Domain Name Search

WHY BUY DOMAIN NAMES AT G7CLOUD

Unique Domain Names

G7Cloud have a massive selection of unique, affordable-priced domain extensions that you can choose from. The best thing about it is that there are no hidden costs!

Domain Search Tool

Its so simple! Just enter the name you would like, pick the extension (.com etc.) and we will handle the rest for you! Our tool allows you to check which domain names are available.

DNS Management

After you have found the right domain name for your business or blog, we provide you with a simple interface that you can use to manage all of your domain aspects.

Never lose your Domain Name!

Auto-renewal is available with every single domain you register with us! This will help you protect your domain from expiring without your knowledge or being accidentally lost.

Professional Emails at all times

In order to send an email from your business name e.g [email protected] you will need to own the domain name. By having this your emails will look very professional and are more likely to be taken seriously.

Never lose your Domain Name!

By registering a domain name that is linked to your business you are stopping other people from attempting to take it and taking advantage of your idea!

Not what you are looking for?

What is a domain name?

A domain name is an identification method used to access specific IP addresses. An IP address is a set of numbers used to identify a specific computer or device in the TCP/IP network.

Think of it this way. As mentioned above, the internet is a virtual world with billions of real estate properties (websites). To find a house, you need to know its address and the community it belongs. The domain name acts as the address of the site in the cyberspace while the IP address is a unique numerical tag to show a specific point or site.

Let’s use Google.com as an example. In the physical world, we can casually find the search engine company in its corporate headquarters called the Googleplex located at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway in Mountain View, California.

In cyberspace, you can access the website by keying in google.com on your browser. By doing it, the browser will call the corresponding IP address (computers communicate using numbers) of its hosting server. In reply, the server will send the data to your browser.

What are the different parts of a domain name?

Just like the names of a person, domain names have at least two parts – a top level domain (TLD) and a second level domain (SLD). Using a person’s identification as an analogy, the TLD is the surname while the SLD is the given name.

All domain names have a generic TLD (.com, .net, .io, etc.) located at its end part. The TLD acts as a classifier (like a genus in a scientific name of animals). Some of the most commonly used TLDs are .com (businesses), .org (non-profit organisations), and .gov (government agencies). At present, you can use new TLDs like .io (tech companies) and .club (brands, celebrities, sports figures). Not all TLDs are valued equally. Some have higher prices than others.

In some sites, especially multinational corporations and government agencies, the country code TLD are also used for localization. Hence you can see .fr for websites based in France, .ca in Canada, etc.

SLDs, on the other hand, are found at the beginning part. In the case of google.com, google is the SLD.

How do I choose a domain name?

Choosing a great domain name for your blog, business or brand is very important. If you would like to choose the perfect domain name follow these steps:

  1. Your domain name needs to be easy to remember and write.
  2. The best domain names are usually kept short and simple.
  3. Mentioning key words that define your business is very useful.
  4. The target audience is very important. If you are targeting something local it may be better to have a town name int he domain perhaps.
  5. Apart from the hyphen many other symbols are not accepted so it may be good to avoid them.
  6. It is important that you choose an appropriate extension. If for example you are targeting primarily a UK audience, then you may need to consider .co.uk or .uk and not any other country’s extension.

Who can register a domain name?

Anyone can register a domain name! The only time there is a registration rule is for a handful of extensions. For example, you can only register a .ltd.uk if you are actually a limited company and the domain is an exact match to your company name in that country.

How do I register a domain name?

It is very simple! All you have to do is enter the name you’d like in the search bar at the top of this page and in just a matter of seconds it will tell you if it’s available or not. In the event that it is already registered, our domain search tool will be able to suggest some alternative domain names.

What is an extension?

An extension in a domain is the last part a domain name. Many people usually refer to them as TLDs (Top-Level Domains), the domain root or sometimes even the domain suffix.

What are New gTLDs?

All domain names have a generic TLD (.com, .net, .io, etc.) located at its end part. The TLD acts as a classifier (like a genus in a scientific name of animals). Some of the most commonly used TLDs are .com (businesses), .org (non-profit organizations), and .gov (government agencies).

At present, you can use new TLDs like .io (tech companies) and .club (brands, celebrities, sports figures). Not all TLDs are valued equally. Some have higher prices than others.

Can I buy multiple domain names?

Yes, you can! If the domain names that you would like to register are not already owned by someone else then it is very possible to purchase more than one domain name with different extensions.

What a DNS?

