Domain registration is a somewhat technical process where you request a registrar to provide you with an available domain so that you might use it for web, email or other Internet related purposes. You can do this through a registrar of your choice or use OWT for this service and we'll take care of everything for you. If you decide to do this yourself be aware of these things:
- Use a reputable registrar. Avoid using registrars that have contacted you with some solicitation - they tend to be problematic.
- Register the domain with an Email you expect to have access to for some time. You may need this Email to obtain credentials to manage your domain in the future. Generic addresses rather than an individuals email are best (eg. firstname.lastname@example.org) so that you are not dependent upon one employee in the future.
- If this is for a company, make sure that the employee responsible for this keeps these credentials somewhere safe and shares this information with another employee so that you are never caught without access to your domain records.
- A .com address is preferred for businesses and .org for non-profit organizations. If you can't find a domain that you like (too long etc.) in those TLDs then you can try .info, .co or .net. There are many other top-level domains that are specialized. If one of those is appropriate that is fine but avoid using country domains (.bz etc.) unless that TLD somehow plays into your name. These registrars are often harder to deal with.