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FAQ
What is a Domain Name?
Why should I have a Domain Name?
How do I register a Domain Name?

How much will it cost to register my domain name?
How do I use my Domain Name?
Is my name available?
How do I choose my Domain?


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What is a domain name?
A domain name is your unique identity on the Internet, for example, myname.co.uk.
It is a company's or individuals address on the World Wide Web.

A domain name is used with your web address and email. If your domain name is mydomain.co.uk your website address would be www.mydomain.co.uk and your email would be anything@mydomain.co.uk


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Why should I have a Domain Name?
A domain name gives you a unique identity and presence on the Internet. This will provide you with a professional edge over your competitors. You are not tied to any Internet provider's address which is always attached in the emails for example yourname@name.isp-name.co.uk. This address says nothing about you or your company. For businesses it also look very unprofessional in the eyes of your clients.

The explosion of the Internet has meant that companies have found an excellent cost effective marketing medium with which they can promote themselves and products on, especially with the fact that by the end of this century 30% of all credit card transactions will be processed over the Internet! Because of this phenomenon literally tens of thousands of domain names are being registered every day.

Even if you are not immediately going to use your domain name it is vital that you secure it. Otherwise another body may register it before you and possibly build an Internet presence built around your company's identity!

Because there is no restriction on who can register a domain name some companies and individuals are in the business of registering 1000's of domains in the notion that they will sell them on at a higher price to their appropriate buyers

Domain registration starts at only 20.00 + VAT. Register yours now and secure it!

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How do I register a Domain Name?
Firstly, you need to decide which domain name you require. You then need to find out if the Domain name is available; you can do this by using our on-line search facility below. This checks whether the requested domain name is available by directly looking it up on the database of Nominet in the UK or Network Solutions in the US - the domain name authorities.
Alternatively you can call us on 0208 255 6108 and one of our advisors will check the availability for you.

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How much will it cost to register my domain name?
With this special offer you can register any .uk domain name for only 20.00 + VAT for two years registration. This includes domain parking on our server.

For.com, .net and .org domain names the cost is only 40.00 + VAT for two years.

To forward your domain name to an existing web site there is an additional charge of 19.00 per year. This includes unlimited email forwarding, e.g. anyname@myname.co.uk

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How do I use my Domain Name?
Once you have registered your domain name your can use it to link to your existing web site or have it "parked" on our server until you are ready to develop your internet strategy.

You can use it to brand your email accounts. There are two types of e-mail which can be set up:

Single ( onename@myname.co.uk )
Multiple ( anyname@myname.co.uk )
Single e-mail can be set up as either a POP3 account or forwarded.

Please call 0208 255 6108 or visit our main site at www.mediam.co.uk for more information setting up a web site and email facilities.

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Is my name available?
Every week, literally thousands of domain names are being registered. Over 11 million domain names have already secured internationally. Due to this, it is possible that your first choice domain name has already been registered. However it is easy to find a very close variant of your first choice domain name.

For example if your company name was Water Coolers Ltd and the domain watercoolers.com was already registered by another body then you might want to try: -

watercoolers.co.uk
watercoolers.net
watercoolers.org.uk

Or

water-coolers.com
watercoolers.com
water-coolers.co.uk
watercoolersltd.co.uk

The above are all very close examples of the first choice and the company identity is still maintained

You can include numbers in the domain name.

The rate at which domain names are being registered is a strong indication of how important it is to secure yours.

Be creative. Use our Internet name searcher and secure your domain name today.

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How do I choose my Domain?
For any company wishing to create an Internet presence one important factor is to have a domain name which is easily remembered, without detracting too much from your company name or individual message.

When choosing a domain name it's important to be aware of the following:

  • A domain name can only consist of alphanumeric characters (letters and numbers), a hyphen (-).
  • It must begin and end with either a letter or number.
  • UK domain names must be at least three characters long, e.g ICI.co.uk or B-T.co.uk where the "-" counts as one character.
  • A domain name is not case sensitive, so it doesn't matter whether you type in upper or lower case characters.
  • The Internet does not recognise gaps between letters or words so they must be removed or replaced by hyphens in both domain names and email addresses.
  • It is strongly recommended that you do not use a zero (0) because it can be confused with an (o)
  • It is strongly advised that domain names containing trademarks and other intellectual property rights owned by another party should not be registered without expressed permission from the owner.

When choosing a domain name there is no fixed rule of thumb, however it is advised that you keep the domain name short because in general the shorter it is the more memorable it'll be.

Use the internet name searcher below to find that great name now!

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