What is a Domain Name?

Domain Name(s)

DOMAIN NAMES are one's 'brand' on the Internet. You can register one and use a domain name in your email address e.g.UserName@yourDOMAINname.com and it can also forms part of your website address e.g. www.yourDOMAINname.com and no one else can use it (unless you let them). Domain names come in different extensions:

  • .com is the most sought after extension and has highest resale value
  • .ca identifies you as a Canadian. Each country has an extension e.g. IT=Italy.
  • .org used to be exclusively for non-profit organizations
  • .net used to be exclusively for computer networks

Domain names are a worldwide commodity and therefore can be an asset for your business, so choose carefully.