is a domain Name?
A domain name tells people (and the computers they use)
how to find your homepage on the Internet. Your hosting
provider assigns each domain name to a numerical IP (Internet
Protocol) address. People remember names better than numbers,
but computers translate www.yourname.com into IP address
Why do I need to register
a domain name?
Registering a domain name for your business or organization
is essential to your marketing efforts. A domain gives
your business credibility and a unique identity on the
World Wide Web.
What is a URL?
It stands for Univesal Resource Locator. Some people
refer to it as a web address (although URL is not limited
to the web). An example of a URL is http://www.kmdesignco.coml.
Please note that a URL is a unique identifier. No two
websites can have the same URL. This is the reason why
you should register your domain name before someone
What is an IP address?
Every computer on the Internet has a numeric address
called IP-Address that is used to identify the location
of the computer. An example of an IP address is 188.8.131.52.
This kind of addressing system is cumbersome and hard
to remember for humans. Having a domain name will eliminate
the need to remember an IP address.
What is a DNS?
DNS stands for "Domain Name Server". It translates
domain names into IP addresses that computers understand.
For example, if someone wants to access our website
(www.klmtechnologies.com), the DNS will translate the domain
into the IP address 184.108.40.206, which will allow
the computer to locate our web server.
What are the components of
a domain name?
A domain name consists of two or more words separated
by a period. The last word (the far right) is called
a "top-level domain". Here are some common
top-level domains and their use: ".com", ".net",
".org", ".edu", etc. Other top-level
domains include those for countries (.CA for Canada,
.UK for the United Kingdom, .HK for Hong Kong, etc.)
To the left of the top-level domain is what is called
the "second-level domain." In klmtechnology.com,
"klmdesignco" represents a second-level domain
within the top-level domain of .com.
Do you handle the domain registration
process? How much does it cost?
Yes, we now register domain names for only US$14.99/year
or CDN$19.99/year! We also take care of any modifications
on your already existing domain (i.e. transferring your
existing domain to our servers). By paying for the name
yourself, you are assured of complete title and ownership
How will I be able to tell
if my desired domain name is already taken?
Before registering a domain name you will first have
to do a "Whois" search to see if the requested
domain name is available. You can do this right from
our website. If you need more detailed information about
the ownership of the domain name we suggest the following
Can I register a domain name
without web hosting?
If you don?t need any of our hosting plans, feel free
to take advantage of our Free Parking. You can park
your domain names indefinitely on our servers at no
extra cost, as long as you maintain ownership of your
Once I have secured my name,
how long may I use it?
If there are no trademark disputes, your secured domain
name will be yours for as long as you maintain the yearly
registration fees with us.
What if my desired domain
name is the same as a trademarked name?
If you register a name in good faith, it does not belong
to an internationally known company and you can show
that you have a legitimate reason to use the name, you
will probably be able to keep the name. This may not
be the case if it can be shown that you purchased the
name for the express purpose of re-selling it to a company
with a legitimate claim to the name.
How do I choose a good domain
It is important to choose a domain that will reflect
the intent and purpose of your website or business.
Try to keep it short and simple. Your domain name will
be one of the ways people recognize or evaluate the
site for their interests when they are searching via
Yahoo! or other search engines.
What are the valid characters
for a domain name, and how long can it be?
The only valid characters for a domain name are letters,
numbers and a hyphen "-". Other special characters
like the underscore "_" or an exclamation
mark "!" are NOT permitted. Example: your
name.com (not correct, no spaces allowed) Example: your-name.com
(is correct) A domain name can be up to 72 characters
long -- including the 4 characters used to identify
the Top Level Domain (.NET, .COM, .ORG, or .EDU). Do
not type the www. before your domain name when registering.
Can I transfer an already
existing name to your servers?
Yes, simply contact
us to request a transfer. You should keep the service
with your current provider while waiting for your registrar
to complete the transfer process. This can take up to
Do you charge to transfer
the dns of my existing domain to your servers?
Absolutely not! If you use one of our hosting packages,
the least we can do is transfer your domain?s DNS to
our servers for you!
How do I transfer my existing
name to your servers?
Most registrars give you a username and password so
you can go to their site, login and make the necessary
DNS modifications (change hosts). You?ll need to enter
in our nameserver information as follows:
Primary IP: 220.127.116.11
Primary Hostname: ns1.meganameservers.com
Secondary IP: 18.104.22.168
Secondary Hostname: ns2.meganameservers.com
Secondary IP: 22.214.171.124
Secondary Hostname: ns3.meganameservers.com
Do I have to pay for my existing
domain name again if I sign up with you?
Probably not. Most registrars, including Network Solutions,
Register.com, and OpenSRS, don't charge you to do DNS
Can you host international
Yes, we can host any foreign extension. We will help
you register these names when possible. Otherwise, we
will provide you with the information that you need
to register the name yourself.
Who is OpenSRS?
OpenSRS is a cooperative SLD (second level domain name)
registration service for the .com, .net and .org namespace,
managed by TUCOWS.com Inc. OpenSRS is fully accredited
by ICANN and officially recognized by Network Solutions.
It is a completely open system that has been designed
to allow domain name resellers that are not ICANN or
NSI affiliated to register domain names at wholesale
I just registered a domain
name and it?s still showing as available! Is it registered?
Of course! It will take between 24-48 hours for DNS
Propagation. DNS Propagation is the process by which
the computers on the Internet update their records (DNS
tables) to reflect new site name(s). When this is complete,
your name can be accessed and recognized on the Internet.