How domain names are registered

Started by anika.thakur, Jan 01, 2023, 04:09 AM

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Could you explain how people who are straightforward can register domain names?
I'm familiar with two well-known ones: godaddy and namecheap. In addition, there are multiple hosting providers that offer registration services.

Can you guide me on creating a domain name, and what the process entails?
Hosting is comparatively easy since it's essentially a server, but how does domain registration work?
To put it simply, how can I ensure that a domain belongs to me and not any other company?

As for my personal opinion, I believe that domain registration is a crucial aspect of establishing an online presence. It's important to select a reputable company and secure your domain rights by following the necessary procedures.


Root DNS servers exist and serve the "." zone, which includes a list of all first-level domains. These domains belong to specific entities, such as for the company Verizon.
When registering a domain like, it's necessary to include information in the com zone. This includes adding a line like "superdomain IN NS to the com zone," as well as relevant IP addresses and whois database information.
Zone owners are responsible for this process, but they can delegate these responsibilities to registrars.
To create a new first-level domain, negotiations with the owner of the root DNS servers (ICANN) are required. To put it simply, their permission is needed to make changes to the root zone.

In my opinion, understanding the technicalities of domain registration can be complex, but it's essential to ensure that your website is properly set up and recognized online. It's important to consult with experienced professionals and registrars to navigate the process successfully.


I'll provide instructions for Namecheap as I'm not familiar with other providers.

To get started, fill out the questionnaire at Namecheap and send any necessary documents. Once that's done, you're officially a customer. Pick a domain name or your desired service and deposit funds into your account accordingly (prices are listed on their website) to place an order.
If any actions are required on your end, like configuring a third-party server, complete them. Some services begin immediately, while others, including domain registration, may have a delay. You'll receive a notification once they've initiated the service.

When choosing a domain name, you can invent one, but it must be available for registration, which can be a challenge since all the "good" names are most likely taken. There's no limit to the length of the name, although shorter names are preferable, usually no longer than six characters.

It's important to note that you cannot buy a domain name; instead, you rent it like an apartment and must pay to keep it active. After paying, you'll gain the right to administer the name however you want, such as linking it to a server or not.

Can someone else take your domain away? No, if you've paid for the lease, the domain is rightfully yours. However, there are circumstances where the agreement can be terminated, so avoid sensitive areas such as politics, corporate interests, or criminal activity.
While domain partitioning is a rare and extreme measure, it's not unheard of. Understanding the process and potential risks is crucial in establishing and maintaining a safe online presence.

In my view, taking extra precautions when selecting a domain name and consistently monitoring its security can help prevent any issues down the line. Consulting with professionals in the domain registration field can also aid in managing potential threats and ensuring a smooth process.


Not all domain buyers seek out specialists for website development, with the majority choosing to either design their own website (often using a CMS) or employing website designers. Professional web development for resale is also prevalent.
Additionally, domains can be bought and sold as commodities on the domain market, although the cost of purchasing a new domain (excluding auctions) is significantly lower than website development costs.
Considering this, it's more appropriate to think of domain registration and naming as closely linked since they relate directly to the domain name.

From my perspective, creating and managing a website involves various factors beyond domain registration, such as web design, marketing, and search engine optimization. As such, it's essential to find experienced professionals who can provide comprehensive services to ensure an effective online presence.