By Leah -
on Tue Aug 3 2010
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Every now and then we have a client find they have unknowingly
allowed their domain name (URL or website address) to expire.
Domain names are often purchased some time before a website is
launched and should be purchased by the website owner. They can be
bought through any number of providers online and need to be
renewed annually or bi-annually.
More often than not, a company's domain name will be hosted with
one provider, and their website will be hosted with another. There
is no problem with this at all, as it easy enough to "point" the
domain name at the website by use of the I.P. address.
I.P. address stands for Internet Protocol address and is a set
of numbers that act a bit like your house address. A person might
think they are visiting "bka's office" but they are arriving at
"209 Great North Road".
The same goes for websites. You may type in www.bka.co.nz, but underneath that URL, you are
actually arriving at 188.8.131.52.
When you first register your domain name, you will be required
to give your admin and technical contact details. These are
important to note down because when the time comes to renew your
URL, you will be required to use the same email address to identify
you as the correct owner.
Many grey hairs have been born trying to find an old employee
who was the only one who had the password, or trying to reinstate
an old email address.
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