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Registration of domain names

A word or phrase can be used as a domain name.

Once you have chosen a domain name, you will need to send the registration request to a registrar.

You will need to send the following information to the registrar:

▸ The desired domain name.
▸ Name and contact information (including e-mail address, physical address and contact telephone number) of the domain registration, administration and billing contacts.
▸ Registration period of the desired domain.
▸ Payment information

Once you have provided all of this information to the registrar, the registrar will initiate the domain name registration process for you. Your registrar will send your domain name request and the domain name’s technical and contact information to the registry.

The registrar files the contact information for the Whois. In addition, the registry adds your domain’s zone files to the master servers. The master servers tell the other servers on the Internet where your website is stored.

Your domain is considered registered and ready for use when all information has been updated.