Web Hosting Getting Started Guide 17
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Can I register more than one domain name?
Yes, you can register an unlimited number of domain names.
Yahoo! Domains currently registers .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, and .us domain names. In
addition to .com, many businesses register the .net and .org variations of their domain
Having multiple domains allows you to:
Register all the extensions of your domain, such as .net, .biz, .info, and .us
Reduce misdirected traffic by registering common misspellings of your domain
Sign up for vanity domains to make your business or web site even easier to find
By searching for and selecting additional domain names, you can order more than one
domain name at a time. A Yahoo! Domains account will be set up for each domain name
ordered. Each account has a separate Domain Control Panel.
What if the domain name I want is already taken?
If the domain name search results reveal that the web address you want is already
registered, this means that another individual or organization has already secured that
domain, and that it is no longer available. With the growth of the Web, it s often difficult to
register the exact name you want; the key is to choose a name that will make sense to you.
Select one of our suggestions, choose an alternate top level domain (for instance,
widgetdesigns.net instead of widgetdesigns.com), or think of a variation of the name you
prefer and try searching again.
What is a registrar?
A registrar is an organization that has been accredited to register top level domains (TLDs)
that is, domain names ending in standard extensions such as .com, .org, or .info. Your
domain name registrar is responsible for maintaining your domain registration records,
managing your domain renewals, and other administrative details. Yahoo! s domain
registration partner, Melbourne IT, is the registrar for all new domains registered through
When you register a domain name, your registrar submits technical information surrounding
your domain name to a central registry; the information stored in this registry allows other
computers on the Internet to find your domain, making it possible to view your web site or
send you email.
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