Domain Name – What it is and why you need it
The domain name is a unique word, or a combination of words, associated with an IP address, that represents a specific place on the Internet. You need a domain name because it gives you a place in the biggest society in the world – the World Wide Web. This is the most important thing you need before building a website. In other words, your domain name is the starting point. Here at LF Studio, we help you not only by registering a domain name, but also help you to make the best decision of the online name that is best for you and your business.
The three common scenarios are…
01- You don’t have any domain at all
This is the easiest one because what we need to do is just to evaluate your name and brand and work with several ideas to think about the best domain name possible for your business. When we have several options, then we search for their availability and then, after choosing the best one, we proceed to register it under your name.
02- You have a domain name handled by another provider and want to transfer it
You can transfer the domain registration to us and then manage it through our Control Panel Web Hosting. Successful transfer adds 1 year to the registration of the domain name. To order domain transfer, please contact us and request that service and we will help with that. Note that the domain transfer process takes several days to complete; usually it takes from 7 to 15 days. Also, just for you to know, is that if you buy a NEW domain, no matter where, you have to wait 60 days to transfer that domain to any place or provider. Those rules come from the ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. It’s the global organization that regulates everything about domains in the world.
03- You have a domain name and need just hosting
If you have a domain name and need just hosting, no problem. We can host the domain on one of our hosting services. To point your domain to our servers you need to use the DNS settings that we will send you in the welcome email.
We offer ALL what you need, including:
• WHOIS Control
• DNS Control
• MXRecords A y MX
• Domain Redirecting
• Domain Lock and WHOIS protection
• Domain Parking
• Domain Registrar change
Website ownership rights
Some web companies retain full ownership rights for your website and domain name, even after you paid for those services. LFStudio tries to give our clients as much ownership of their website as possible.
If we register a domain on your behalf, you are the administrator and registrant of the domain. That means it is yours, not ours. Many other web companies will place their own contact information on the domain’s administration and registrant fields. This means they technically own that domain.