able to find your website if you move it. Make sure your users don’t get lost or confused!

Moreover, moving your domain too often will have a negative impact on your SEO efforts. When a search engine like Google indexes your website, it does so by associating your content with your domain. Moving to a different domain effectively means you’ll need to start all over again with SEO. If you rely on organic search traffic for making a success of your website, it’s advisable to try not to change your domain name.

This depends on how long you want the domain for, and for how long it is available. The minimum period for registering a domain name is one year, but obviously, you can purchase it and just leave it empty if you don’t need it right away. If you would like to keep it safe for longer, you can claim it for a maximum of three years. If you’d like to keep your domain for longer than three years, or indefinitely, you’ll need to be sure to renew your registration in time.

We encourage users to renew their domain names, making sure you don’t lose them for as long as you need them. Don’t worry. We’ll send out emails that will remind you when is a good time to start thinking about a renewal. Before your domain is made publicly available again you’ll get first refusal on renewing it for another year or more. This way, you won’t be surprised if you suddenly lose your domain.

No, don’t worry about that. You do not need to add www., outside of that - it’s purely a matter of personal choice and styling. If you add it, it’s not a problem, but it won’t change the availability of your chosen name whether or not you include it. You can check domain name availability with or without it.

Just to be clear, www in front of your domain name is a simple subdomain. It's not a part of the actual domain name itself. The important thing here is to be consistent in your options. Make sure your users don’t get confused by changes.

About 10 years ago, it would be wise to include www before your domain. Historically, www was used to indicate that the website is part of the world wide web, rather than some other computer network. It was a way of indicating to your computer’s browser where you wanted to be surfing. Nowadays, since www is the standard for all websites on the internet, it is entirely unnecessary to include it.

If users enter your domain with or without the www prefix into their browser’s URL bar, they’ll be directed to your website exactly the same way.

We’ve designed our Domain Checker tool to make it as straightforward to use as possible to perform a domain check. You simply need to enter the domain name you want to check the availability of into the search bar, then hit search.

It has a few features that will help while choosing the perfect domain name.

First of all, we recommend having a few options in mind. At this point, you should think of the label, not the extension. Once you have an idea or two, try entering them one at a time. Hostinger will search all available domains with that label, and we’ll show you what TLDs are available for registration.

Lastly, don’t be afraid to get creative and try a few options. Try different spellings or variations on the name you want, and see if there’s an interesting alternative you’d be equally happy using.

Hostinger’s checker tool is completely free to use, so you can check as many domains as you like, without having to pay a penny until you make a registration.

Lastly, don’t be afraid to get creative and try a few options. The domain checker tool is entirely free, so you can use it as long as you need to!

Hostinger accepts everyone, which means you can register a domain name immediately and without any unnecessary hurdles. We make the process quick and easy so that you can get on with the important work of creating your beautiful website. You don’t need to be an existing user to use the domain checker either!

However, when registering the domain name we will need some necessary personal information, in case of any problems. The only other thing you will need is a valid payment method.

If you are not an existing customer, or do not have an account, but wish to transfer your domain to our registrar, you can do it quickly and easily! We will need some extra information about your domain, but we’ll guide you step by step through the process, and will handle all the technical stuff ourselves, to make your life simpler.

You definitely can! Since Hostinger offers better rates, more perks, and more reliable hosting than many of our competitors, we have plenty of demand for transferring domains from other hosting providers to us. Because of this, we made this process easy and straightforward. Your domain is your property, not that of the company’s that you registered with.

However, your domain name must meet some requirements. If you’d like to find out more about transferring your domain name then click here to visit our domain transfer page. It’s easy to get started and we provide all of the information you’ll need to walk you through the process.

We handle everything technical to do with the transfer of your domain, so you can just sit back and let it happen.

Top-level domains or TLDs for short, are the last part of a web address, that follows the last dot. Examples of TLDs are .co.uk, .com, .gov, etc. You need to pair your label (name of the site, i.e. Hostinger) with a TLD.

