What is a domain
A domain name is simply a description of a computer's
location on the Internet. For an organization, a domain name
is similar to a customized license plate. Registering a
domain name on the Internet is the equivalent of registering
a company name at Companies House. Once registered, no-one
else can use that name. As there are many companies with
similar names, it is important to register a suitable domain
name for your company as soon as possible. A domain name is
a way by which a company can uniquely identify itself on the
If your company name was yourfirm Inc., the domain name
would be your firm.com. Your web site would be located at:
http://www.yourfirm.com and your email addresses would be in
the form of email@example.com. There are three
different types of domain names that you can register. The
general purposes for these domains are: .com Commercial,
.net Network and .org Miscellaneous Organizations.
My site is not ready, can I still register my domain name
Yes. AMITY Infotech will register your domain name and keep
it for you till the time you are ready to host the site. The
day you are ready to host your domain, you will have to
contact us by email and we will setup your domain on our
servers. (When required, your domain will be activated
within 24 hours, Monday to Friday only). We will set up your
domain on our servers. Not only that, we will create a
single web page that indicates that your site is "under
What is the fee for a domain name registration?
Different domain extensions cost differently. Click here for
Why would I want to Register a Domain Name?
At this moment, new Internet Domain Names are being
registered at an astronomical rate! If you don't reserve
your Domain Name now, you risk having it pulled right out
from under you...forever. You see, no Domain Name can be
registered twice. If you don't reserve now, then someone
How do I
change my domain name?
Once registered, the domain name is unchangeable. You can
register another new domain name if you wish.
many domain Names can I register?
You can register as many as you like, provided they are
available to be booked. In all circumstances you will have
to adopt the same process of domain registration, which you
were adapting to book a single domain.
if my domain name turns out to be taken?
This is a very real possibility as there are tens of
thousands of names being registered EVERY day. Even if its
available when you sign-up for AMITY Infotech services in
this regard, there may be someone in the process already
that wants that domain name. The best bet is to pick a
domain name that is simple for customers to remember yet
unique enough that no one will possibly think of using it.
You may also be able to get a name close to what you want
merely by putting - or some other part of your legal
business name into your domain name.
characters can I use when
registering a domain name?
You can use the characters a-z
and 0-9 (in any combination).
You can also use hyphens (-),
although your domain name cannot
start or end with a hyphen. You
cannot use any other characters,
nor should you use punctuation. Use up to 67 characters total.
I register an all-numeric domain
the minimum number of characters
in a domain name?
Most domain name extensions
require a minimum of 2
characters for a domain name,
although a few countries have
set higher minimums for names
registered under their
information will I receive when
ordering a domain name?
You get an email confirmation. It is
always a good idea to print
out any information supplied
by your registrar during the
registration process so that you
will have access to it later.
much should I be paying to
register a domain?
Click here for our
extra services can I expect when
I register a domain name?
We offer a wide variety
of other services, which include:
- FREE Domain Locking
- FREE DNS Service
- FREE Domain
- FREE Domain
- FREE Bulk Tools
- FREE Easy to Use Control Panel
- Consolidated Renewal Reminders
registered a domain name, but I
made a mistake while registering
and registered the wrong
name/changed my mind about
registering it after paying. Can
I cancel my registration?
Under the current Domain Name
Service Agreement, all sales are final. If
you want to register a different
domain name, you'll have to pay
thinking of registering the
".org" of a well-known
.com domain name. Is that a good
While this tactic may get you
some "free" traffic,
it's also a great recipe for a
lawsuit. If the .com domain is
trademarked, it's better to
steer clear of trouble. If the
.com domain is
"generic" (that is, it
is a dictionary word which is
not trademarked) then you're
safer. Ultimately, it's your
I'm thinking of registering a misspelling of a popular
site's domain name (example: Yahhoo.com,
AOLL.com). Is that a good idea?
This is commonly known as "typosquatting"
i.e. buying a domain name with
the expectation of siphoning
traffic off of the legitimate
site by snaring people who can't
spell well. There have been a
number of court cases as a
result of this kind of behavior
- most were decided in favor of
the site owner. Ultimately, it's
are the "hidden costs"
of domain name ownership?
It's important to remember that
a domain name is only
"yours" for as long as
you keep paying the renewal fee.
If you keep a domain name for 5
years, you'll have to pay 5
separate fees (although you can make a one-time payment for all 5 years).
can't think of any good domain
names. Any suggestions?
Try and think of domain names
associated with current or
future growth areas, or topics
that are always popular such as
golf and finance. Think of
domain names that specifically
relate to YOUR industry or line
of business. A good way to
brainstorm is to sit down with a
clean piece of paper, let your
mind wander, and write down
every idea you get as a
result... sometimes you'll be
pleasantly surprised at what
your unconscious throws up!. You can
check the availability here.
How do I place
You can use our
domain registration form to set up your account, 24
hours a day, 7 days a week, or by emailing us at
firstname.lastname@example.org from Monday to Friday.
How Do I make the
You can send in your payments for web hosting and domain
name registration using the following payment modes:
- Cash / Cheque / Demand Draft
- Credit / Debit Card / Netbanking
- ICICI Bank Transfer - NEFT / SWIFT
- Western Union
Detailed Payment options:
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