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Domain name registration is the first step in the creation of a website, be it a personal site that one would use just to express opinions or feelings, or a corporate site that is meant to promote a particular business or their goods and services. As you can imagine finding a company dealing in domain and web hosting services is not a difficult task, but choosing the one that best fulfills all of your requirements might be a bit more complicated.

Once you decide on your desired domain name , you first need to check if it is still available. As the domain names have to be unique, the list of the available domain names is getting shorter by the day, so if you do have an idea for a name that you might want to own at some point in the future, you might want to think about reserving it on time. Basically domain names are IP resources that are used to identify your website. If you determine that the name with the top level domain in which you are interested is available, the next step would be to contact an agent who will register you as the owner of that particular name. It is important to get the verification that the ownership of the domain is actually transferred to you, as there have been cases of agents responsible for the registration naming themselves as owners and only giving you the use of the domain for as long as they saw fit, at which point they had the authority to completely take over the website that you have been working hard to develop.

Once your domain name is registered you will need to have it listed in the Domain Name Service which is a base in which all currently active domains are stored along with their matching IP addresses that a computer uses when trying to find the website in question. Once you have entered your domain into the DNS, all that is left is for you to decide whether you want to use it to personalize your email address.

All that that you need to do now is to find a host for your website. There are different kinds of web hosting services, including full featured hosting services such as dedicated hosting, virtual private server hosting, colocation facilities and cloud hosting, as well as a number of limited hosting services such as game servers, DNS hosting services or file hosting services. The one you will choose depends on the purpose of your website, and the way in which you want to develop it. Most of the hosting companies will be charging annual fees for their services. These fees can range from almost negligible amounts to significantly higher sums, depending on the type of the service that you have chosen.

There are a number of agencies that are able to complete all of these steps with you only having to provide them with some basic information on what you have in mind for your website, which means that you don?t have to have a particularly extensive knowledge of the subject in order to start developing your own website.

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