A company that holds domain names. A person or company that owns a domain has to pay an annual fee to renew or register it which can range in price. Examples of a domain registrar are GoDaddy, Network Solutions, or Register.com. Effectively the realtor or DMV of domain names.
- Hosting Company
Different from the registrar, this is the company who is currently hosting the website; these can be different companies. For example, iMatrix uses Register.com as our domain registrar but iMatrix is the website hosting company. GoDaddy is both a hosting company and domain registrar.
Online tool or public registry used to obtain public domain registrar information (registrar, expiration dates, name servers, registrant and DNS). The online tool can be found here: http://who.is.
- Domain Name Based Email
A domain name based email is an email address that ends in your domain name or website address. For example, if your website address is imatrix.com then a domain name based email would be [email protected] or [email protected].
- EPP Code
A unique code that contains a series of letters, numbers, and special characters roughly 16-digits long. This is used to transfer a domain from one registrar to the next; also called a transfer code or authorization code. An EPP code domain transfer generally takes 7-10 business days to fully complete.
- Pushing a Domain
Transferring a domain from one registrar account to another account at the same company. For example a GoDaddy push is when you move a domain from one GoDaddy account to another GoDaddy account.
Domains are like real estate! A domain name or website address is property similar to a house or apartment. They can be transferred to a new person, owned by different people, sold through different companies, and purchased. The following are some definitions that will help you when working with your domain!