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Website Hosting and Domain Names: What You Need to Know

Website hosting and domain names are essential components of any online presence. In this article, we will discuss what they are, how they work, and who owns the domain name.

What is Website Hosting?

Website hosting is the process of storing and maintaining the files that make up a website on a server. This server is connected to the internet, making the website accessible to anyone who types in the website’s address (URL) into their browser.

There are different types of website hosting, such as shared hosting, VPS hosting, and dedicated hosting. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages, and it is important to choose the right one for your website’s needs.

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What is a Domain Name?

A domain name is a unique address that is used to identify a website on the internet. It is the text that appears in the URL of a website, such as “”.

A domain name is made up of two parts: the domain name itself ( and the top-level domain (TLD), which is the extension (such as .com and

Domain names can be purchased from domain name registrars, and they must be renewed on a regular basis to keep them active.

Read more: Which domain is best suited for my dental or aesthetic practice?

Registering a Domain Name:

Registering your domain name from Digimax Dental on Vimeo.

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Who Owns the Domain Name?

When you purchase a domain name, you are essentially leasing it from the registry that manages the TLD. The registry is responsible for maintaining the database of all registered domain names, and they have the ultimate authority over the domain name.

However, as the registrant, you have the right to use the domain name for the duration of your registration and you can sell or transfer ownership of the domain name to another person or entity.

It is important to note that if you didn’t pay for the domains renewal, you could lose the right to the domain name, and it could come on the open market for sale to someone else.

In conclusion, website hosting and domain names are essential elements of an online presence.