Selection of suitable domains and domain registrars

 

Domains and domains selection

 

While creating any simple internet site or extensive portal the most important step is to choose a suitable domain name.  Making a mistake during this stage can prove to be difficult to fix.
The first step is to decide which one of the following philosophies to use

1. Method concentrating on brand development e.g. company, portal, product...
2. Method concentrating on success in search engine

Simultaneously the Top Level Domain needs to be selected e.g. com; .co.uk; .eu; .net; etc.
The decision will depend on the territory we want to concentrate on but also the availability of the domain e.g. co.uk- national domain will be used if we want to focus only on UK customers.

Ad1.
In this case we will try to find a domain name that matches the brand’s name which should be concise, short and easily to pronounce.  The biggest hurdle is to find an unallocated domain name. This can be done with a help of tools which are located on the websites of domain registrars.  We can also try a number of different top level domains e.g. com; .co.uk; .eu; .net

Ad2.
In this case we are trying to find a domain that contains key words or phrases. A key word, phrase is a concept that follows the whole creation of the website. This concept should be the best description of the advertised product, service or activity. A simple example of a key word on a website offering an accommodation would be: “accommodation”, “hotel”, “Grand”, “London”, “Accommodation Hotel Grand London”. In principle these are written in a very simple form to match the phrase used by the users in a search engine. In this case the domain name does not need to be the shortest. We can join two words with the hyphen until we find a free domain name e.g. “accommodation-hotel-grand-london”.  In connection with the top level domain the new domain name can be “accommodation-hotel-grand-london.co.uk” or “accommodation-hotel-grand-london.com”


Registrars Domains

 

Nominet is the Internet registry for .uk domain names.

http://www.nominet.org.uk/

 

List of reserved domain registrars

MAISON
Maison Limited
Discover all the broadband providers in the UK. Enter your postcode to search for broadband providers in your area
http://www.broadbandproviders.co.uk

NETPRESTO
Netpresto Limited 
Netpresto provide a full range of Internet services to Businesses:- domain name registration and management; business quality broadband; web site design and hosting; extensive email services including mobile.
http://www.netpresto.co.uk

NAMESCO
Namesco Limited
Web domain name registration and hosting solutions with fast, multiple Domain Name search, registration and management system. Broadband, Dedicated Servers, E-commerce and Web Design.
http://www.names.co.uk

HAVENSWIFT
Havenswift Consultancy Services
http://www.havenswift-hosting.co.uk

DOF
DiscountedorFree.com Limited
http://www.discountedorfree.co.uk

DIGITAL-HIGHWAY
Digital Highway Ltd
http://www.digitalhighway.co.uk

P-B
PB International Limited
http://www.pbdomains.co.uk

YSH
Dark Group Ltd
Web hosting from only Ł40/year and domain registration from Ł10/year. Web Site Design and E-commerce available, as well as a Free Dialup Service
http://www.ysh.co.uk

VALIANT
Valiant Internet Services Ltd
UK ISP Established 1997. Reliable hosting, broadband, design and professional seo services at cheap prices. Linux reseller options available. Based in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
http://www.valiant.co.uk

VELNET
Velnet UK Limited
UK Domain Name Registration UK Web Hosting Space Web Design, logo design, company formation E-commerce ecommerce UK
http://www.velnet.co.uk

DIGITAL-HIGHWAY
Digital Highway Ltd
http://www.digitalhighway.co.uk

101INC-US
Domain Registration - Leader in International Domain Registration &  Internationalized  IDN Domains & Bulk Name Registration. Register your domain names online, and get the name you want while it's still available.
http://101domain.com

AMEN
Amenworld.com deliver unrivalled Linux and Windows web hosting on your choice of shared, dedicated and private servers, ecommerce hosting, email hosting and domain names. Guaranteed excellent prices with full UK support via phone, email or chat.
http://www.amenworld.com

ASCIO
Ascio Domain name registration, with direct access to more than 250 TLDs
http://www.ascio.com

CSC-CORP-DOMAINS
CIP Logins
http://www.cscprotectsbrands.com/

KDAWEBSERVICES
KDA Web Services Ltd
UK business class web hosting and managed dedicated server provider. Managed virtual server and domain registration services.
http://www.kdawebservices.com

KEY-SYSTEMS-DE
Key-Systems GmbH
http://www.Key-Systems.net

LEXSYNERGY
Lexsynergy Ltd
http://www.lexsynergy.com

MAILCLUB-FR
Mailclub t/a Mailclub
MailClub has been successfully servicing corporate needs in domain name management for over ten years with its comprehensive range of reliable, personalized and innovative solutions. Mailclub is an Icann registrar, and is specialized in cctld management in Europe, Latin America and Asia
http://www.mailclub.com

MARKMONITOR
MarkMonitor is the global
leader in enterprise brand protection. Experts in Domain Management, AntiCounterfeiting, Grey Market, Trademark Protection, Anti Malware and Phishing Solutions.
http://www.markmonitor.com

MELBOURNE-IT
International Domain Names - Search and Register with Melbourne IT
http://www.melbourneit.com.au/cc/domain-search/international

NAMEWEB-BE
NameWeb BVBA
http://www.NameWeb.biz

NISL-ES
Nominalia Internet S.L.
El Registro de dominios, el alojamiento web ilimitado, un web hosting, crear cuentas email o adquirir un servidor, ¡todo es posible en Nominalia!
http://www.nominalia.com

NOMIQ
Nom-IQ Limited
We register, maintain and renew domain names around the world for leading corporations and the law firms that work with them.
http://www.comlaude.com

RMPLC
RM Education PLC
RM Education is the leading supplier of educational software, computers and services to schools, colleges, universities and their students.
http://www.rm.com

SAQ
SEMTEC Limited
SAQ has delivered reliable high speed home and business broadband connections, and internet services since 1996. Fast Broadband here!
http://www.saq.net

SAFENAMES
Safenames Ltd
Safenames the global expert in domain registration and online
http://www.safenames.net

SECURA-DE
Secura GmbH
http://www.com-domains.com

SERVERSURE
Serversure Limited
Cheap web site design, SEO, web server hosting, internet services, software and IT solutions in Sheffield, South Yorkshire
http://www.serversure.net

SWIFTINTERNET
On-Line Marketing and Sales Ltd
Business website hosting and business broadband from Swift Internet UK ISP. Professional dial-up, ADSL and SDSL Internet access, professional hosting and web design services. Support team available with daily backup schedules.
http://www.swiftinter.net

TOTALREG
Total Web Solutions Ltd
Total Registrations is a leading
domain name registration service for resellers and end-users. For the lowest prices, bulk registration and user-friendly domain management tool.
http://www.totalregistrations.com

UH-HOSTING & PRIMEHOSTING
M247 Ltd
Provider of UK web hosting, featuring PHP 4, PHP 5, MySQL and Ruby on Rails on Linux cPanel Servers with 24/7 technical support
http://www.bluguy.com/

WEBSOLUTIONS-DK
Web Solutions ApS
Use the expertise of a dedicated European domain registrar. Domain registration in any European country - as well as 150 countries world-wide
http://www.web-solutions.eu

WYITH-HK
Premiere domain registration, Web design, programming and broadband services. Register any domain name and receive FREE Web hosting. FREE email services, MySQL, CGI, PHP, SSI, and Perl included.
http://www.wyith.net