What is a Domain Name?
A domain name is your website name, its the address that your customers type in to their internet browser to access your website. This is instead of the 'real' computer address which is a long string of numbers.
Your domain name can be any combination of letters and numbers, as long as it is unique, as no two domain names can be the same. Once you have your domain name chosen, it ends with a extention such as; .co.uk, .org .com or .net. It is the extension of the domain name that determines the price.
All domain names need to registered before you can use it, which is where Freecom come in as the registrar, we register the domain name on your behalf.
How Do I Register a Domain?
How do I register a Domain Name?
Simply give us a call on: 01384 487 800 and we can go through the process with you (it only takes a few minutes).
We prefer to do this way with you as you may have questions you need answering or advice we can give you, not to mention any promotions for certain domain names.
Had an Email Asking You to Validate Your Domain?
Validate Your Domain Name
As a registrar, Freecom registers domains on your behalf, however, it means we are required to follow certain rules and procedures. The following will explain one of these, namely the contact validation policy.
What is the contact validation policy?
The contact validation policy has been designed as a means to ensure that the contact details related to your domain name are always up to date. We are obliged to send you a contact validation email every year to confirm your details. We will also send one every time you modify your contact details or when you register certain domains, as confirmation.
Click to see what a contact validation email looks like
What should I do if I receive a domain validation email?
What You Should Do
When you receive the validation email it will have the Subject: Urgent Domain Validation is Needed, it is important that you follow the steps in the email.
- The email will contain a validation link which you will be asked to click on to validate your email address.
- It is important that you validate your email address within one year of your last validation. Failure to do so will lead to the suspension of your account and any domain names associated with it.
- At the foot of the email you will find the domain names that relate to your email address.
- Once you have validated your email address, you’re done for another year.