Your domain name — it's how the online world finds you. A domain name, or Web address, is an address where you can be found online. It's how you'll express yourself through email or your website and it's what customers think of when trying to find you. Here are some things to keep in mind when doing a domain name search.
If you already have a business or brand, your domain should match your name. If the .com domain is taken, you can try an alternate TLD, but be sure not to put yourself in another company’s shadow or infringe on their trademark.
Make sure your domain is easy to spell and pronounce, and doesn’t contain any strange letter substitutions or omissions that will make it difficult to remember. Hyphens are also usually not a great idea because people forget about them.
It’s important to come up with one that can stand the test of time and that accurately represents you and your website or brand. Get .Com Domains - only starting at $7.00 for limited time! Search for new domains and register your name before someone else does.
Why DSWshop Hosting for Domains
We've got features that others don't. We strive to deliver the highest level of service for every product we offer, and we’re immensely proud of the reputation we've built for doing so. Our customers are our top priority!
WhoisGuard Privacy Protection
Comodo PositiveSSL Certificate
DSWshop Hosting’s huge network of DNS servers across the US and Europe delivers highly reliable service, featuring URL and email forwarding, as well as real-time record modification. Our dynamic DNS automatically manages changing IP addresses to keep your site running with zero downtime.
WhoisGuard Privacy Protection
WhoisGuard protects your privacy online by masking your personal registration info in the publicly accessible Whois database. WhoisGuard also reduces spam and protects you against identity theft. Best of all, it comes free for life with every eligible DSWshop Hosting domain registration.
Comodo PositiveSSL Certificate
PositiveSSL is of the most popular and affordable SSL certificates available today. It lets you secure a single domain, takes only minutes to set up, and provides a free site seal and 128/256-bit encryption. Plus, there's no extensive paperwork involved. All our SSL Certificates provide strong encryption as well as a 30-day money-back warranty.
Once you use our domain name lookup and find a suitable web address, you can manage your site through a simple interface. Managed your domain and all of its aspects from an easy-to-use control panel. Change DNS records easily across multiple domains.
Once you find your perfect domain, lock it down to prevent unauthorized transfers. Unlock it for transfers at anytime. Our domain name service will save your preferred name and keep it secure for when you are ready.
Our DSWshop Hosting support staffers are some of the most professional, knowledgeable people in the industry. And they’re available 24/7 to guide you through the purchase process and answer your questions. You can also consult our vast Knowledgebase for information on all our products and services.
Frequently Asked QUESTIONS
What is a domain name?
By definition, a domain name is simply a human readable form of an IP address. In function it is the destination that you type into a web browser in order to visit a website, such a www.google.com. Metaphorically, it is very similar to how you would scroll to a contact in your cell phone rather than manually dialing the person by entering their full phone number; the phone number would be an IP address and the saved contact would be a domain name. Always buy a domain with a reputable domain registrar.
How do I buy a domain name?
With DSWhost.com, buying a domain name is very straightforward. Simply use the search bar at the top of this page to check domain availability, then follow the prompts in order to complete the domain registration process.
I have a domain name at a different company. Can I transfer my domain to a DSWshop Hosting?
Yes. You can transfer either the domain registration or simply update the DNS at your current registrar to point to your DSWshop.com/Domain_Hosting account, or both. We would recommend both hosting and maintaining the domain registration with us in order to ensure the optimum support experience.
What is WHOIS Domain Privacy?
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is the organization that governs the rules and regulations for domain name registrations. ICANN requires, for various reasons including to determine ownership of a domain should a dispute transpire, that a publicly accessible database be maintained that contains the contact information of all domain registrants. In layman's terms this means your domain name will be searchable by anyone and those search results will include your full name, physical address and other contact information. In order to protect your privacy in this regard, DSWshop Hosting offers WHOIS Domain Privacy which then masks your information using our own and implements a procedure for you to control who is able to then gain access to your contact information via a WHOIS search. Whenever you buy a domain name, no matter what domain name registration service you use, you are subject to the same ICANN rules, for this reason it is important to use a reputable service who cares about your privacy. DSWshop Hosting always recommends enabling WHOIS Domain Privacy.
How many domain names can I host with DSWshop Hosting?
Our Basic web hosting plan will host one domain, whereas our Value and Premier web hosting plans will host unlimited domains. It is important to choose the plan that best fits your needs. All of our hosting plans allow for unlimited subdomains, and you can certainly upgrade at any time.
Can I use my custom domain name for my email?
Absolutely. In order to convey an air of professionalism with your online business, or even just make a good first impression, it is important to use an email address that matches your domain name. Domain.com makes this very easy to set up once you complete your domain name registration.