Your domain name is the least expensive piece of one’s Internet presence – yet one of the most important! Domain names are annually renewed and paid for just like a post office box – if it lapses, anyone else can obtain it and use it. It can be a nightmare to recover your domain should that happen – a nightmare none of our domain name clients has ever had to endure.
The main purpose of a domain name is to give web surfers an easy way to find you on the web (like CharlesWorks.com). Some people choose to have one domain name to create a website, some use a domain name to create a personal or business email account (like Robin@CharlesWorks.com), and some own numerous domains with pertinent words in them to enhance their web presence (like CharlesWorks.domains).
There are various ways to purchase and register domains. Domain name registration through CharlesWorks offers personal service benefits:
- Free Initial Search
We recommend to all of our existing and prospective clients to exercise caution in how you search for a domain. Unscrupulous companies purchase domains people search for to sell them to those people at much inflated prices (often $100+ for $15 domains).
CharlesWorks can help you avoid this problem. You can search for available domains safely for yourself at no cost (click here), which helps you avoid the risk of losing your preferred domain name.
The charge for various domains varies according to TLD (that stands for Top Level Domain, like .com and .net and .info and many others), and also depending on who you register with and what country they are in and so on. CharlesWorks lets you search for domains at no cost, and you can register most domains for under $19 per year. Click here to check for your domain.
Domain registration with CharlesWorks can include private registration (so your personal information is unavailable to others and you are protected more from spammers and scams).
When you register a domain without privacy, your name, address, email address and phone number are made available to anyone. Your personal information is exposed 24 hours a day, every day, to anyone, anywhere. Domain privacy protects you from that with a Private Registration for a small additional charge. The “privacy” shields you – preventing your personal information from being placed out publicly on the Internet for the spammers, stalkers, and other unsavory individuals and companies who would harvest and use your personal information.
- DNS Set up included
We will do initial DNS setup for any new domains registered through CharlesWorks.
DNS is the worldwide system that enables your computer to determine which Internet address (the numbered address) goes with the web address (URL) you entered in your browser. Then your computer can talk to the computer (known as the server) that runs that website. DNS is like a phone directory for IP addresses – it converts names to numbers. When you look up a domain name in your web browser, DNS provides your browser software (like Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome or Apple’s Safari and so on) the IP address so it can find and display the website for you.
Most importantly, the CharlesWorks system will ensure you are notified that your domain is to be renewed automatically each year so you will not lose it. This is an extremely important piece of the service we provide our clients. We know that your time is valuable. We focus on these details so you can focus on the details of running your business or organization. We want to help ensure your web presence does not become unavailable.
For businesses it is important to remain aware that staff and employees will undoubtedly change over time. It is very easy for a domain name to get lost in the shuffle of changes within the employees and staffing changes. CharlesWorks endeavors to ensure you do not lose your company’s domain names.
For organizations and especially small non-profit organizations, churches, and clubs, our experience has been that the change in employees or members is far more problematic than with businesses. Often in those cases the individuals involved with the organization (especially those who are volunteers) have busy lives themselves and hold jobs elsewhere. It is important to not lose the organization’s domain name due to its not being a top priority in someone’s personal life. CharlesWorks helps ensure you do not lose your organization’s domain names.
For individuals, our experience is that domain names are lost by them when they do not respond to renewals. This can occur when such notifications end up in one’s spam box (can also occur with businesses and organizations as well) and are not responded to. Our staff are proactive and ensure that domains do not expire in the case of those domains CharlesWorks manages.
There is absolutely no obligation of any kind to click the red button below and check out your domain possibilities!
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