Communicat Internet Services

Domain Name Registration

So what is a domain name?

A domain name is your unique address on the Internet. Is can be used for your company web site (as part of the URL) and email addresses. Some examples of domain names are:


A carefully chosen domain name should be part of your Internet marketing strategy and closely relates to your business branding. The domain name should reflect the purpose of your business and be recognisable by people you wish to interact with. A well selected domain name, coupled with a clever marketing campaign can lead to increased traffic to your website through a higher search engine ranking. Our staff at Communicat can help you with your domain registration and domain hosting if required.

What Domains Can I Register ?

Before a domain name can be registered, a search needs to be performed to ensure that the name you require is available. This is a quick process that can be done online, or we can assist you with this over the phone. Once we know that the required name is available, an application can be lodged through our domain name registrar.

Top Level Domain (TLD)

Communicat is able to offer domain name registration in any of the major Top Level Domains (TLD's):

  • .com
  • .net
  • .org
  • .biz
  • .info
  • .us
  • .name
  • .mobi

Domain name renewal

Once a domain name has been registered, it is yours exclusively. However, all domain names expire after a given time - typically two years. When the renewal time approaches, Communicat sends an email reminder that the name is due to expire to avoid the registration lapsing. This is done at intervals of three months, one month and one week before the actual renewal is due.

It is worth noting that if the domain name is not renewed, your website and emails will stop working. Not only that, but once a domain name has expired, someone else may apply for the name and “steal” your identity. It is vital that you protect your brand.