DNS or a domain name system provides your computer with the IP address for each website. It does this by converting text-based domain names into a set of numbers that are also known as Internet Protocol Addresses (IP Addresses). Bear in mind that each website has its own IP address to make it more accessible and more machine-friendly for its users.

This system contains a comprehensive list of domain names which are then translated to IP addresses later on. Doing so allows computers and other related devices to gain access to websites and pages based solely on your IP address.

What is a DNS record?

Your domain name system usually stores records which help map out files. These records provides the DNS server information on which IP addresses are recognised by the system. By extension, these records dictate how the DNS server will respond to the requests sent and received by each domain.

For example, in visiting a website, your computer takes it upon itself to send a request to the DNS server. This request is then forwarded to the web server provided by the host and the affiliated company, thereby containing the data found on the site.

What are the different types of DNS records?

To make processing requests easier and more accessible to the user, these records are divided into different subgroups. Some of these include:

A Record – Standing for ‘address,’ this type of syntax shows the computer the actual IP address. Its subtype, AAAA, records the hostname to a 128-bit IPV6 address.
CNAME – Denoting ‘canonical name,’ this kind of syntax seeks to make domains an alias of another domain.
MX – Also known as ‘mail exchange,’ this usually consists of mail exchange serves are that are needed for a certain type of domain.
NS – Dubbed as a ‘name server,’ this indicates which name server is used and recognised by the specific domain.
PTR – Also called as ‘pointer record,’ this ensures that an IPV4 address is hooked up to the CNAME on the host site.
SOA – Named ‘State of Authority,’ this is deemed as the most important DNS record primarily because it keeps essential information regarding the last update done on the domain.
SRV – Known as ‘service,’ this kind of syntax is used to outline a TCP service where the domain is placed.
TXT – This record allows the administrator to include any text they want, particularly when conveying facts regarding the said domain.
This system contains a comprehensive list of domain names which are then translated to IP addresses later on. Doing so allows computers and other related devices to gain access to websites and pages based solely on your IP address.

What is TTL?

A TTL or a Time to Live is a device which allows servers to limit the data and other available information on a specific site or network. Once the TTL prescribed on the website is through, the data will then be discarded. This TTL is a fundamental aspect which helps information and other relevant data packages to circulate the web for an indefinite period of time.

With this knowledge, you can maximise your usage of these systems. For more information, feel free to comment, contact us or your web provider.

Domain Name Search

WHY BUY DOMAIN NAMES AT G7CLOUD

Unique Domain Names

G7Cloud have a massive selection of unique, affordable-priced domain extensions that you can choose from. The best thing about it is that there are no hidden costs!

Domain Search Tool

Its so simple! Just enter the name you would like, pick the extension (.com etc.) and we will handle the rest for you! Our tool allows you to check which domain names are available.

DNS Management

After you have found the right domain name for your business or blog, we provide you with a simple interface that you can use to manage all of your domain aspects.

Never lose your Domain Name!

Auto-renewal is available with every single domain you register with us! This will help you protect your domain from expiring without your knowledge or being accidentally lost.

Professional Emails at all times

In order to send an email from your business name e.g [email protected] you will need to own the domain name. By having this your emails will look very professional and are more likely to be taken seriously.

Never lose your Domain Name!

By registering a domain name that is linked to your business you are stopping other people from attempting to take it and taking advantage of your idea!

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Not what you are looking for?

What is a domain name?

A domain name is an identification method used to access specific IP addresses. An IP address is a set of numbers used to identify a specific computer or device in the TCP/IP network.

Think of it this way. As mentioned above, the internet is a virtual world with billions of real estate properties (websites). To find a house, you need to know its address and the community it belongs. The domain name acts as the address of the site in the cyberspace while the IP address is a unique numerical tag to show a specific point or site.

Let’s use Google.com as an example. In the physical world, we can casually find the search engine company in its corporate headquarters called the Googleplex located at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway in Mountain View, California.

In cyberspace, you can access the website by keying in google.com on your browser. By doing it, the browser will call the corresponding IP address (computers communicate using numbers) of its hosting server. In reply, the server will send the data to your browser.

What are the different parts of a domain name?

Just like the names of a person, domain names have at least two parts – a top level domain (TLD) and a second level domain (SLD). Using a person’s identification as an analogy, the TLD is the surname while the SLD is the given name.

All domain names have a generic TLD (.com, .net, .io, etc.) located at its end part. The TLD acts as a classifier (like a genus in a scientific name of animals). Some of the most commonly used TLDs are .com (businesses), .org (non-profit organisations), and .gov (government agencies). At present, you can use new TLDs like .io (tech companies) and .club (brands, celebrities, sports figures). Not all TLDs are valued equally. Some have higher prices than others.

