Why Choose WP Geek?
Manage your domain name from our powerful, user-friendly control panel.
If you need support with your domain name our friendly and knowledgeable support staff are available 24/7 to help you over the phone or online.
Free email forwarding
Create new professional email addresses from your domain name and use our free email address forwarding service to redirect mail.
Advanced DNS control
As soon as you register a domain name with WPGeek, we’ll give you full Domain Name Server (DNS) control so you can host your email and website wherever you like.
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What is a domain name?
A domain name is the address for your website. Your web address is how your customers can find your website on the internet. Websites are hosted on a web server. Domain names are what connects a website to a server. Every domain has to be unique so that the web server knows where to point the user to. You can check available domain names using our domain name checker at www.wpgeek.co.uk/domain-names.
What makes up domain names?
Domain names are made up of the domain extension or TLD (top-level domain) and the customer defined domain part (the ‘example’ part of ‘example.com’). When someone tries to access your website by typing in ‘example.com’ the DNS server will locate its IP address by first going to the group of .com domains, and then searching for the .com domain labelled ‘example’ to find your website.
What is a subdomain?
If you want to add a blog or a shop to your website you can create a subdomain, e.g. shop.example.com or blog.example.com.
What domain extensions are there?
Domain extensions or TLDs are categorised into groups. The original gTLDs (generic top-level domains) included .com, .org, .net, and .gov, and over time the list was expanded to include ccTLDs (country code top-level domains) like .uk, as well as more specific geographic domains like .london, .wales and .scot.
The list of gTLDs has grown to include professional domain extensions like .photography, .restaurant and .shop, as well as new TLDs like .ninja, .lol and .love.
Different extensions suit different purposes. For example, if your website is aimed at a UK audience, it makes sense to choose a .co.uk domain. If you want your website to have international exposure, consider registering the same domain name with .eu and .com extensions. Securing your domains with as many available extensions as possible is the best way to reach the widest audience.
How much does a domain cost?
Prices for domain names can vary based on the extension. At WP Geek we offer domain names starting from £8.99. You can check domain name prices at www.fasthosts.co.uk/domain-names/prices
What characters can i include in my domain name?
Domain names can be made of up to 63 characters, and these characters can include the letters A-Z, numbers 0-9, and hyphens. However, hyphens cannot be the first or last character of your domain name. Domain names cannot include underscores, exclamation marks or any other characters. Domains names are not case sensitive.
Can i choose any domain?
Assuming that the domain you choose is available, there are some restrictions in place on domain names. For example, you can only register a .scot domain if you or your business resides/operates within Scotland. However for most domains there are no restrictions on how you can use each extension.
You can check available domain names using our domain name checker at www.wpgeek.co.uk/domain-names.
Is domain registration difficult?
It’s really easy to register domain names. All you have to do is check that your domain is available by using our domain name checker at www.wpgeek.co.uk/domain-names. Simply search for a domain name and if it’s available, then you’re good to go. From there all you have to do is sign up with your contact and payment details and your domain registration is complete.