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Find your Perfect Domain Name
Tips on choosing a domain name
Keep it short, keep it simple. To find your site, people need to be able to remember your addressand easily type it into their browser. Aim to register the shortest name that your visitors will associate with your website.
Consider common typos
If you have a domain name that can easily be pluralised or misspelled, consider registering those as well to stop traffic going elsewhere.
.co.uk, .uk, .com, .eu, .net, .org…?
It is a good idea to register several similar domain names, particularly if you own a trademark for a certain name. If possible, register the .co.uk, .uk, .com, .eu, and .net. These are the most popular domain names and by registering all of them you can help to prevent cybersquatters and potential lost traffic.
Don’t shell out large amounts of money
Some companies still sell domain names for as much as £100 per year. Make sure you are getting a good deal!
Register your domain now!
You must register as soon as possible, or risk getting stuck with “the-domain-name-that-no-one-wanted.net”. You do not have to have a webmaster, e-commerce department, or a web design consultant – you don’t even need a web page. Simply search for your domain name and register it yourself.
Free features with every domain name
We make domain name search and registration easy and all our domain names come with useful free features, such as web forwarding and unlimited email forwarding. Get these great features free with every domain name:
• Web forwarding (multiple types)
• Unlimited email forwarding
• Catch-all email forwarding
• Change name servers
• No fee for changing NOMINET Tag
• Easily change contact information
• Full DNS management
• Nominet WHOIS opt out
• Manage everything online easily
• No hidden fees
• Upgrade to web hosting instantly
• And much more!
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will it take for my new domain name to become active?
Domains are registered as soon as you order them. However it can take between 24 and 72 hours for a domain name to become visible on the Internet as each DNS updates its database of domain names.
Can I buy a domain name, but not buy web hosting?
You do not have to buy the web hosting when you buy a domain name. If you decide to add web hosting in the future you can easily upgrade with one of our feature rich hosting packages.
Do I own the domain name?
Yes. Unlike some companies, we always register the domain in your name or your customer’s name if you are working on someone’s behalf.
Can I transfer the domain at any time?
You can, and we provide a control panel so that you can make these changes yourself at any time. That’s all included in the price.
Do I get a certificate of ownership for the domain I purchase?
In the past, Nominet issued certificates as confirmation of the contract that exists between Nominent and the registrant. This continued until August 2003, but now paper certificates and reply forms have been replaced by an online system called Registrants Online.