There is a central registry of all domain names on the internet. To use a domain name, you must ensure that it is registered there. By registering a domain name, you are connected to the specific domain name for the period that the registration is valid.
What is the name of your company? What is your page about? By answering these questions, you will identify the keywords that you could include in your domain name. You can do multiple searches to check the availability of different or similar domain names, until you find the ideal one. In general, try to find a domain name that is short, indicative of the content of your page and easy to remember.
Some basic technical rules you must follow are outlined below:
The name must consist of letters of the English or Greek alphabet. You can also use the numbers from "0-9" and the "-" symbol to separate words.
There is no distinction between uppercase and lowercase letters.
The characters "_" and "/" are not allowed.
Spaces and all other characters are not allowed.
A domain name cannot contain a combination of Greek and Latin characters.
Of course! Buying a domain name does not require you to already have a hosting package. You can purchase a domain name for an idea that will be implemented several months later but also to protect your existing basic domain. If, for example, you have mysite.gr, making mysite.tech, mysite.me, mysite.com.cy your own will strengthen your brand.
However, your website will start to be visible to the outside world, only when you purchase a hosting package. Hosting essentially works as a home for your site, a place where it is hosted.
Buying a domain name means immediate activation! Upon completion of the payment, the domain name is yours and you can manage it through the control panel. To make it accessible on the internet, you need to update the nameservers of your hosting and wait about 48 hours.