When discussing web addresses, you’ll often come across terms like top-level domain, second-level domain, sub domain, ccTLD (country code top-level domains), and gTLD (generic top-level domains). What do all these different domain types mean and how many domain endings even exist? Our guide will help you find the right domain type for your project.
A suitable Internet address is the be-all and end-all when it comes to being found online. Thanks to new, modern top-level domains such as .beauty or .blog, the possibilities for finding a suitable name for your own web project have increased considerably in recent years. How do you buy a domain once you have found the right name? And how do you secure a domain with a TLD that is not yet...
What should you do if your desired domain has already been taken? The range of available .com or .org domains has gotten smaller over the years. Now there is a solution to this problem: new top-level domains! Instead of using complicated and unclear abbreviations, choose short and concise domains from the new TLDs. Local companies can especially profit from nTLDs.
Whether professional or private, you can gain awareness with your own website. However, in many cases this comes at a price. Besides hosting and web design you also have to consider your Internet address – your domain. But how much does a domain name cost? Find out what factors influence the price.
The domain business has been booming for years. Some companies are willing to pay a few million dollars for the right web address. But how exactly can the domain value be determined? We’ll tell you how best to respond to a sales inquiry and how to find out what the value of your domain is before buying or selling it.
Most people will have launched a mobile website with the prefix “m.” at some point. Or maybe you’ve landed on an English-language page with an “en.” in front of it? In both cases, you have called up a subdomain. But what is a subdomain? And when does it make sense to use one? We’ll discuss the purpose of a subdomain and how relevant subdomains are for SEO.
It’s now easier than ever to register your own web address. Customers just need to apply to a web-hosting provider with their desired domain, and the rights to the address could be theirs in next to no time. But what processes are going on in the background? The application goes from pillar to post, beginning with the registrar, then sent on to a central registry for the chosen top-level domain,...
Just because a domain has expired, doesn’t mean it has to be kicked to the curb immediately. It is worth considering turning the internet address into a parked domain for a certain period of time in order to generate advertising revenue. This allows domain owners to bide their time and come up with a new web project for the domain or to find a suitable buyer.
Does a website have a price? Yes, and you can make money buying and selling domains. If the demand is high enough, you can even make a high profit with domain trading. However, it isn’t enough to have any web address and just hope for the best. To buy and sell domains successfully, a few things must be considered. So what do you have to do to sell a domain?
First impressions count and that also applies to domain names. They should be short, concise and creative and obviously not be in use by anyone else. There are countless possibilities to create a good domain name thanks to new top-level domains, special characters and lots more. Just make sure to bear in mind name and trademark laws.
Domain expertise: a closer look at website addresses with IONOS’s Domain Guide
Domains represent the basic name of a website (e.g. ionos.com). They are clear and unique addresses that are extended through subdomains and subpages. They can be purchased from a domain provider as long as you comply with certain criteria. There are many things you should know regarding web addresses; it isn’t as simple as choosing a domain name and then registering it. As part of the IONOS Digital Guide, our domain portal provides comprehensive information about internet addresses and their components. Under the ‘Domain’ category you will find both basic articles and more complex ones for more advanced readers.
IONOS’s Domain Guide at a glance
Our Domain Guide is divided into four subcategories. The heading ‘domain extensions’ deals with the various top-level domains, like .org or .com. Besides the (traditional) generic and country-specific top-level domains, we also introduce many new web address extensions and examine their potential. Under the heading ‘domain registration’ you can obtain advice on domain registration, forwarding, and transfers as well as other administrative matters relating to internet addresses. News and backgrounds can be found in our ‘domain news’ section. Finally, we provide you with facts, suggestions, and recommendations with regard to naming and registering your internet address. All together, these subcategories form an extensive domain portal where you can expand your knowledge on domains.
Domain expertise for everyone
The target audience is just as varied as the contents of the Domain Guide, as it’s made up of small and medium-sized businesses as well as website operators, domain traders, and inquisitive readers. As is the case for all categories of IONOS’s Digital Guide, the domain guide also caters to both novices and experienced users. Posts such as ‘What is a domain?’ Or ‘The most important tips for domain registration’, don’t require any previous knowledge before reading. Articles like ‘How to protect your domain from ‘typo squatting’ or ‘Domain parking: earning easy money with unused domains’ appeal more to skilled readers. Our domain guide is an extensive online reference that should come in handy for both private and business contexts.