We are always telling you how important it is to have a website in this day and age. But we have not told you what you need in order to have your website up and running. First, you need to have a domain for example; example.com or example.co.ke.
This is your unique online identity. When people search for your business, this is what they will be searching for. The next thing you need to have is hosting. Hosting in layman terms is the space on servers where you store your emails, and your website.
Today I want to go deeper into the topic of domains, and what you need to know about it. For the domain, we have three parties involved; the registry, the registrar and the registrant. In our case, Kenic is our registry and it manages the registration of domain names within the domains for which it is responsible for, and controls the policies of domain name allocation
We- Peak and Dale are the registrar as accredited by the registry- in this case, Kenic. We manage the reservation of domain names and also maintain the security and the structures that make the domain work.
Still on the topic of domain registrars, you need to consider the kind of service you are receiving. Are you getting the service that you require from your domain registrar? Not all domain registrars are the same you know! You can shop around and get better prices, more features and far better customer service.
Gone are the days that it didn’t matter what you thought of the process, the services and the prices because now, we have a thousand registrars whose services and prices vary greatly.If you feel dissatisfied by your service provider, you could transfer to another registrar. This step is amazingly easier than you would expect. Both parties- the current and prospective registrars play a role in the process;
The current registrar will provide you an EPP (authorization) code. Once you have that, you then purchase domain transfer from the prospective registrar (let’s call it Peak and Dale) for now. Domain name transfers take 1-2 days to complete. What you need to know is that during transfer, you experience no downtime in your emails and website.
Finally, you as the client, are the registrant. Which means that you are the owner of the domain name. Recognizing the mobility of your online presence is key to ensuring that you’re always partnering with a company who has your back. Time for smart choices this new year. Why settle for less when you can have the competitive, reliable and quality services of Peak and Dale?
Look at this for more information.