Domain FAQ's


The following is a list of FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions) about domain names, web hosting and other applicable information.

1. What is a domain name?

2. What are valid characters for a domain name and how long can it be?

3. What does it mean to "register" a domain name?

4. What do .Com, .Net, and .Org domain names signify?



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1. What is a domain name?

Your domain name (your-domain.com) directs visitors to your home page on the Internet. It can also be used as part of your e-mail address. For example: sales@your-domain.com.
Domain names are the familiar, easy to remember names for computers on the Internet (such as Sinhalaya.com). No two parties can hold the same domain name simultaneously, yours is completely unique. They correspond to a series of numbers called Internet Protocol numbers (IP numbers) that serve as routing addresses on the Internet. Domain names are used generally as a convenient way of locating information and reaching others on the Internet.

2. What are valid characters for a domain name and how long can it be?

Valid characters include letters, numbers, and hyphens. A hyphen may not begin or end a domain name. Spaces and special characters are not permitted in a domain name.
For example:
Sinhalaya.com (valid)
Sin-halaya.com (valid)
-Sinhalaya.com (not valid)
Sin&%halaya.com (not valid)

3. What does it mean to "register" a domain name?

The Internet Domain Name System (DNS) consists of a directory, organized hierarchically, of all the domain names and their corresponding computers registered to particular companies and persons using the Internet. When you register a domain name, it will be associated with the computer on the Internet you designate (DNS information) during the period the registration is in effect. You can do this DNS changing simply by your self. Ex;- You need to publish a web site by using 200 MB disk space of Sinhalaya's Web Hosting Services. But, You don't need to register your domain without using VeHoldings.Com. That can do by yourself.

Step 01- Select A Domain Registration Web Site.
( http://www.DotRegistrant.Com has recommended. )

Step 02- On Your Registration Process, You need to supply DNS Settings (One or Two Name servers of Web Hosting Provider.). Then you can use Our Name servers as per below.

NS1.VEHOLDINGS.COM
NS2.VEHOLDINGS.COM

Then Your web site will be activated within 18 hours after registration of domain & advising to us for ordering a Hosting package.

4. What do .COM .NET and .ORG domain names signify?

Anyone may register the .Com, .Net, and .Org extensions. They are generic Top Level Domains (TLD's) which are open to public registration. The best way to brand your on-line identity is to register your domain name in all three .Com, .Net and .Org.
All domains are available for registration by Internet users across the globe.


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