Any website begins with a domain name. A domain name is the web url (e.g. www.fgensolutions.com) that people type in to reach your site, basically acting as your internet address. We encourage you to purchase your domain name as soon as possible, even if you are not wanting a website in the immediate future, as you cannot purchase a domain name if someone else has already purchased it. If this happens you either have to purchase the domain name you want from the owner (most likely at exorbitant prices) or settle for a different one that may not be as accurate or concise as you wanted. We offer services to help our clients select the most appropriate domain name and then purchase and keep the domain name of their choice for as long as they need it. Domain names are not a one-time purchase, but instead cost an annual fee in order to keep the name registered. It is the most valuable, inexpensive part of the website you will own.
Choosing a Domain Name
If you do not have a domain name already, we help you choose one that best fits your needs. Most of our clients prefer url ending in “.com,” although we can also purchase names ending in “.org,” “.net,” etc. We then help you come up with ideas for the url and see which ones are available. You choose which one you want and we buy it.
Already Have a Domain Name?
If you already have a domain name that you pay for yearly, it’s no problem! We give the client the choice of transferring control (not ownership) of the domain name to us or continuing to pay their current registrar. The benefits of letting us control it include:
- Cheaper yearly fees – we charge less than the registrar you are currently using in most cases.
- Consolidated website bills – you no longer have to pay us for hosting and then pay the registrar for your domain name. It’s all included in our yearly invoice.
- Domain name security – you don’t have to worry about accidentally missing a payment and losing your domain name. We ensure that your domain name stays registered every year.
Although we believe that transferring control of the domain name to us is the best option, we are more than willing to work with clients who want to keep their domain with their current registrar. Allowing us to control your domain name does not transfer ownership of the domain to us, and if at any time you would like to cancel your website with us we will either continue to hold your domain name for you or offer to transfer it to a registrar of your choice.
We also offer remote web hosting for all of our clients. Every website you navigate to on the internet is merely data that is contained on a physical server somewhere on the globe. When you enter the domain name (web address) it points you to that server and your computer then fetches that data to your screen, enabling you to see the website. There are many companies who own servers around the world and they charge monthly or yearly fees in order for user to rent space on their server(s), some for fairly high prices. We offer hosting for your website on a server that boasts a 99.9% up-time guarantee so that your website will never be down due to hosting problems except in extreme cases. Our hosting is also much cheaper than most other companies, allowing you to maintain your site without the high cost of some servers.