A Domain Name is the first step of establishing your online presence. A domain name is a unique identifier of a website or an internet resource. Under each domain is an IP address of the server hosting a website’s content such that, when you type the domain name on a browser’s address bar, you are directed to the content in your hosting account. It is this content that we call web pages.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a domain name?
Think of your domain name as a street address for your website. Without a domain name, you'd have to tell customers to visit your site at an IP-based url, such as 184.108.40.206/~yourwebsite, instead of yourwebsite.com. Not very memorable, eh?
To be successful on the interwebs, you'll want to invest in a domain name to ensure your site has a level of professionalism, appropriate branding, and overall awesomeness.
How long does my domain name registration last? How do I renew my domain?
How long your domain registration lasts can vary depending on the domain you purchase. Many domain name registrars will allow customers to register domains for 10 years at a time, but typically customers will register domains for one to three years.
If you want to extend your registration, it’s easy to renew your domain with Digimatt Host. Which domain name extensions are available?
Digimatt Host sells the following top level domain (TLD) extensions: .com, .club, .co, .space, .us, .website, .org, .net, .store, .press, .me, .blog, .biz, .info, .host, .online, .site, and .tech.
What's the difference between buying a domain and a hosting package?
As said above, a domain name is like your website's street address, whereas web hosting is like your website's actual home — where all the files, images, and other info actually lives. Your site needs both an address and home to be up and running, but they are definitely two different things.
Buying a domain name begins once you find an available domain name, you can purchase it, register it, and ensure it's pointed to your hosting account.