What is a Domain Name?
A domain name is an address or location on the Internet where information or activities can be found, such as a website. Domain names are formed by following the rules of the
Domain Name System or DNS. A typical domain name would look like
this – www.example.ie – You will need a domain name along with a hosting package,
to publish your website and setup email, or to use a website builder.
Domain Name Registration
In order to use a domain name you will need to register that domain first, it can be
a name of your choice provided it is available and has not been registered by anyone else.
Many domain names are unrestricted and as long as the domain is available anyone can register,
such as .com .net .biz domains.
Some domains have registration criteria, requested when you apply to register.
Hosting Ireland has a fully automated online domain search and registration system.
Domain Registration Fees
The registration fee for a domain name is usually for a period of one year or multiples of one year and must be paid when you submit your application.
In order to keep your domain active you must renew your domain fees each year, failure to do so could mean someone else could register your domain when the domain expires.
- Located in Ireland
- Free DNS services*
- Free URL forwarding*
- Free Support
* These services are only provided for domains registered or transferred to Hosting Ireland.
Hosting Ireland offers you competitive domain name registration prices for all of the most popular domain names. United Kingdom and .com domains for businesses with a global presence.
Domain Registration Includes:
- Park your domain name – Keeping the domain reserved for later use.
- Setup free domain name redirection – Directing any traffic to another domain.
- ID Protection (Optional) – Certain domains allow you to restrict your details from being published publicly in the WHOIS by applying a fee (.com .net .info .org .biz .gov.bd only) or an opt-out feature