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Domain name registration
A domain name is similar to your last name, or
company name and forms an umbrella under which
your Internet services are grouped.
Domain name registration involves registering the
rights to use a domain name on the Internet.
Different domains are controlled by different
governing bodies called Registrars. We will
deal with those Registrars on your behalf.
In order to host a website, or email with us,
you will need to register a domain name, or
have a domain name already registered under
your name, or your company's name, such as
zootzone.com offers the following hosted services
- Domain Name System (DNS) Hosting
- Web hosting (requires a registered domain & DNS hosting)
- Database hosting (often required by complex websites)
- Email hosting (requires a registered domain & DNS hosting)
All of these services may be controlled
individually by different service providers;
this is not uncommon. However, many people use
a single provider to handle all their Internet
service requirements to keep things simple.
Your domain name will also have to have DNS
hosting, which are the directory servers
for domains - something like the telephone
book, where computer systems are able to
figure out which computers (servers) host
which services linked to your domain, such
as your website, or email.
When someone types your website into
their web browser, like Firefox, Safari, Chrome,
or Internet Explorer, your Internet service
provider's servers will query the DNS system to
find out which computer (web server) hosts your
website. Your web browser will then fetch the
current web page from the correct web server
and display it for you.
You, or the person/company developing your website,
will have secure access to the zootzone.com servers
upon which your website is setup, in order to
upload the content.
When someone sends you an email through their
Internet service provider (ISP), their ISP's
servers query the DNS system to find out which
computers (mail servers) handle your domain's
email and proceed to deliver the email there.
When you setup your computer, phone, or tablet
computer to read email, those devices will be
configured to use zootzone.com's mail servers
to send and receive mail sent from/to users'
mailboxes setup under your domain, such as