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Register a Dot Biz Domain
The .biz TLD extension was created for all businesses around the world. While it might appear as an alternative to the .com extension, the critical difference is that the .com extension can be used for business, information, or any other kind of website. However, the .biz extension is meant exclusively for businesses and their websites.
You should use this domain extension if the only purpose of your website is to do business, and the interest of every visitor to your website is likely to be doing business. So, if you are an online store, for example, the .biz extension would be perfect for you, as your sole purpose is to do business with customers.
- Plus ICANN fee of $0.18 per domain per year. Sale pricing for new domain registrations only, not for renewals or transfers.
- The final price may differ because of additional sales, fees, and promotions.
- Products will automatically renew until cancelled. You may turn off the auto-renewal feature by visiting your account.
- Change of registration may require a fee for certain domains.
Start with a list. Make a list of possible names that can be a good representation of your business. Choose names for easy access. Having a list of alternative domain names helps in the case your first pick is already taken by someone else.
Choose what level of domain and the domain extension you want: While .com is the most preferred domain extension, good domain names with the .com extension are scarce. As such, you may want to consider domain extensions like .org, .net, and your country-specific domain extensions.
- Contact information – Make sure you have a valid email address. You can opt for private domain registration where your identity is kept private. However, you need an email ID for correspondence with your domain registrar.
- Decide on the duration – A domain name can be registered for just one year or up to ten years. You need to decide the length of time you want to register your domain name. Registering for multiple years usually saves money overall and reduces the chance of missing a renewal date the following year. You want to make sure you secure the use of your domain for as many years as you think necessary. Some feel that a new business should only register a domain name for two years and then start renewing for more extended periods if the business is still going strong.
- Payment Methods – Have your credit card ready. Many companies allow you to use a check or money order, but the fastest payment method is paying with a credit or debit card. Make sure this is a secure transaction! When it is time to checkout, choose the quickest payment option to help safeguard you against the chance that your domain name might get registered by someone else while your payment is in transit.
- Lock your domain name – Locking secures your domain name and prevents anyone from transferring your domain to another registrar. Make sure you carefully read all the links provided upon the registration. Most domain registrars lock your domain, but some won’t if you don’t specify that you want to do so.
In the 1980s, there were only seven domain extensions or top-level domains (TLDs). The original seven were .com, .edu, .gov, .int, .mil, .net, and .org. Out of these original seven, only .com, .net, and .org domain extensions were unrestricted. That means that only those few extensions were available for any person looking to start a website.
The remaining four extensions, .edu, .gov, .int, and .net, have a limited purpose, and there are restrictions on who can acquire these domains. Aside from these, there are also country-specific domain extensions that are unrestricted and available for anyone.
In 2001-2002, seven new domain extensions were introduced. Out of these, .biz, .info, .name, and .pro are unsponsored and open to anyone who wants to register their domain name with these extensions. The other three new domain extensions, .aero, .coop, and .museum, are sponsored. A sponsored domain extension is not available to everyone and is backed by institutions. The sponsored domain extensions are specific TLDs representing the smaller community or industry that is most affected by the TLD. The sponsor or the domain extension is the body responsible for policy-formulation over matters that concern the sponsored domain extension.
Why Choose Ballistic Domains?
When someone finds you your website in a search engine, and they click on the link to come to your site, you want to ensure you have a name they will remember. No matter your business or website goals, we are here to help you from start to finish. Our domain name lookup system and the domain registration processes are simple to use. From domain privacy, a top-notch website builder, web hosting, domain name packages, and more, we are here to help you with the creation and maintenance of your site from start to finish.
More About Ballistic Domains
At Ballistic Domains, we take pride in our out of this world’s top-level domains! No matter if you are starting your site, looking into forwarding your domain, or if you are interested in changing your domain extension to a .biz, we are here to help. No matter if you are curious about a domain name dispute, want to register a domain, web hosting services, or more, we offer the tools to get you going. Let us get your .biz domain launched today!
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If you are unsure of how to set up your .biz domain, we can help. At Ballistic Domains, we provide 24/7 access to mission control and security experts to help with all of your account needs!
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