Register your domain name

What does a domain name do?

Computers communicate with each other via IP addresses (e.g., which are comparable to telephone numbers. When you link a domain name to an IP address , you make sure that your website is easy to find. It is much easier to remember ‘thisisme’ than 

You can use a ‘thisisme’ domain name  

  • as the location of a website ( 
  • as part of a personalised e-mail address (

Who can register a domain name?

Both private individuals and businesses are allowed to register a domain name. Each domain name is unique and may be registered only once. If the name of your choice is already taken, you will need to look for a different name (unless you can demonstrate a legal entitlement to that particular name).  

How to register a domain name 

You can register a domain name only through  registrars . These are companies authorised to register domain names for companies, institutions or persons. In addition to registering web addresses, a registrar also provides other services such as hosting , web design, etc. 

First check if your domain name is still available, then click on 'find registrar':

  • Once you have chosen a registrar, you can register your domain name in a number of easy steps. 
  • Your domain name is registered for one year and can be annually renewed.
  • Registering a domain name does not mean that you have a website yet. For that, you will still have to do a couple of more things.

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