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What is a Domain Name and what you can do with one?
A domain name is the first part of a website address after the “www.” You enter this into a web browser (e.g. www.mydomain.com) to find a web page on the internet. It is also the last part after the “@” sign in an email address. Domain names are useful for business and personal use – for having your own website, online shop and email address.
You can do a lot with a domain name, from creating your own personal email address to building a website. To get the most out of your domain name you will need a Web Hosting package to get the website online.

What is a TLD and which should I choose?
TLD stands for Top Level Domain, and is the extension following the final dot in a domain name. e.g. The TLD in www.chriswebsitecreantions.co.uk is .co.uk.
There are different types of TLDs:

Generic Top Level Domains (gTLD)
For example .com .gov these are typically used for organisations
Country Code Top Level Domains (ccTLD)
For example .uk for the United Kingdom
Unsponsored Top Level Domains (uTLD)

For example .biz .info are used for various different services
The choice of TLD is really down to your preference – .com is often seen as international whereas .co.uk is seen as UK only. You may find that the most popular domains are already taken. Registering several types of domain name can be a good idea though, as it stops other people from registering your name and leaves it ready for you to use either right away or in the future.

Domain Price Registration conditions:
.co.uk £2.99 per year This top-level domain is used for commercial purposes within the UK
.me.uk £2.99 per year* This top-level domain is intended for personal use
.org.uk £2.99 per year* This top-level domain is intended for organisations in the UK
.com £9.99 per year Normally used for a company with international contacts
.info £9.99 per year Normally used for informational websites
.eu £9.99 per year* Specialised for companies and individuals based in Europe
.net £9.99 per year* Normally used for a company with international contacts
.org £9.99 per year* Normally used for a company with international contacts
.biz £9.99 per year* Normally used for eCommerce or business websites
.name £8.99 per year* Normally used as personal domain
.mobi £12.99 per year* Specialised for mobile phones, PDAs or similar devices
.us £14.99 per year For individuals and companies in the United States of America
.cc £29.99 per year Originally reserved for Cocos (Keeling) Islands, now used for commercial campaigns
.co £29.99 per year Originally reserved for Colombia, now used for companies and businesses
.tv £29.99 per year Originally reserved for Tuvalu, now used for television, media and entertainment
.ws £29.99 per year Originally reserved for Western Samoa, now used for websites
.vc £29.99 per year Originally reserved for Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, now used for websites
.ag £89.99 per year Originally reserved for Antigua & Barbuda, now used for agriculture
.sc £89.99 per year Originally reserved for Seychelles, now used for science

 

Prices exclude VAT.
* A terminated domain is passed over for final cancellation and release in the deletion process. This deletion process lasts 30 days. During this period you have the possibility to re-register the domain for a fee. The fee for the regulator to register a domain that is in the deletion process is £25.