A domain name is the name or address that identifies your website on the internet. For example, the http://shortgrass.com domain name identifies the Shortgrass Web Development identity on the World Wide Web.
Why do you need a domain name? Because domain names were developed to help people remember websites through words, rather than numbers. To access the Shortgrass Web Development site without a domain name, you would have to instead memorize the following address: http://126.96.36.199. Not quite as snappy on a business card, is it? It’s also more difficult for the human mind to remember a string of numbers they see at a glance.
Domain names are rarely ever ‘sold’ to individuals, but are instead ‘registered’ for annual fees. When you register a domain name, you have the rights to it as long as you pay the yearly fee.Â If you let your domain name expire, someone else can purchase and use it. The advantage of choosing Shortgrass Web Development to register a domain for you is that all you have to do is give us a domain name you would like. That’s all. We register the domain for you, and we keep watch over it so that it isn’t stolen or accidentally expires. When the yearly registration comes, we will notify you or your business and take your course of action. Shortgrass Web makes domain name registration a simple step in the website design and development process..