Premium Internet Domain Name Number of Characters: 8 In 1993, the U.S. Department of Commerce, in conjunction with several public and private entities, created InterNIC to maintain a central database that contains all the registered domain names and the associated IP addresses in the U.S. (other countries maintain their own NICs (Network Information Centers) -- there's a link below that discusses Canada's system, for example). Network Solutions, a member of InterNIC, was chosen to administer and maintain the growing number of Internet domain names and IP addresses. This central database is copied to Top Level Domain (TLD) servers around the world and creates the primary routing tables used by every computer that connects to the Internet. Each ICANN-accredited registrar must pay a fixed fee of US$4,000 plus a variable fee. The sum of variable registrar fees is intended to total US$3.8 million. The competition created by the shared registration system enables end users to choose from many registrars offering a range of related services at varying prices. Designated registrar Domain registration information is maintained by the domain name registries, which contract with domain registrars to provide registration services to the public. An end user selects a registrar to provide the registration service, and that registrar becomes the designated registrar for the domain chosen by the user. Only the designated registrar may modify or delete information about domain names in a central registry database. It is not unusual for an end user to switch registrars, invoking a domain transfer process between the registrars involved, that is governed by specific domain name transfer policies. When a registrar registers a com domain name for an end-user, it must pay a maximum annual fee of US$7.34 to VeriSign, the registry operator for com, and a US$0.18 annual administration fee to ICANN. Most domain registrars price their services and products to address both the annual fees and the administration fees that must be paid to ICANN. Barriers to entry into the bulk registrar industry are high for new companies without an existing customer base. Many registrars also offer registration through reseller affiliates. An end-user registers either directly with a registrar, or indirectly through one or more layers of resellers. As of 2010, the retail cost generally ranges from a low of about $7.50 per year to about $35 per year for a simple domain registration, although registrars often drop the price far lower when ordered with other products such as web hosting services. The maximum period of registration for a domain name is 10 years. Some registrars offer longer periods of up to 100 years, but such offers involve the registrar renewing the registration for their customer; the 100-year registration would not be in the official registration database. A strong domain name can create and solidify your online brand. Instead of having visitors go to your site at a long and confusing internet address, you can give them a short and easily recognizable name to find your products or services. Then, once you set up a website and the search engines start to index your website under the domain name, you will start to acquire backlinks from other sites, in addition to any that might be linked to this domain already, all that would specific to this exact domain name. You will also be able to demonstrate credibility when you send and receive e-mails at a premium domain, such as firstname.lastname@example.org. Domain names are not case-sensitive, so you will get all uppercase and lowercase variations of this name. As time moves forward, it is expected that the price of premium domains will continue to increase based on an ever-decreasing supply (by 4% per year, per Verisign reports) and increasing demand. The Transfer Process Your funds will be held safely in escrow by Squadhelp, which is a trusted internet domain name company, until you are fully satisfied the domain name is in your possession and ownership. You can either have the domain pushed to your account with the same ICANN-Accredited Registrar where the domain is currently held, or you can opt for an authorization code to transfer it to your registrar of choice. The escrow provider, Squadhelp, will send an authorization code to your e-mail. Simply start a transfer at your registrar (such as GoDaddy) and paste this code into the correct place and click "enter", and the domain transfer will begin. Usually the whole process will take up to 5-7 days. This depends on the outgoing registrar and it is not always possible to speed it up. However, your money will stay safely in escrow during this process until you are fully satisfied that the domain name is in your possession and ownership. Once the domain is in your possession and ownership, you are only moments away from setting up a website. How to Connect a Domain Name to Your Website You can either point the domain to your existing website through nameservers, A records, or CNAME records, or else you will need to purchase web hosting, which starts at around $10 a month. You can also configure your domain name email settings or set them up with an email host so that you can send and receive e-mail at your new domain name address.
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The Payment is held securely until the domain is successfully transferred to your ownership. If for any reason the domain can not be transferred, you will receive a full refund for your purchase.
Once you complete the payment for your domain, you will have access to our Transfer Center where you can select your transfer preference (i.e. Domain Registrar where you would like the domain transferred to). Our domain transfer specialists will also reach out to you via email along with detailed instructions for the domain transfer. Typically most transfers are initiated within 24 hours of domain purchase.
If you need assistance at any time, you can reach our transfer specialists 24x7 via chat, email or phone.
If for some reason you do not wish to move forward with the purchase, you are entitled to a refund as long as following conditions are met: