One of the first main components that you need to consider when creating your website is domain name registration. Websites are hosted on servers, which are connected to the internet and given an IP address to identify them. The main purpose of a domain name is to provide a textual address that corresponds to the servers numerical IP address. Textual names (such as liquidtreedesign.com) are easier to remember than numerical IP addresses (such as 126.96.36.199).
Top level domains (TLD) are the group of letters that follow the last period in a domain name. Examples of the most common TLDs are: .com, .org and .net. .com is the most common TLD in use today. When choosing your domain name, you must also decide under which TLD to register. For some tips on choosing a TLD for your website, see our article about domain registration tips.
When you decide to create a website, you need to decide on a domain name for your site. This is the text that appears before the TLD (e.g., "liquidtreedesign"). For tips on choosing your domain name, see our article about domain registration tips.
Once you have chosen your domain name(s), the next step involves registering the domain name. When one or your customers enters your domain name into their browser, their request to view your site will be sent to a domain name server (DNS). A DNS is a server that implements a name-service protocol, translating the domain name into an IP address. DNS servers are akin to the traffic directors of the internet; they tell internet users where to go to see the websites that they want to see. By registering your domain name, you are essentially adding your website to the list that a DNS keeps.
We provide domain name registration services. You simply need to tell us what name(s) you wish to register.