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Website Design Essentials
Domain Names

Pixelwave Web Design prides itself on its friendly helpful nature. I understand that many of the terms used by website design professionals are alien and difficult to understand. These 'Essential' articles explain some of the basic terminology you may hear within the world of website design.

Domain Names Explained

Your domain name is a small but important consideration when setting up a website. A domain name is the address of your website allowing people and search engines to find and view your web pages. A domain name is also often referred to as a URL.

When choosing a domain name it is important to choose a memorable, descriptive name. The availability of the name can be checked using the various online domain name lookup tools found in the right hand column of this page.

Once an available name has been decided upon it must be registered through a reliable provider. It is helpful if this providers contract allows you to move the domain name if necessary and that they provide a comprehensive online domain management control panel. This control panel allows configuration of your domain name settings to ensure that it constantly directs traffic to your website.

Pixelwave can register and configure a domain name on your behalf using reliable UK based DNS servers. This service provides:

  • Domain Name Registration for 2 years
  • Domain Name Hosting for 2 years
  • Configuration of DNS settings

Prices vary depending on the suffix of the domain name.