"Just a shilling a week for you Sir, or you Madam."

For less than 5p per week, we'll give you a domain, email address & website.

2 years for the price of 1 on all UK domains. While offer lasts.|Register Now!

Freeola Guides


Freeola's Website Guide: Part 4: Web Addresses & Domains

By Freeola Support on 10th October, 2019 | 0 Comment(s)
What is a Domain? How do people view my site?



After uploading your website to your webspace, have you been wondering what visitors are going to type into the web address bar to see your site? Well worry not. Here we'll tell you everything you need to know about domain names, web addresses and any other bits and bobs you may need to know!

Domain Names:

Unless you want visitors to have to type something like 72.14.221.104 into their browser address bar to see your site, you're going to need a domain name. Domain names are what gives your web site a nice, friendly address on the internet (such as freeola.com, or bbc.co.uk) rather than the standard IP addresses (complicated, unique numbers that computers on the internet use to talk to each other).

You can register domain names at a fairly low cost these days, and buy all sorts of different types of domains that relate to different countries. The most popular domains for worldwide web sites usually end in .com, while in the UK you might find a lot of websites end in .co.uk or .uk. It doesn't really matter which type of domain name you choose, but if your web site is aimed at viewers from the UK, then we recommend one of these 2 types.

Domain names are usually registered from periods ranging upwards of 1 year, and once this period is close to ending, you'll get first refusal on 'renewing' your domain name for another period. While you'll never be able to guarantee that you own a domain name forever, as long as you renew your domain name every time it is close to 'expiring' you shouldn't have any problems. This is the same case no matter how large or popular your website or company is

You can register all kinds of domain types from GetDotted.com. Why not head over, try a couple of ideas and see what suggestions our domain factory provides? You never know, you might be able to find a rare dictionary word domain that hasn't yet been registered!


Did you find this article helpful?

Yes | No


Article Comments (0)
There are currently no comments on this article.
Add your comment:

Comments are limited to 750 characters, you have 750 remaining.

Freeola & GetDotted are rated

Check out some of our customer testimonials below:

First Class!
I feel that your service on this occasion was absolutely first class - a model of excellence. After this, I hope to stay with Freeola for a long time!

View More Testimonials

Brilliant service.
Love it, love it, love it!
Christopher

View More Testimonials

Need some help? Give us a call on 01376 55 60 60

Go to Support Centre
Feedback Hide Feedback Tab

Live Chat is offline

Live Chat is available:
9am to 6:30pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).

01376 55 60 60

Send us a ticket.

It appears you are using an old browser, as such, some parts of the Freeola and Getdotted site will not work as intended. Using the latest version of your browser, or another browser such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Opera will provide a better, safer browsing experience for you.