Domain name is your unique business-address on the internet.
- Domain name is the first thing required to build a website. Domain name looks like zerodha.com, incometax.gov.in, ascentcts.com and so on. Once you reserve (buy) a domain name for yourself or your business, you get an exclusive right to use it for a specified period of time. Eg: when you visit zerodha.com, you see Zerodha-related information and no other information. Similarly, when you buy a domain name for your business (and build a website), your business information is showcased when someone accesses your domain name on the internet.
- While .com is the oldest and most commonly used TLD (Top Level Domain), there are many other TLDs like .in (for India), .com.in (for Company in India), .us (for USA) and also new generation TLDs like .market (for Markets), .shop (for Shops) and so on. At ascent, we offer 400+ TLD choices to our clients.
- Domain Names are leased and not bought. Meaning, domain registration fees need to be paid every year. Domain name can generally be reserved (bought / rented) for a period of 1 year to 10 years. Domain name fees depend upon the TLD. Domain name fees could range from about US$ 4-5 per year to thousands of US$ per year.