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Domain Name Registration

Every successful online business starts with a great domain name. Canvas Host offers complete domain name registration, renewal, and privacy protection services. This section of our Web site provides information to help you understand domain names and the role they play in connecting you with an online audience.

What is a Domain Name?

A domain name is a unique brand used to identify a Web site. A global registry of domain names is maintained by hundreds of domain registrars under the authority of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). A domain name consists of two parts: a Top-Level Domain (known as a TLD, such as ".com", ".net", or ".org") and a Second-Level Domain. This can be any word or number, or combination of words or number, such as "myhomebusiness" or "philosophy123", and when combined with the TLD, the full domain name emerges as "myhomebusiness.com" or "philosophy123.biz".

What is "Registering" a Domain Name?

By registering a domain name, you are laying claim to an online brand for your sole use. As part of the registration process, your name, street address, phone number, and even email address are listed on the domain name's official registry, also known as the WHOIS record. Anyone can verify your ownership of a specific domain name by performing a WHOIS lookup on the domain.

How Do I Protect My WHOIS Information?

Although it is illegal to use a WHOIS lookup to obtain a domain owner's contact information and email address, spammers often do it anyway. To protect your information against identity theft, spam, and fraud, you can opt for private registration, which anonymizes your contact information on a domain's WHOIS record. At the same time, if you operate a business and want to appear legitimate, private registration may not be right for you, as it prevents a person from knowing whether you own (and represent) the domain name or not.

Can I Get Help Searching For A Domain Name?

Absolutely. We offer a free domain name spinner that suggests alternate spellings and combinations of words to help you find the perfect domain name for your needs.

Is A Domain Name All I Need For A Web Site or Email?

No. A domain name is used to identify and locate a Web site, but in order to have a Web site and email service, you need to sign up for a Web hosting plan separately from domain registration.

A domain name is just part of the Web hosting picture, but it is the most important first step towards establishing your online identity. With our comprehensive offerings, Canvas Host takes the guess-work out of registering, renewing, and securing your domain against unauthorized use by other companies. Get started today and register your domain with Canvas Host!



 


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