What Is A Domain Name ?

A domain name is your address on the internet , my domain name is www.adelaidetechguy.com.au  A domain name tells people where to find you on the internet  A domain name is registered within the Domain Name System and gives you a particular piece of the internet , think of it as your house or business on the internet. When registering a domain you will receive a user name and password / registry key. You need this if you ever want to transfer your domain name to another provider ( you don’t have to stay with the same domain name provider ) If going from one domain name provider to another it can take a few days and if moving from an overseas provider to an australian provider it can take up to a week. You can also purchase domain names ,transfer your donains,organise hosting , email from Adelaide Techguy as… Read More

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What To Be Careful Of If You Are Changing Domain Name Hosts

I recently changed hosts in Australia for 2 domain names I have and ran into a string of errors that ultimately brought down 2 web sites ( not Adelaide Techguy ) and brought down the associated email accounts as well. Here is what to look out for: Make sure your contact details are correct with the new domain name host Make sure all the old contact details from the previous host have been changed and updated to the new ones by logging onto your account and checking. Make sure the new domain name host is actually controlling the domain and that there are no links back to the old domain host If you have redirections on your domain names , check they have no relationship to the old host Take note of your expiry date for your domain ,so that you know when your domain needs renewing as you should… Read More

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