Where to register a domain and what are the subtleties?

Started by Inetscope, Aug 07, 2022, 07:41 AM

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I'm interested in registering a domain name for my home computer with a permanent IP address. However, when I started searching for where to register it, I got overwhelmed by the vast number of different companies available. I used to think that there were only a few registrars, but apparently, there are many more than I thought.

Here are a few questions that I have:

1. Is it true that a domain name costs around $10 per year?
2. Who is the domain name issued to? For example, if I find the company where I registered the domain name to be unreliable, can I transfer it to another company?
3. Can you recommend a reliable registrar (I am still undecided whether to choose .com or .org)? Please note that I only want honest personal recommendations; any advertising offers of organizations will not be considered.
4. What are the potential pitfalls to consider when registering a domain name? Naturally, I'm concerned about ensuring that my domain name won't be taken away from me later on.


Here are some point-by-point answers regarding domain name registration:

1. The cost of registering a domain name may vary depending on the provider you choose. It's important to select a reliable provider that pays all taxes to the higher organization on time. Cheaper options may end up costing you more in the long run, as some companies may fail to pay special taxes required for registration.

2. Domain names are issued in the owner's name, along with the contact information for the administrator and technical support. These can all be listed under one address and person.

3. When selecting a provider, it's essential to choose one with a good reputation and accessible customer support. This will make it easier to resolve any problems that may arise.

4. To avoid potential issues with your website, it's important to refrain from spreading political misrepresentations or personal accusations, including any Nazi or terrorist content. Additionally, avoid providing illegal direct links to download programs, audio, and video content, as this can result in hefty fines and even imprisonment.

Finally, if you plan on using your home computer as a server, it's recommended to select a hosting provider that allows you to create your own NS server in the registry. Another option is to use forwarding in the DNS servers zone directly to your computer, which can save you money on hosting fees. Make sure to have a constant IP address, and consider having two addresses for two servers.


When registering a domain, one of the first decisions to make is which domain zone to use. For example, if the site is in French, it would be best to use the .FR zone, while a site in multiple languages might be better suited for the COM zone.

Once you have decided on the domain zone, it's time to think about the name of your site. The ideal name should be short and easy for users to remember. However, it's important to check that the name is not banned or has not been used on a previously banned site. To do this, input the name into a search engine to see if any previous sites with that name exist.

Another issue to consider is the binding of your domain name to a specific hosting. Be wary of ads offering "free" second-level domains when paying for six months of hosting. In some cases, the domain name is issued to the hosting company rather than the website owner, so it's critical to read all information carefully before registering your domain with a particular web hosting service.

As for additional input, it's important to note that choosing the right domain name is key to increasing online visibility and attracting visitors to your site. Take your time to research and select a name that is both memorable and relevant to the content of your site. Additionally, be aware of potential scams or misleading offers when registering your domain, and always read the fine print before agreeing to anything.