It is so easy to register a name!... and once
your name - or your company name - is registered you can't use it ever!
Demand for domain names is growing exponentially, far better
to be sure now that your name is available to you whenever you want to
use it than wait until you are ready; then find it is no longer available.
We can help you maintain your company name, protect your products and trademarks, making you more visible on the Internet.
"Domain Grabbing" - The registration of other companies names. (ie. MacDonalds registered by Clan MacDonald, not the company) is rife in some areas especially in the USA (.com, .net, .org). So if you need to protect your name we recommend that you protect it in all the countries where you trade.
The rules are straight forward.
There are two principal types of domain names, used in the United Kingdom; these are National and International and are distinguished by their suffix. (".uk" is a united kingdom name,".com" and ".net" are international names )
UK Names:/ www.your name.co.uk, www.your name.ltd.uk, www,your name.plc.uk, www.your name.net.uk.
International Names: / www.your name.com & www.your name.net
Here are some examples of the more common suffixes that may be available to you if they are appropriate:
www.yourname.co.uk Can be whatever trading name you wish to use.
www.yourname.ltd.uk The name must be exactly the same as the name under which your company is registered at the UK Companies Office.
www.yourname.plc.uk The name must be exactly the same as the name under which your company is registered at the UK Companies Office.
www.yourname.uk.com Can be whatever trading name you wish to use, a useful alternative to .co.uk.
www.yourname.net.uk Is for network providers.
www.yourname.com Is an international registration for a commercial organisation
www.yourname.net Is an international registration for a network provider
You need to be aware that registration of the international .com name does not give you protection from anyone registering the same name with a .uk suffix anymore than registration of a .uk suffix will protect you from a .ie or .nl registration.