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What is a domain name?
Domain name represents your organization on the Internet. It is your Internet address i.e., what people would type in their web browser to reach your company's web site (e.g.,

Why does my company require a domain name?
The domain name helps identify your company on the Internet. Therefore, a domain name that best describes your company is recommended. Customer can use it to locate your company on the Internet and find out more about your products and services.

What are the advantages to having my own domain name?
· Establish a presence on the Internet since a domain name is unique and no two companies can share the same domain name. It also gives a professional image to your company.
· Once registered, a domain name is permanent and your email address remains the same.

How do I apply for a domain name?
You will need to send us a softcopy of letter-head (if is under company) which will indicate the authority given to us for us to process the necessary on your company's behalf. It should include the company address, fax, telephone, contact person, contact numbers, email. For .sg domain name, you will also need to provide us a softcopy of Registry of Companies and Businesses (RCB) (for or Registry of Societies (ROS) (for

How do I determine the domain name I want is available?
To check if your domain name is available, you may want to visit the respective website to conduct a search.

How much do I have to pay?
Pricing details are at As discount will be given for existing clients or taken as a package (ie, with webdesign), please contact HT Zone for latest pricing.

What is Domain Name Hosting?
Domain Name Hosting is to allow a user connecting to the Internet with a dynamic IP address to be able to use applications that require a static IP address after paying a small fee Using a dynamic DNS service works as if there was an old-fashioned telephone message service at your computer's disposal. When a user registers with a DNS service and connects to the Internet with a dynamic IP address, the user's computer contacts the DNS service and lets them know what dynamic IP address it has been assigned from the pool; the service works with the DNS server to forward the correct address to the requesting computer. (Think of calling the message service and saying "Hi. I can be reached at 435.44.32.111 right now. Please tell anyone who tries to reach me to call that number.) Using a dynamic DNS service to arrange for computers to find you even though you are using a dynamic IP address is the next-best thing to having a static IP.

Updated on 06 June 04



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