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Vrk Webdesign Domain Hosting ServicesIn order to have a functional website, a business is required to register their domain name. We provide wide range of Domain hosting services. We suggest appropriate domain names for your business, perform domain name search, obtain preferred domain names and hosting services. A domain name must be unique and can not be shared with another business or company. Once registered, your can maintain the domain hosting on an annual basis.

A domain name is an identification label of your business on the Internet. Domain names are formed by the rules and procedures of the Domain Name System (DNS). The first-level set of domain names are the top-level domains (TLDs), including the generic top-level domains (gTLDs), such as the prominent domains com, net and org, and the country code top-level domains (ccTLDs). Below these top-level domains in the DNS hierarchy are the second-level and third-level domain names that are typically open for reservation by end-users that wish to connect local area networks to the Internet, run web sites, or create other publicly accessible Internet resources.
An important purpose of domain names is to provide easily recognizable and memorizable names to numerically addressed Internet resources (ex 220.101.23.16). This abstraction allows any resource (e.g., website) to be moved to a different physical location in the address topology of the network, globally or locally in an intranet. This is also called domain name pointing or DNS delegation.

Domain names are often referred to simply as domains and domain name registrants are frequently referred to as domain owners, although domain name registration with a registrar does not confer any legal ownership of the domain name, but only an exclusive right of use. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) manages the top-level development and architecture of the Internet domain name space. It authorizes domain name registrars, through which domain names may be registered and reassigned.

In order to have a website, you must first decide on a suitable shortest possible name that aptly represents what you want to offer through your website. It might represent the name of the company or the product or services you offer. It should be catchy, easy to spell and remember.

You can register a Top Level Domain (TLD) ie .com for commercial websites or .org for non-profit organisations or .net for networking technologies. You can also register a CCTLD ex: .com.au to depict that your website is Australia based. To register .com.au domains in Australia you must have an ABN and the domain name must relate to the type of business you would like to carry out. Typically domain names are registered for a 2 year period. AU domain names cost around $20 PA. You can register your new domain name with any approved Domain Name Registrar (Ex: www.netregistry.com.au)

Domain Name management
Once the domain name is registered, Domain names can be managed using Domain Management Control. Domain names can have will have Administrative contact who has the highest level of control over a domain. There can be different additional contact information for technical and billing functions. You need the domain key to update domain information or transfer domain names from one registrar to another.

Hosting Account
Once the website is designed you need a space on a server that was hooked the internet, where you can store (by uploading) your web content. Click to know more about what is domain hosting. You need to choose a type of hosting plan based on the type of website you got and it’s requirements. Once your website is ready, all files are to be uploaded to the host server using an FTP client. Typically you need a minimum 1GB disk space and 10GB band-width per month. Host provides the software PHP and MySQL and an interface to manage your website files such as cPanel. Bandwidth/PM is amount of the total content of your website viewed by your website visitors. Once your site becomes popular or it contains high quality images or audio or video you need higher bandwidth. Till your website is ready you can have an under construction page at the root file typically named index.html, so that visitors will be informed that the website is getting ready.

Domain name delegation
The next important step is updating the name servers so that once your visitors type your domain name in the address bar of any browser it should resolve to the server address where your website is hosted. This is sometimes refered as domain hosting. For this to happen you need to update the name servers by logging to domain management console. Once the name servers are updated it takes up to 72 hrs for the names to get resolved properly and point to your new site. When ever you change your host you need to update the name servers from the domain management console.

Email Account Configuration
Once your domain name and hosting accounts are set up we can configure email accounts and mail boxes or mail forwarders for you. You email accounts look like for example : sales@YourDomainName.com.au or john.doe@YourDomainName.com.au With these email accounts you can also configure your Outlook clients.