In this blog post, we answer some of the most frequently asked questions about web domains and provide useful information about this important aspect of online presence and digital marketing. Read useful tips and answers to your questions, as well as an overview of the latest trends in the world of web domains. Choosing the right web domain can be a challenge, but with our helpful tips and guidelines, it will be easier than ever.
What is a web domain?
A web domain is a name used to identify web pages on the Internet. It consists of the domain name and the domain itself, i.e. the domain extension. For example, in the name google.com, “google” is the name and “.com” is the extension.
Web domain or Internet domain, which is correct?
Both terms are correct in principle and can be used in the English language for domains on the Internet. The most common name is “web domain”.
What is the connection or difference between a web domain and web hosting?
Web hosting and web domain are two different concepts, essential in web design and development, but they are related to each other. A web domain is a unique address, for each web page, that is used to access the web page on the Internet. Web hosting on the other hand is a service provided by hosting companies to host web pages on a server to make them available on the Internet. Web hosting companies therefore offer space for hosting pages and technical support for server maintenance.
So, web domain and web hosting are related to each other in the sense that it is necessary to have a web domain in order to access a website, while web hosting is needed in order to place a website on the Internet.
How to choose a domain?
There are several factors to consider when choosing a domain name. First of all, it is the relevance of the domain for your website, that is, the activity you are engaged in. You must be further guided by the factors that the web domain is easy to remember, shorter in length and easy to pronounce.
What if the domain we want is not available?
If the domain you want to register is not available, you can consider choosing another domain. Sometimes registered domains are available for purchase. If it is about attractive domains sold by individuals, the prices they can ask for can be unimaginably high. Choosing the ideal domain is not an easy task, so there are tools for searching for free domains.
Is it possible to transfer domain ownership from one owner to another?
Web domains can be transferred from one owner to another. When transferring, you should contact your domain registrar. Most often, the request is made by e-mail or a transfer form. You will most likely need to verify your identity when transferring. After the transfer, you can check the status of the transfer through a registry interface such as a WHOIS database.
How important is a web domain name for SEO optimization?
The domain name can have some influence on SEO (Search Engine Optimization), but it is not a decisive factor. The most crucial factors of good SEO optimization are high-quality and relevant content, structure and speed of web pages, quality of links, etc.
With domain names, the key factor is the relevance of the name in relation to the content, the length of the domain name, and the use of keywords. Although, you should not use keywords only for SEO optimization, but for better connection with the content.
Is it possible to have multiple domains pointing to the same website?
It is possible to have multiple domains redirected or forwarded to one domain, or web address.
Web domain registration
How to register a web domain?
Web domain registration is done through a domain registrar. They often have tools that check if a particular domain is available for registration.
How much does it cost to register a web domain?
The price of web domain registration depends on the type of web domain and on the prices of the individual registrant. Web domain registration is usually done for one year, and some registrants provide domains for free as part of their web hosting package. Certain national domains are free for companies, organizations or other legal entities.
How long does a registered web domain last?
Registration of web domains generally lasts one year, sometimes two, after which they need to be renewed. If you don’t do this, the domains can be “owned” by someone else.
How long does it take to register and activate a web domain?
Web domain registration takes from a few minutes to a few days. This depends on the type of domain you want to register and the domain registrant.
What is WHOIS and how is it used?
WHOIS is a publicly available database that contains information about web domain registrations. This service can be used to check the availability of web domains, but also for information about the owners of web domains. Unfortunately, due to the recent introduction of the GDPR standard, due to the protection of personal data, we cannot really see all information about domains. You can find the WHOIS service at: https://who.is/