What is domain name? And why renewal is required?


Whenever you are referring to any Internet address, the domain name is the location of a website. A domain name is generally a human-readable website address.

For example, the domain name “www.google.com” has an IP address “”.  As it is easy to remember a name rather than a long number. A domain name is of maximum sixty-three (63) characters with one character minimum.

A domain name is associated with the IP address. An IP address is a unique address that computing devices like personal computers, tablets, and smartphones use to identify itself and communicate with other devices in the network.

Whenever you are deciding a domain name, it’s a good idea to keep it simple, something that is easy to remember.

Why you need a Domain Name?

So, this question arises, when you want a website for any purpose, like business or some personal use.

A domain name usually gives a unique identity to your website. Just like your phone number, two domain names cannot be the same. A domain name uniquely identifies your website and make it different from others.

Having your own domain name will give you and your business a more professional look.

Domain names have extensions at the end of the URL.

“.com”, “.net” and “.org” are the most used domain name extensions which have more than 100 million domains registered.

Why register a domain name?

Registering a domain name is just like registering your mobile number, so that, no one else has the authority to use the same number or in this case your domain name.

Another reason to register a domain name is to protect copyrights and trademarks and increases the brand awareness.

Renewing a domain name

Once you have registered a domain name, it is important to know that this domain will remain yours, as long as you pay for it.

No one can purchase a domain name forever, you can reserve it for a certain period, usually one year. In order to continue using your domain name beyond its expiry date, you need to renew them, it can be reserved for more than a year, you just need to ask your registrar for that.

The price for a domain name registration varies mostly on its extension. For example, the most common extension “.com” is the most affordable one.