General information about domain registration

Generally, the registration (delegation) of a domain name on the Internet means the transfer of the domain name by the domain zone administrator to a member of the Internet community for temporary use for a period equal to the delegation period (a multiple of one year). After the expiration of the delegation, the time for using the domain can be extended or, if it does not, the domain delegation is canceled. Thus, a domain name cannot be an object of ownership.

Depending on the rules of the domain zone, domain registration in it can occur both on a paid (.com, .net, .org, etc.), and free of charge (.org, .ua, .pp, .ua, etc.). In addition, registration can be made both directly through the zone administrator, and through the registrars (resellers) defined by them, who can charge additional fees for their services.

The rules of the domain zone can limit the circle of users who want to get a domain in this zone. For example, in the .gov zone, only an organization that has the status of a public authority can register a domain. Therefore, before registering a domain name, it is advisable to familiarize yourself with the rules of the zone in which you intend to register it.

What to look for When choosing the host SG company with which you want to register a domain, be sure to pay attention to whether it is a direct registrar of domain names in the chosen zone or it registers domains through a third registrar firm. In the first case, the process of registering / modifying a domain name takes, as a rule, less time and is cheaper.

But besides the monetary side of the issue, there is still important – technical.

If you register a Singapore domain through a highly specialized firm that has domain registration as a priority area of activity, you need to be prepared for the fact that when you place a resource on your own server or on the server of any hosting provider, you will have to configure DNS records for it and secure it Support on the server where it will be directly hosted.

In most cases, such firms provide a web-based interface through which the management of DNS domain records is simplified, but despite all this, the management procedure in this case requires a certain level of technical knowledge from the user.

Hosting companies often provide the user with a more complete package of services, that is, they configure DNS records themselves, and often only the information about the domain name and the registrant is required from the user, as well as payment for services if the domain is not provided for free.

In addition, some Singapore domain companies practice the provision of domain names for free or with a significant discount when buying a more expensive hosting plan, or with a prepayment for a longer period. However, in this case, always pay attention to whose name the domain is registered (that is, who will be its immediate tenant). This fact can be decisive if you, for example, want to change the hosting provider. If the domain is registered not by you, most likely you cannot take it with you to another provider.