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Do I need a Domain Name?

So, you'd like to have a web site for your business, but you just don't know where to start. We hope this will give you a better understanding of what goes into a web site, and how to get the most out of it.

Domain Name

Do I really "need" a Domain Name for my business? No. Most people want a domain name for their business, but it isn't a necessity. You could have a totally functional web site at www.lvs.net/yourbusinessname. It's not very personalized though and most people would prefer www.yourbusinessname.com.

What is a domain name for anyway? Computers find other computers and web sites on the internet by IP addresses. For example; the site you are visiting now is actually 207.230.34.45. If you type this number in the address field of your browser you will end up here. Of course www.lvs.net is much easier to tell people and have them remember than an IP address. That's where the Domain Name Registrars comes in. These Registrars support a database of IP addresses and the Domain Names assigned to them. It's basically a "directory" listing for web sites.

Domain Names all have an extension. These are typically .com, .net, and .org. There are others available with various requirements and costs involved. You may want to consider if you qualify and/or want to pay the additional costs to get the name you want. Other extensions include .edu (usually a university), .mil, .cc, .tv, and many for foreign countries.

Tips for deciding on the right Domain Name.

Shorter names are easier to remember and spell. A misspelled domain name is the same as the wrong name.
www.billyjoejimbobshouseofproduce.com or www.supercalifragilisticexpealidosious.org

Why Choose Limited Visual Services to host your Microsoft FrontPage 2000 - based Web site?

We provide the following:

Usually your web site will be active and ready for you to edit
within the same business day as your initial request.

* Registrar's Fee's apply

 will not know until you research that domain name. Use any Name Registrar and follow their "Whois" directions to research your choices of Domain Names.

Extremely short names like www.abc.com were the first to go. Some companies have registered many names that they thought would be popular and then sell them for great deals of money. 3 letter names generally sell for several thousand dollars or more.

How do I register a Domain Name? You fill out an online form at one of the Internic Registrars, follow this link for a list of accredited registrars: http://www.internic.net/regist.html. When you register a Domain Name, you must pay whoever records your listing an annual fee to retain your Domain Name. There are several different companies that supply this registration service with a wide variation in fees. You may register your Domain Name with any one of these companies yourself, or Limited Visual Services will do it for you. We don't charge any setup fees for this service other than the the cost to register your Domain Name.

If you register a Domain Name yourself and would like to host your web site with Limited Visual Services you will need to post the following with the Registrar of your choice.

Mail Settings

POP3 and IMAP supported.

Incoming: mail.lvs.net
Outgoing: mail.lvs.net

DNS Settings

Primary DNS Server ns.lvs.net 207.230.33.4
Secondary DNS Server ns1.lvs.net 207.230.34.45
Tertiary DNS Server ns2.lvs.net 209.74.168.128
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