what is a web site?
setting up a web site
your domain name
web site design
web site hosting
web site marketing
|To host a web site you will need to have or to register a domain
name. This is a name that gives you individuality and as long as the
registration is kept up to date (which we do automatically) the domain
name remains yours to use. This is also the name that you type into your browser to view the web site when it is known as a URL (Uniform Resource Locator).
The name may reflect you business name, your line of
work, the type of product you supply or something completely different.
We can provide advice on a suitable name and register it for you, on
the phone while you wait if necessary, as long as it is not already in
When you host your domain name any mail received (e.g.
firstname.lastname@example.org) will be forwarded to your own e-mail address no
matter who you are using for your Internet connection. You can register
a domain name and have it set up to forward your e-mail without setting
up or paying for web hosting. This is useful if you need another domain
name or a private e-mail address but don't want an associated web site.
Domain names are usually renewed every 2 years.
If the domain name is hosted with us then it is automatically re-registered
every 2 years. Domain names registration incurs a fee which is payable every 2 years.
If you want to know if a domain name is free then go to centralops.net/co/ and click on the Domain Dossier link and enter the domain name (e.g. yoursite.co.uk) in the 'domain or IP address' box.