Domain Name FAQs

What is a Domain Name?

A domain name is a website's unique identity. Like name is to a person, domain name is to a website. Unlike names, any two websites cannot have the same domain name.
Example: pirob.com
What is a TLD?
TLD stands for Top Level Domain. It comes as an extension to your domain name like in pirob.com. For more information on TLD visit the Wikipedia page:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top-level_domain
Example: .com, .org, .net, .co etc.

How much does it cost?

Domain names are not available for free. You need to buy a domain name on yearly basis. The cost depends on the domain registrant and the domain name you have chosen.
However, there are free domains as well, but they will not be like pirob.com and are available in the form of sub-domains like pirob.blogspot.com. These domains are not suitable for business companies.

Where to buy?

Domain names are registered at Domain Registrars. Domain registrars are online companies setup to register domain names. All you have to do is choose a domain name, go to one of the websites (domain registrars) given below and see if your domain name is available for registration. If it is not available choose some other name that closely matches your company name.

Which domain name to choose?

Choose a short and descriptive domain name. The essence of your content must be reflected in the domain name. Don't go for fancy names that do not suit your business as you may get some unwanted traffic and loose many potential customers. Choose a meaningful domain name which is easy to remember.

Which TLD to choose?

The most common and famous TLD is .com. It is suitable for any company, organisation or individual. If your business is limited to a country you can choose a Country code top level domain. For more information on list of TLDs available visit the Wikipedia page: