What is a Domain Name?
A domain name is your website name (e.g. scoosh.com)
It is where internet users can find your website.
Scoosh can register and manage your domain name for you.
We make domain name search and registration easy and all our domain names come with great features, such as web forwarding and unlimited email forwarding.
Domain Name Registration Services
Scoosh provide the following features with all domain names that we manage for our clients
- Web forwarding (multiple types)
- Unlimited email forwarding
- Catch-All email forwarding
- Change Name Servers
- No fee for changing Nominet Tag
- Easily change contact information
- Full DNS management
- Nominet Whois Opt Out
- Manage everything online easily
- No hidden fees
- Upgrade to our cloud web hosting
- And much more!
Don’t worry if you are unsure how to use these services – we are here to explain all these great benefits and why registering a new domain name with Scoosh makes the perfect choice.
Tips on choosing a domain name
Keep it short, keep it simple
To find your site people need to be able to remember your address and easily type it into their browser.
Aim to register the shortest name that your customers and visitors will associate with your website.
.co.uk, .uk, .com, .net, .org…which to choose?
We recommend to register several similar domain names, particularly if you own a trademark for a certain name.
If possible, register the .co.uk, .uk, .com, .eu and .net.
These are the most popular domain names and by registering all of them you can help to prevent cyber squatters and losing valuable website traffic and business.
Consider common typos
If you have a domain name that can easily be pluralised or misspelled consider registering those as well to stop traffic going elsewhere by other websites taking advantage of your online efforts.
Don’t shell out large amounts of money
Some companies still sell domain names for as much as £100.00 per year.
Costs can vary depending on the Registry but Domain Names are relatively inexpensive – but beware of hidden charges.
We offer full transparency on all Domain Name Registrations.
Frequently Asked Questions about Domain Name Registration
How long will it take for my new domain name to become active?
Domains are registered as soon as you order them, however it can take between 24 and 72 hours for a domain name to become visible on the Internet as each DNS updates its database of domain names.
Can I buy a domain name, but not buy web hosting?
Yes, you do not have to buy web hosting when you buy a domain name.
Some of our clients have registered domain names to protect others from registering them, for future projects or to point to a popular social media page.
If you decide to add web hosting in the future you can easily upgrade with one of our feature rich hosting packages.
Do I own the domain name?
Yes – unlike some companies – Scoosh always register the domain in your name or in your customer’s name, if you are working on someone’s behalf.
If looking up an existing domain name or checking your own domain name – the Registrant is the ‘owner.
Can I transfer the domain at any time?
Yes, you can, and we provide a Control Panel so that you can make these changes yourself at any time and that’s all included in the price.
Do I get a certificate of ownership for the domain I purchase?
In the past Nominet issued certificates as confirmation of the contract that exists between Nominet and the registrant and this continued until August 2003.
Paper certificates and reply forms have now been replaced by an online system called Registrants Online.
Can I transfer my domain name to Scoosh?
Yes you can – and take advantage of our inexpensive renewal rates and services.
What is a domain name extension?
A domain extension describes the ending of a domain name, these can also be referred to as the tld (top level domain), suffix, or domain root.
.com, .org, .co.uk & .name are all examples of a domain extension.
It is common for website owners to register the same domain name with multiple domain extensions, this increases the likelihood of a visitor finding the way to your site, and it also helps protect your brand.
If you have any questions about domain name registration please get in touch.
What is web hosting and how is it related to my domain name?
A web host or website hosting business (e.g, Scoosh) is a company that provides the technology and related services that allows a website (made up of one or more web pages) to be viewed on the internet by users from anywhere in the world.
All the files (e.g documents, images) that make up a website are stored on computers known as ‘servers’.
Servers are hosted in data centers which are connected to the Internet
A domain name ‘points’ to a server which allows users to search for a website or type the url into their browser and they are ‘served’ the pages for that website.
How long can a domain name be registered for?
Many domain registries allow the registration of domain names for up to 10 years in advance.
The benefit of longer term registration include cost savings and peace of mind that you have the domain name secured.
At Scoosh we offer a discount for longer-term registrations.
What is Domain Authority?
Find out more about Domain Authority and why it is important for your business.
Contact us if you have any questions about Domain Names.