What is a Domain Name
A domain name is a user friendly translation
of the numbers which comprise an Internet network address. Your domain
name is your home or your address on the Internet.
Who can register a Domain Name
Anyone can register any name provided that
it is not taken already. You may loose that name if someone can prove in
law that it belongs to them either by usage or through trade mark registration.
Country Domain Names
Each country and territory in the world
has itís own domain suffix. For example the UK is .uk, Ireland is .ie
and Germany is .de. Each country domain has itís own rules and regulations
which need to be checked out before applying for registration. BB have
an International department who can do this for you.
Why register a Domain Name
It is your identity for all time on the
Internet. If people want to find you on the Internet, access your web site
or send you an E-Mail you should have an easily recognisable name that
immediately identifies you and your business.
What names should be registered
Trading names, brand names and trade mark
names. The names can lead to the same Internet site or to separate sites
as you wish, but registration will protect the names and prevent others
from using them.
In which countries should I register
Certainly in those where your products
or services are sold, in countries where you anticipate you will wish to
trade in the future. The use of a country specific suffix identifies you
with that country which will be to your advantage.
How long does a Domain Name last
All registrations will last indefinitely
provided an annual maintenance fee is paid. This becomes due after the
first two years for UK and US registrations, In other domains it may be
necessary to pay a maintenance fee after the first year.
How long does registration take
It takes us only a few hours for UK and
US registrations. Some of the foreign domains with more complex rules can
What rights does a .tm registration
It is a registration in the domain of Turkmenistan.
It does not confer any trade mark protection rights. Itís use is to reinforce
a registered trade mark and to prevent unscrupulous use.
What is a Domain
Domains are a hierarchical structure on
the Internet. The highest level domains are called Top Level Domains (TLDís).
Each TLD has a Domain Authority that grants domain names to applicants.
There are several lower level domains whose rules are similar and are managed
by their individual registration authorities.
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