Camp Posted July 19, 2004 Report Share Posted July 19, 2004 I'm interested in registering a domain. My own .com or .net or whatever. Once I find a name that is available what steps should I take? I know there are hundreds of companies willing to take an annual fee to register my domain name but do I have to go this route? Do these companies do something that I cannot do on my own? I get the feeling they are just middle men and I'd like to circumvent them if at all possible. I get the impression, however, it would be cost prohibitive to actually own my domain...I take it leasing is the only real option for mere mortals? Also, what is the story behind all these new domain extensions I've been seeing. There are .tv, .biz, .name, etc...do these function just like the standard .com, .net, .edu, & .gov we're all used to? Is it just a prestige thing? I've never (knowingly) visited a .tv or .name site so I don't know if those are the trailer parks of the Internet. (no offense intended to trailer parks, of course) Finally, what sort of protection (if any) will I have if my lmnop.net registered and some new company in Kalamazoo called LMNOP wants my domain? Thanks in advance. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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