QUICK ON THE NET is your web hosting provider and we also provide the site builder toolkit for you to create your new website. To take full advantage of our services, we recommend you register your own domain name and purchase the 'Own Domain Upgrade'.
Where can I Registrar my Domain Name?
To keep it simple:
- If you are based in the UK, we recommend you register your domain at 123-reg.
- If you are based anywhere else in the world, we recommend you register your domain at GoDaddy.
It is important that you keep your domain username and password handy, because it will be necessary to set up your domain after the registration process is completed.
Can I use any Domain Registrar?
In principle, yes, however it is important that you choose a registrar which offers 'DNS Management', preferably 'Free DNS Management'. Most domain companies offer 'Free DNS Management' as standard, however some only offer a domain parking service (and that would be unsuitable).
If you have any doubts, please contact us and we will be happy to offer advice and expert guidance, free of charge.
Can I use any Domain Name Extension?
Yes, that is fine. For example, you could register a .COM, .CO.UK, .IE, .CA, .COM.AU, .CO.NZ, .BIZ, .NET, or whatever you require. It's up to you.
If you need some help on how to choose a domain name, please contact us and we can offer some useful help and tips.
Let's Summarise Who Does What
OK, let's keep this simple and review which company is responsible for which service.
QUICK ON THE NET is responsible for your:
- Website hosting service.
- Site builder toolkit.
Your domain registrar (domain name registration company) is responsible for your:
- Domain name registration service.
- Domain name renewal notification to you.
- Optional: domain name email hosting.
As an option, you might also wish to purchase an email service from your domain registrar.
If you need some advice on how to choose an email address, please contact us and we can offer some useful tips and information.