Many different websites can share the same label domain, but if they have different TLDs, they will be distinct domains. So www.example.com would be a totally different domain from www.example.co.uk - two separate people could own the domains, and they could have totally different content.

Commonly a TLD can give a visitor an insight into your website. .co.uk implies that the site is from the UK, or for a UK-based audience, while .gov indicates that the site represents a government institution.

There are two main categories of TLDs: country-code TLDs (ccTLD) and generic TLDs (gTLD).

Using a rare or unusual TLD is a great way to get your hands on a label that you want to use, but which is unavailable as a more common .com or .co.uk TLD.

A country-code TLD is a category of top-level domains that indicated a country. They are designed to tell both users and search engines that the site is designed for an audience based in a specific region. A .com website is a generic TLD that is used for a generic site, while for example google.co.uk is designed for a visitor in the UK.

If you use a ccTLD, .co.uk for instance, that doesn’t mean that your domain is only accessible from that location. Your domain can be visited by users around the world, but some users may avoid ccTLDs which they don’t view as relevant to them.

gTLDs otherwise known as generic Top-Level domains are the widest used and most common type of TLD. They have more registrations than all other ccTLDs combined.

The classic gTLDs are .com, .org, .net, .edu, .gov and .mil. Due to the massive explosion of content on the web, new gTLDs are being recognized and put into wide use. Examples include: .xyz - the new .com, .online, .shop and many others.

You should use a gTLD if you want to tell users and search engines that you have a universal appeal.

It takes no time at all! We made the domain registration process quick and easy.

Provided it’s available, once you’ve selected your chosen domain name and made a payment, registration is instant.

Better yet, the activation process is immediate, meaning you can start working as soon as possible.

Hostinger offers a free domain name with premium and business hosting plans. You can get started with web hosting and a free domain name for just £3.99/month. So once you’ve used the domain checker to settle on the perfect domain name, don’t delay - sign up today and snatch it up!

There are three main courses of action that can help you if you find that the domain name you want is taken.

First of all, you can try and search for an alternative TLD. Our domain checker makes this process easy - we’ll automatically give you suggestions that might suit your project.

Secondly, you can try a different word combination for your label! This might be a great way to have a fresh look at your domain name idea and work on it a little bit more, adding a word or term that will both expand the quality and give you an alternative!

Thirdly, it is always a good idea to think of alternatives before going to search for a domain name. There’s no single right answer, but the possibilities of what you can find are nearly endless!

Commonly referred to as WHOIS protection, privacy protection makes sure that your personal details cannot be found using WHOIS.

WHOIS is a public database that contains and archives data about domain names and registrars. In this specific case, a user without privacy protection would have some information publicly accessible. This would be: when the domain was registered, who registered it and when it expires.

Privacy is a fundamental human right. Therefore we recommend getting privacy protection when registering your domain name.

Privacy protection will hide your name, address, contact details, and other information.

Firstly, all of those TLDs are generic TLDs. Which means they belong to the same category. Generic TLDs are typically used for projects which do not have a specific regional audience in mind.

.com - stands for commercial. Normally this gTLD is used for commercial websites or companies.

.org - stands for organisation. Most international organisations use this TLD to make their type of website clear.

It’s worth mentioning that there aren’t any official rules for the use of gTLDs, which means you can experiment, and effectively use a TLD with whatever project, but it is recommended to try and make them appropriate to your activities to keep your message to the user clear.

If you want to host a website, ideally you’re going to need both web hosting and a domain name. On a basic level, a domain name is the address of your business, while web hosting is the actual building.

In a way it is like software and hardware, to get the most - you need them both. When they’re working together, it makes for a successful path. That’s why it is recommended to both register a domain and use hosting services from a single provider.

You can receive these two services from different providers, but it’s not recommended as there might be roadblocks that have the potential to eat up a lot of your precious time. That and it purchases the services much more expensive!