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Website Hosting and Domain Registration
Web Hosting and Domain Registration are two elements of running a website. As an analogy, a domain is an “address” on the Internet. Hosting is the “land” or space where your website files live. That's the short version. But there's more to web hosting vs. domain registration than their definition.
Website Domain Registration
Domain registration is the process of registering a domain name, which identifies one or more IP addresses with a name that is easier to remember and use in URLs to identify particular Web pages. The person or business that registers the domain name is called the domain name registrant.
Requirements for Domain Registration
Domain registration requires utilising the services of a domain name registrar, an ICANN or national ccTLD accredited company that has the authority to register domain names. Registrars help individuals and organisations register a domain name that has an extension like .com.au, .com, .org, .net, .info, .biz, .us, .mobi, .name, .pro, .tv, etc.
In Australia a Domain Registration requires the following information:
- Domain Name:
- Company Name:
- Contact Name:
- Contact Phone:
- Contact Email:
Australia has quite strict rules governing Domain Registration for security of the Domain Name and its Owner. It is important to have all the details on file of your Domain Registration.
Login & Password
Your Domain Registration will be set up with a login and password. It is very important that these be saved and kept in a safe place for any future event like moving the registration or changing any details. Failure to provide the relevant information such as the login and password for example to move the domain registration to another provider or change registration details can become quite problematic.Your Domain Registration is a valuable asset to your business.
Web hosts are companies that rent out their services and technologies to host websites on the internet. Once the hosting company hosts your website, users can access it by typing in your web address (domain name) in their web browser. When they do this, their computer connects to the server your website is hosted on.
Login & Password
Your Domain Hosting will be set up with a login and password. It is very important that these be saved and kept in a safe place for any future event like moving to a new hosting provider or changing any relevant information. Your Domain Hosting details are important assets to your business and to avoid any delays or issues in the future, the login and password should be kept in a safe place.