You Need A Domain Name
You need a domain name for your website. A Domain Name is just another way of saying – your website address (e.g.)Built by Monkey’s web address is www.builtbymonkey.com
Domain name registration is easy with Built by Monkey! Give me a call on 01803 266840 to discuss the domain name(‘s) you want to register, transfer or point. I will go through the options with you and do the registration in your name. It will belong to you not to Built by Monkey.
Domain Name Checklist
Every domain name must be unique. There can be no two domains with the same address. That’s why it’s important to check the name you want for your website is free and available. Although no two web addresses can be the same, you can have a different extension (or ending). Such as www. builtbymonkey .co.uk, www. builtbymonkey .com, www. builtbymonkey. org etc.,
The extensions such as .com, .co.uk etc are known as top level domains or TLDs. It’s possible to have different websites with the same domain name but different tlds owned by different people. This is why some businesses like to buy up all the tlds available for the website (domain name) they use. That way no other company or individual can have them.
Buying the different extensions attached to a domain can be very costly.
What is a domain name registration?
A domain name is a way of remembering a web address. The domain name is your unique web address. It also gives a professional look to your company or organisation.
Anyone can register a domain name (e.g) with the ending .com, .co.uk, .net etc.,
You need to register your domain name now before someone else does.
Built by Monkey aims to register your domain names for you as quickly as possible. Just ring us and we will get it sorted for you. We aim to register your chosen domain name (.co.uk/.org.uk/.com/.net/.org/.info/.biz etc.,). Providing it is free to register. Within 24 hours.
The easy way to make 100% sure the domain name(s) you want is free to register. Is by checking it in our search box at the design shop section.
We have created a list of some of the things to consider when registering a domain name.
Keep it short
Some domain names can be up to 63 characters. You have to keep in mind that people need to be able to remember it. Easily type it into their browser. Try to register the shortest name that your customers and visitors will associate with your Website. The general rule of thumb is, keep it under seven characters if possible. (Not including the suffix.)
There are many different extensions available right now. For businesses, we recommend a .com, or a .co.uk
Register Your Domain
NOW You must register soon unless you want to get stuck with “the-domain-name-that-no-one-wanted.net”. You do not have to have a Webmaster or an ecommerce department or a Web design consultant … you don’t even need a Web page.
Just get out there and register before you lose the opportunity to get the name you really want.
One May Not Be Enough
Sometimes, it isn’t a bad idea to register several similar domain names, particularly if you own a trademark for a certain name. If you have “yourname.com”, register “yourname.co.uk” so no one else takes it. You can register your full company name and a shorter, easier to remember version. Some people even register common misspellings of their company’s name. (You don’t need a separate Web page for each. Several domains can point to the same Website using domain name mappings.)
What do i get when i register a domain name with Built by Monkey?
The domain name you register will be registered in your name and will yours for however many years you register it for. Built by Monkey gives you a personal control panel to manage your domain, emails attached to the name. DNS management and full technical support.
How long does the registration take to complete?
All domain names take approximately 24 hours to go through from once they are registered – often sooner.
GET YOUR OWN DOMAIN NOW
Do you need to point Name Servers?
Pointing a domain name is only of concern to you if you already own a domain name Registered with a domain registrar or web host provider other than Built by Monkey web design.
You come to the Built by Monkey site and decide we are offering a better deal for you to host your website. It’s simple if you want to transfer the domain name you already own with the other provider, but maybe you want to keep the domain name with them. Just have your web hosting from Built by Monkey.
This is when pointing a domain to us is what you will need to do. We will guide you through this process. If you get stuck then give me a shout!
Very simply explained “Name Servers” or “DNS Servers” are the information that translates your domain name to the location of your website. For example when you type www.builtbymonkey .co.uk into your web browser (e.g.)internet explorer, firefox etc., the web browser needs to know the proper address for your site.
The web doesn’t actually use names for addresses (like builtbymonkey .co.uk etc even though it seems it does). Instead it uses a set of numbers known as IP addresses which look something like this 188.8.131.52. What Name Servers do is to translate the domain name you type into the browser into the actual IP addresses which are used by machines and computers using the internet.
When you sign up with Built by Monkey for your web hosting (or any other web host) our Name Servers are configured to reveal your websites true IP address whenever there is a request for your domain name. So in order for your domain/website address to be found on the internet. You must be linked to your web hosts Name Servers.
Wow Im sure that sounds wayyyy too confusing! after all you arent on this site to listen to a long technical explanation for how things work. There is obviously a lot more to it than what we have written, but that at least gives you an idea of what things are needed for.
Most of this is all done automatically, all you have to do is follow what’s outlined below.
When you sign up for hosting with Built by Monkey I will email you a lot of information including the Name Servers details. Built by Monkey Name Servers are : ns.mainnameserver.com and ns2.mainnameserver.com
You will need this information to change your Name Servers with your current provider.
Setting the Name Servers to ours
When you’ve logged in you need to look for the option for changing or setting the domains name servers. There is no set pattern, every single provider has a different set up and layout so there’s no way to tell you exactly what to “press” to do this.
Look for : a “My Domain” page, “Domain Manager” “Domain Control Panel” or something similiar.
Once you are in the right place select the domain name whose settings you want to change. Some registrars will have an appropriately named link such as “manage DNS” “DNS settings”. When you are on the right screen you should see something like a list with “Primary Name Server” “Secondary Name Server” sometimes a 3rd, 4th or 5th option. The wordiing may vary but basically it’s listing the servers – in our case we only need to wory about the 1st and 2nd.
In the Primary Name Server box you place the first of our name servers ns.mainnameserver.com and the ns2.mainnameserver.com into the Secondary Server box. If there are other fields for a 3rd, 4th, 5th name server etc., Don’t worry. Just leave them blank.
If you get completely lost on their site. Don’t panic. you can either mail them to find where their “Change Name Servers” page is located. oOr contact one of our sales team who can login on your behalf and get them changed for you.
Once the Name Servers are set. That’s all there is to it. It may take a short while for the settings to take and show up. Basically it’s job done. Your domain name will be pointed to your hosting with Built by Monkey.