Enter the domain name without the .com/.co.uk/etc suffix and press the 'check availability' button.
Every website needs a unique address on the web and the name that is used as an address for this website is called a domain name.
Each domain name must be unique in order to serve as its address - Consequently the system of registering domain names ensures that no two sites use the same domain name.
Domain names are registered for fixed periods - usually 2 years initially and, unless renewed at the end of that period, will become available for someone else to register.
Anyone can register any domain name as long as the name isn't already taken.
You can use this page to test whether your potential domain name is still available. If available - get in touch with us and we can register it on your behalf - the name is then yours and no-one else can use it for the duration of the registration period. Thousands of domains are registered every day.
Even if your business is not yet ready to invest in a website, registering a domain can be a cheap and wise precaution against anyone else acquiring 'your' name.
There is no hard and fast rule, but following is list of the 'types' (or Top Level Domains [TLD] to give them their formal title)
|.com||Most recognised TLD and is often first choice for businesses who may trade outside the UK|
|.co.uk||Most common TLD for UK based businesses|
|.biz||Often a good bet for businesses if the desired .com has already been taken|
|.ltd.uk||Restricted to UK Ltd companies|
|.plc.uk||Restricted to UK PLCs|
|.org.uk||Often used for UK-based non-commercial websites|
|.org||Mainly used for global non-commercial websites|
|.net||global any purpose|
|.info||global any purpose|
Web hosting (also known as "web site hosting, or just "hosting") is the business of housing, serving, and maintaining files for a domain and website.
Simply put, web hosting means space for your website so it can be viewed by the world.
I offer a webhosting service which runs on high powered, high specification web servers to ensure speed, reliability and data integrity. The servers are monitored 24 hours/day, 365 days/year operated from a data centre in the Level3 facility in London.
|.com / .biz / .info / .net / .org||£30*|
|.co.uk / .org.uk / .ltd.uk / .plc.uk||£15*|
|*registration fees cover 2 years' registration|
|12 months hosting||£50|
|including 20MB webspace, 2 email addresses (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com) and 200MB/month data transfer|