So, you'd like to have a web site for your business, but you just don't know where to
start. We hope this will give you a better understanding of what goes into a web site, and
how to get the most out of it.
Do I really "need" a Domain Name for my business? No.
Most people want a domain name for their business, but it isn't a necessity. You could
have a totally functional web site at www.lvs.net/yourbusinessname.
It's not very personalized though and most people would prefer www.yourbusinessname.com.
What is a domain name for anyway? Computers find other
computers and web sites on the internet by IP addresses. For example; the site you are
visiting now is actually 220.127.116.11. If you type this number in the address field of
your browser you will end up here. Of course
is much easier to tell people and have them remember than an IP address. That's where the
Domain Name Registrars comes in. These Registrars support a database of IP addresses and the Domain Names
assigned to them. It's basically a "directory" listing for web sites.
Domain Names all have an extension. These are typically .com, .net, and .org. There are
others available with various requirements and costs involved. You may want to consider if
you qualify and/or want to pay the additional costs to get the name you want. Other
extensions include .edu (usually a university), .mil, .cc, .tv, and many for foreign
Tips for deciding on the right Domain Name.
Shorter names are easier to remember and spell. A misspelled domain name is the same as
the wrong name.
Choose Limited Visual Services to host your Microsoft®
2000 - based Web site?
provide the following:
your web site will be active and ready for you to edit
within the same business day as your initial
Registrar's Fee's apply
will not know until you research that domain
name. Use any Name Registrar and follow their "Whois" directions to
research your choices of Domain Names.
Extremely short names like www.abc.com
were the first
to go. Some companies have registered many names that they thought would be popular and
then sell them for great deals of money. 3 letter names generally sell for several
thousand dollars or more.
How do I register a Domain Name? You fill out an online form
at one of the Internic Registrars, follow this link for a list of accredited
When you register a Domain Name, you must pay whoever
records your listing an annual fee to retain your Domain Name. There are several different
companies that supply this registration service with a wide variation in fees. You may
register your Domain Name with any one of these companies yourself, or Limited Visual
Services will do it for you. We don't charge any setup fees for this service other
than the the cost to register your Domain Name.
If you register a Domain Name yourself and would like to host your web site with
Limited Visual Services you will need to post the following with the Registrar of your
POP3 and IMAP supported.
|Primary DNS Server
|Secondary DNS Server
|Tertiary DNS Server