Cosmic-Internet.com will register your
domain for free! That's right, you only pay the Registration
fee, which is only $10 for one year's registration.
There are over 100,000 domain names registered each week, and they're
going fast. Why wait? Some hosting providers charge as much as $99 to register your domain
name and park it on their servers. We do that for free!
How can we give it away? It's simple. We want to introduce you to our
hosting services, and we're sure you'll be delighted with our responsiveness and
dedication to excellence. We're sure you'll want to host your Web site with us once you're
So if you know you need a domain name, and you want to secure it before
someone else does, fill-in our on-line form and we'll submit
your registration within minutes.
Cosmic-Internet.com offers high-speed
connectivity just one hop from the MAE-East backbone, OC3 Connectivity, BGP4 Multi-homing,
daily tape backups and generator standby power for speed and reliability. Our servers are
located in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C. As home of various national
security agencies, this area has the fastest communications connections in the world.
There is no better place for you to host your clients.
How to Pick a Domain Name
Make a list of potential domain names you would like, then
try them out at this Domain Registration site,
which will also give you many suggestions.
We generally suggest, in priority order:
.ORG is best for non-profit ORGanizations
- .COM is what most people know, meaning a COMmercial or COMpany site.
- .NET is the next most popular for web sites on the interNET.
The .COM is currently considered the most desirable domain
"real estate", but .NET is the next most popular alternative.
First of all your domain name should make sense with your
business. But remember that many companies such as Yahoo.com and Google.com have
become quite successful in picking a strange, but unused domain name. If people
already know you by your standard business name, it is best to find something like that.
The important thing is that it is easy to remember, and to speak. Dashes or
underscores are easy to read, but harder to remember or say. So using one word is
best. You will probably need to tell someone your
domain name, or relay it by telephone. You won't want to have to say something like
Cosmic Dash Internet.com when you can say CosmicInternet.net all one word.
It should be as short as possible, but the shorter ones go quickly. Prices
are so low now, that it is a minimum investment to reserve your domain name. It used
to cost $75 to register a domain, and it was required to register for two years, to
start. But now you can register for one year, for only $10
If you find a domain name you really want, and someone has it, you can email them with
an offer. Find out the email address of the Administrative Contact, and send them an
email. Note the Create Date of the domain. If they haven't done anything with
the site for a long time, as you can't find any actual pages put up, they may be open to
selling it. Don't sound too anxious, or they may put the price at $1 million.
Maybe you can agree to put a link to their site in exchange for a popular or similar site
name that you have already reserved. Having the .NET for a .COM gives you more
If they still won't sell it, and they aren't using it, offer to Lease the domain.
That way the owner can keep ultimate control over the domain, but can still keep looking
for a buyer. But it is more risky. You shouldn't invest too much in it.
It is like renting a house. Use the site to direct the users over to another site
that you own absolutely. Put a notice directing them to the new site, and asking
viewers to update their bookmark. With time, people will go to the new site, and you
won't need the old one. If you are going to invest a lot in advertising a site you
are leasing, you may be making it possible for the owner to jack up the price, knowing you
need the site. So you must make the price per year very specific, and that the price
cannot go up later, or can only go up, say 5% per year. Just pray that no other
buyers come along. If a potential buyer sees you already have content on the site,
they may not bother making an offer.
Here are some articles on the relative value of the .COM and .NET
But there are still plenty of possibilities for domain names, and
with creativity and luck, you can find the perfect one you will feel comfortable with.
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