In some sites, especially multinational corporations and government agencies, the country code TLD are also used for localization. Hence you can see .fr for websites based in France, .ca in Canada, etc.

SLDs, on the other hand, are found at the beginning part. In the case of google.com, google is the SLD.

How do I choose a domain name?

Choosing a great domain name for your blog, business or brand is very important. If you would like to choose the perfect domain name follow these steps:

  1. Your domain name needs to be easy to remember and write.
  2. The best domain names are usually kept short and simple.
  3. Mentioning key words that define your business is very useful.
  4. The target audience is very important. If you are targeting something local it may be better to have a town name int he domain perhaps.
  5. Apart from the hyphen many other symbols are not accepted so it may be good to avoid them.
  6. It is important that you choose an appropriate extension. If for example you are targeting primarily a UK audience, then you may need to consider .co.uk or .uk and not any other country’s extension.

Who can register a domain name?

Anyone can register a domain name! The only time there is a registration rule is for a handful of extensions. For example, you can only register a .ltd.uk if you are actually a limited company and the domain is an exact match to your company name in that country.

How do I register a domain name?

It is very simple! All you have to do is enter the name you’d like in the search bar at the top of this page and in just a matter of seconds it will tell you if it’s available or not. In the event that it is already registered, our domain search tool will be able to suggest some alternative domain names.

What is an extension?

An extension in a domain is the last part a domain name. Many people usually refer to them as TLDs (Top-Level Domains), the domain root or sometimes even the domain suffix.

What are New gTLDs?

All domain names have a generic TLD (.com, .net, .io, etc.) located at its end part. The TLD acts as a classifier (like a genus in a scientific name of animals). Some of the most commonly used TLDs are .com (businesses), .org (non-profit organizations), and .gov (government agencies).

At present, you can use new TLDs like .io (tech companies) and .club (brands, celebrities, sports figures). Not all TLDs are valued equally. Some have higher prices than others.

Can I buy multiple domain names?

Yes, you can! If the domain names that you would like to register are not already owned by someone else then it is very possible to purchase more than one domain name with different extensions.

What a DNS?

DNS or a domain name system provides your computer with the IP address for each website. It does this by converting text-based domain names into a set of numbers that are also known as Internet Protocol Addresses (IP Addresses). Bear in mind that each website has its own IP address to make it more accessible and more machine-friendly for its users.

This system contains a comprehensive list of domain names which are then translated to IP addresses later on. Doing so allows computers and other related devices to gain access to websites and pages based solely on your IP address.

What is a DNS record?

Your domain name system usually stores records which help map out files. These records provides the DNS server information on which IP addresses are recognised by the system. By extension, these records dictate how the DNS server will respond to the requests sent and received by each domain.

For example, in visiting a website, your computer takes it upon itself to send a request to the DNS server. This request is then forwarded to the web server provided by the host and the affiliated company, thereby containing the data found on the site.

What are the different types of DNS records?

To make processing requests easier and more accessible to the user, these records are divided into different subgroups. Some of these include:

A Record – Standing for ‘address,’ this type of syntax shows the computer the actual IP address. Its subtype, AAAA, records the hostname to a 128-bit IPV6 address.
CNAME – Denoting ‘canonical name,’ this kind of syntax seeks to make domains an alias of another domain.
MX – Also known as ‘mail exchange,’ this usually consists of mail exchange serves are that are needed for a certain type of domain.
NS – Dubbed as a ‘name server,’ this indicates which name server is used and recognised by the specific domain.
PTR – Also called as ‘pointer record,’ this ensures that an IPV4 address is hooked up to the CNAME on the host site.
SOA – Named ‘State of Authority,’ this is deemed as the most important DNS record primarily because it keeps essential information regarding the last update done on the domain.
SRV – Known as ‘service,’ this kind of syntax is used to outline a TCP service where the domain is placed.
TXT – This record allows the administrator to include any text they want, particularly when conveying facts regarding the said domain.
This system contains a comprehensive list of domain names which are then translated to IP addresses later on. Doing so allows computers and other related devices to gain access to websites and pages based solely on your IP address.

What is TTL?

A TTL or a Time to Live is a device which allows servers to limit the data and other available information on a specific site or network. Once the TTL prescribed on the website is through, the data will then be discarded. This TTL is a fundamental aspect which helps information and other relevant data packages to circulate the web for an indefinite period of time.

With this knowledge, you can maximise your usage of these systems. For more information, feel free to comment, contact us or your web provider.