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Here are some most commonly asked questions
A domain name is a unique identifier that serves as the address of a website on the internet, similar to the address of a building. By typing the domain name into a web browser, users can easily access a website. For example, Google's website can be found at "google.com".
A domain name gives credibility and legitimacy to a business, and Elestio can help you find the ideal domain name for your website.
It's important to register a domain name to have an online presence for your business through your own website, which is necessary for success in most businesses.
Domain name registration is the act of securing a web address, such as Elest.io or Google.com, by registering it for exclusive use. Although you don't technically own the domain, paying the annual registration fee allows you to use it exclusively.
Yes, registering a domain name that matches your business name can keep others from using the same name and confusing customers. To be extra safe, register several different variations of your business name, like misspelled versions and different suffixes. This will help secure your online identity.
Finding the perfect domain name has never been easier. Simply enter your desired web address in the search field, and within seconds, you'll know if it's available for registration.
If the name you've chosen is already taken, you'll receive alternative suggestions that you can consider.
The entire process is straightforward and effortless, making it easy to secure the domain name of your choice.
The Top Level Domain (TLD) is the extension of the doman (e.g. .com, .org, .net, etc.). This is due to popularity of some over others and differences in registry fees. We usually recommend that you order all the variations during the domain name registration process in order to protect your domain name from being used by others. Customers may type “.com” domain expecting to find your website but if you only have “.fr” they might find your competitor instead.
The duration of your domain name registration depends on the domain type and the registrar you choose. Some registrars offer the option to register a domain for a maximum of 10 years, while the typical registration period is 1-3 years.
It's important to carefully consider the length of your registration, as it affects the availability and ownership of your domain name over time.
To keep your domain registered to you, it's important to regularly renew it. With Elestio, renewing your domain is simple and convenient. You have the option to renew manually or set up automatic renewal to ensure that your domain stays registered without having to worry about the expiration date.
When selecting a domain name, here are some factors to consider:
1. Reflect your brand
Your domain name should ideally match your company name, making it easy for customers to identify and remember you.
2. Be concise and memorable
Aim for a short, simple and memorable domain name that is easy to remember and type. Long and complex domain names can be difficult to recall or type accurately.
3. Avoid confusing characters
Avoid using numbers or dashes, as they can be easily forgotten or misinterpreted. For example, if your company name includes a number, consider registering both the numerical and written versions to avoid confusion.
4. Protect your brand
Register multiple variations of your domain name, including common misspellings and different extensions (e.g. .com, .org, .net, etc.). This helps to protect your brand and ensures that others cannot use similar domains that may confuse your customers or damage your brand.
You can manage your domain's DNS records in the Elestio dashboard. Here are brief descriptions of the different record types:
It maps a website name, such as 'google.com', to its corresponding IPv4 address, such as '18.104.22.168', allowing Internet hosts to be reached using human-readable names.
It serves the same purpose as an A record, linking a hostname to an IP address, but it uses IPv6 addresses instead of IPv4 addresses.
It map an alias hostname directly to an IP address. ANAME records offer a more efficient and straightforward mapping compared to CNAME records, but they are not as widely supported by DNS providers.
It used to associate multiple hostnames with a single canonical hostname, enabling easier management of domain names and allowing multiple hostnames to refer to the same website or service.
It used by email systems to route incoming messages to the correct mail servers for a domain.
SRV records are used to map specific network services to their locations on the network, including the hostname, port number, and priority/weight values. These records are essential for many network services to function correctly and provide reliable connectivity.
It used to store text-based information associated with a domain name. They are commonly used for email authentication, website encryption, and other security-related purposes.
Yes, you can receive emails on your domain. You can either set up email forwarding or update your MX records to a mail server/provider.
Elestio offers email forwarding, where all mail sent to addresses ending with your domain will be forwarded to an email address you choose. If your domain name is elest.io, all email sent to addresses ending with @elest.io will be redirected to your preferred email address, such as [email protected].
Sure! If your current domain provider doesn't meet your needs for pricing, support, and service, you can switch to Elestio. We aim to make the transfer process as smooth as possible so you can focus on more important things.
You must have purchased the domain more than 60 days ago.
You need to get the EPP code from your previous registrar. This code protects the transaction to prevent anyone from stealing your domain. The transfer process can take between 1 and 8 days (depending on your registrar).Click here to transfer your domain