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The INAIC is a public information resource for Internet users worldwide and we welcome your question and comments. If there are any issues we have not addressed please click here and help us build our FAQ. Contributions from the Internet community are always welcomed. The "Six Most Frequently Asked Questions" are on the main page of the INAIC web site, the rest is displayed here.


     
 
What does it mean to "register" a domain name?
 
A domain registration is much like securing a telephone number, except that you don't always get to pick and choose your phone number. With an internet domain, you simply decide upon a name in the format SLD.TLD, check to see if it is available and then purchase a registration for it if it hasn't already been registered by someone else.

Unlike telephone numbers, domain registrations don't expire at the end of every month and are usually renewable in one year increments. Some Registration Service Centers (RSCs) let you register domains up to several years at once.

You don't "OWN" the domain - only the registration. You are free to do whatever you like with the domain name, however, such as build a corporate Intranet infrastructure or simply place a single mail or webserver on the Internet under that domain name.

It is the responsibility of the registrant to renew their domains before their respective expiration dates if they want to continue to have the domain exist on the Internet. Once a domain expires it can no longer be seen on the Internet - because it's DNS zone is removed by the registry.

 
     
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