What is DNS?

Domain Name System, or DNS, is the backbone of your online presence. Every domain name uses DNS to control how visitors find your website and how you receive email. You can think of your domain name as a street address, and DNS acts as your GPS. Visitors won't be able to find your address if the GPS isn't able to provide the correct directions. This means that if your DNS isn't correct, your website and email won't work the way they should. When you type in a domain name in your internet browser, DNS works to find the information for that domain. Domains are a friendly way for us to remember how to get to a website, but underneath that friendly name, computers talk to each other using numbers. These numbers…
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How to find a domain with PowerHoster

How to find a domain that is as unique as you are and or your business is easy with POWERHOSTER.COM. If you have an idea to get online or a great name for your website, we recommend registering it immediately before anyone else does. You can use your domain name for your website and email. Your domain name establishes your online identity and increases branding, marketing and communication opportunities. To get started, check to see if the domain name you want is available. If available, register the domain name for a period of time you specify during the checkout process. To Check a Domain Name's Availability Go to our Home Page. In the search field, enter the name you want to register, and then select the domain extension from the…
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Does pre-registering a domain guarantee I’ll get it?

No. Pre-registering a gTLD reserves your place in our queue for that domain. The instant the registration phase opens, we’ll submit your registration electronically using our industry-leading technology to give you an edge. If we can’t get the name for you, we’ll refund your registration cost. Application fees collected during the Priority Pre-Registration or Trademark phases are non-refundable.   If GoDaddy secures the name and more than one person or company has pre-registered it, all parties will be invited to a private auction to decide who gets it.
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What are the benefits of pre-registering a domain name?

Competition for some of the new gTLDs is likely to be fierce. Pre-registering a domain name might give you an advantage over others wishing to register the exact same domain name. Much like standing in line for tickets, the earlier you get there the more likely you are to get one you want.   If more than one person pre-registers the same domain at GoDaddy, all applicants will be invited to a private auction to decide who gets it.
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What’s the difference between the various registration phases?

All domain extensions follow the same release sequence. The first registration period is always reserved for Trademark Owners. During the second phase - Priority Preregistration - anyone may increase their chances of getting a non-trademarked domain for a fee. Pre-registration comes next and allows you to get a jump on those who will try to register names during General Availability, which is open to the public. During this final phase, names are awarded on a first come, first served basis.
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Will there be domains in languages other than English?

Yes. Thanks to the new gTLDs, speakers of nearly three dozen languages - including Arabic, Chinese, and languages based on the Cyrillic alphabet - will have their own domain extensions. This will be a huge bonus for companies that promote their products in countries where these languages are spoken
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Why are there new TLDs?

The short answer is to increase your web naming options. With .COM nearing its 30th birthday, many of the best and most valuable domain names have already been registered. This has long been a frustration for business owners, forcing them to make up names for their businesses just to find an available domain name. With the introduction of new gTLDs, you have a fresh chance to get the domain name you really want. Because many of the new domain extensions are specific to particular industries, interests or locations, your web address can now tell people exactly what you do (or where you do it). This makes the new domains easy to remember and you easier to find online.
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What is a gTLD and why does it matter to me?

Many of the new domains that are becoming available on the web are called gTLDs or generic Top-Level Domains (TLDs). Like the original TLDs - .COM, .ORG, .NET - the new gTLDs are part of what people type into the address bar of their web browsers to get to your website. Thanks to these new domains, your website address can now describe who you are or what you do. For example, .PHOTOGRAPHY, .BUILD and .ATTORNEY all tell visitors something about what you offer. With a gTLD, you get a web address that’s specific to you and easy to remember so you can find more customers online.
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When people search in Google, won’t a .com be favored ?

Even though .com domain extensions have been around longer, that doesn't mean newer gTLDs will receive different treatment when it comes to search engine rankings.  According to John Mueller, a Webmaster Trends Analyst at Google, "overall, our systems treat new gTLDs like other gTLDs (like .com & .org). Keywords in a TLD do not give any advantage or disadvantage in search."
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How to chose good domain names ?

A domain name is an identification string that defines a realm of administrative autonomy, authority or control within the Internet. Domain names are formed by the rules and procedures of the Domain Name System (DNS). Any name registered in the DNS is a domain name.  You have 15 tricky to chose a good domain name, normally you need a .com domain name because a lot of other domain names like .net, .org , .ca, or .biz are just working for .com domain name. We have listed 15 tips to choose good domain names: Easy to type and remember Short and simple Use keywords or phrases Target your area Choose a more descriptive domain name Must be SEO understanding No trademarked domain names Register number domains for Chinese based customers  Which…
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