Domain Registration: Starting on the Right Foot
Domain Registration: Starting on the Right Foot

A website is a very important aspect of a business because it’s the key to establishing a solid online presence. But there are many steps involved before the website can go online, including domain registration and web hosting. The domain registration Dubai sector suggests would-be web owners to keep a few things in mind before zeroing in on a domain. 

Here are some insights and guidelines to make sure you are going the right way to purchase a domain, and host your website. 


You will be able to see your domain in your website’s URL. To put it in a nutshell, domain is that name designated to you so you can direct users to your website. Every domain name on the internet is unique; different from each other. You can’t find two domains with the same name. 

Registering a domain will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. You can register domain names with various top level extensions such as .com, .org, and .net. 

Hosting the Website

After registering your domain name, you will have to figure out an apt web host to host your website. For this, you will need to take several factors into account including storage space, bandwidth, and uptime. 

The web host will host your website in their server, performs regular maintenance, and keep your website active and running facilitating its growth. 


Registration is not a difficult process. All you need to do is approach an online domain registrar, search for the domain name you have in mind to see if it’s available for purchase. If it’s available, you can submit the required information and make the payment. 

If the domain name you have in mind is already taken, you can either come up with an alternative name for the website or choose one from the suggestions.


Like every other service, domain names also have expiration dates. You will be able to choose the number of years you can register a domain name for. The registration policies vary among domain registrars, as some even offer grace periods after the expiration date. This also means the registration fee would differ as well.

If the owners fail to renew their expired domain names in time, it can affect their business in addition to losing all the data in the website and email associated with the domain name. Some registrars offer auto-renewal service.

Domain Transfer

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) can lock the domains for 60 days in order to transfer it to a new registrant. The procedure begins when a change associated with the registrant information of the domain name has been made. The organization also notifies the new and old registrants that a transfer will be done, through emails. 

All the procedures mentioned above can be easier if you can find a reliable domain register in the first place, that meets all your needs.