If you called a car dealership and asked, “How much is a car?”, your answer would be a series of questions:
“A sedan?”, “A van?”, “An SUV?”, “A sports car?”, “New or used?”, “What features?”
The price would depend so much on your answer to those questions, and you wouldn’t even expect to get a ballpark figure until you answered them, right?
It’s the same with a website.
What goes into creating a website is a combination of design and function, and it should depend on what you need your web site to do for you, and what kind of image you want your website to project for you and your business.
Do you need a simple site that won’t require much changing as time goes on, or will you need to change or add to your site often?
Do you need an online catalog and shopping cart, or a large photo gallery?
Do you want some tasteful Flash animation to grab the eye?
How many pages do you need?
Do you have a logo already?
How much design will you need?
Can you write your own text?
Do you have images to include?
All these factors determine the price.
Just keep in mind that if you seek service from one of those web design companies that promise x number of pages for x dollars, or your site done in 48 hours, you’re going to get what you pay for.
They are typically five to ten page sites and do not need to be edited or changed often after they are created. They may or may not include Flash animation, Custom Logo, a simple Paypal Shopping Cart, forms, Search Engine Optimization or other features.
If you need a site that you can edit yourself, with a sophisticated shopping cart and online catalog, contact management for mass emailing, database capability and much more, we offer our Premium Sites which include all these features and more built in.
We guarantee that you cannot find these features in a website for a better price. These sites, including custom design, usually cost from $1500 to $2500 but may go as high as $4500.00 + higher depending on your needs.
As no two parties may ever hold the same Domain Name at the same time, it is a truly unique identifier of yourself or your business. It is how your customers will remember you and find you among the millions of other Web sites on the Internet.
Many of our new customers come to us with a lot of frustration and anger. They have expressed their unsatisfactory experienced with their providers to us because they are unable to contact them either by phone or email. They are no longer able obtain any information for for website or the host for any user names or passwords to their various accounts. We solve all this by having it all under one roof giving customers a piece of mind.
Another good reason to transfer your domain to us is to manage it easily together with your hosting account. With OAVS, you will have full control over the domain name from your own Customer Area. You will be able to change the administrative contact information such as Organization, First and Last Name, Email and Living address, etc. Also you could edit the DNS settings, change the domain name status and check your domain name EPP code.
Last but not least, you know you are in safe hands and contact OAVS anytime for any requests 24/7 via email or 9-5pm via phone. All calls are answered and emails replied promptly.
To transfer your domain name to OAVS, please login to your Login area, click on Login – Domain Account or Login – Host Account and choose Domain transfer. If you are not a current customer of ours then choose Domain Names from the top menu then select Domain Transfer. Please note that you will need your domain password regardless for any domain transfer. The domain name password (also known as Registry Key or auth. code) is sent by email to the registered owner of the domain name at the time of purchase.
Contact us for any difficulties as we are able to carry this process on your behalf.
They are allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis. They are important. The Internet Domain Name has become a vital part of corporate identity. In the 21st Century, your Domain Name will be as important as your trademark and is your online identity in the local and global marketplace. They are versatile. For example, any email addressed to you at email@example.com can be forwarded to your current email address.
What is a Top-Level Domain (TLD)?
A top-level domain is the suffix that is attached to the end of a Domain Name. .com, .net and .org are Top-Level Domains in the hierarchical Domain Name system. In the Domain Name ‘Mydomain.com’, the .com is the Top-Level Domain. Top-Level Domains are the highest-level category of Internet names.
A registry is a company or organization that maintains a centralized registry database for the Top-Level Domains. Currently there is only one Registry for every Top-Level domain, .com, .net and .org. NSI Registry maintains this Registry.
What is a Registrar?
A registrar is an ICANN accredited company or organization that is authorized to provide registration services for the top-level domains such as .com, .org and .net. Registrars have contractual agreements with their customers. A Registrar submits all newly registered domains into the Registry.
What is a Registrant?
The Registrant is the owner of a Domain Name. The owner may be an individual or an organization to whom a specific Domain Name is registered. When a Registrant registers a Domain Name and enters a contractual agreement with the Registrar, they are the legal owner of a domain name for a specific period of time. The Registrant is bound by the terms of the service agreement.
For example, Tony Smith (Registrant) registers the name ‘tonismith.com’ through the Registrar who in turn writes the name to the central database (NSI Registry).
A Registrar provides direct services to Domain Name registrants. The Registrar database contains customer information in addition to the DNS information contained in the registry database. Registrars process name registrations for Internet end-users and then send the necessary DNS information to a Registry for entry into the centralized Registry database and ultimate propagation over the Internet.
Searching for a Domain Name
1. Search for a Domain Name using the Search Box.
2. Select the registration term, and provide your contact details.
3. Provide DNS details or simply choose Free Parking for your domain.
4. Review the information for correctness.
5. Agree to the Service Agreement.
6. Provide payment information and submit your request.
1. Provide the following personal information for the Domain Name owner, and Administrative, Technical and Billing contacts. You may choose to simply enter your own details in all contact fields.
In practice if you wish to enter your own details as all 4 contacts above, you only need to enter details once for owner contact and leave the other boxes ticked to use the same contact details.
a. First Name
b. Last Name
c. Email Address
d. Postal Address
e. Phone Number
f. Tax ID Number ( Names ending in .au only ).
2. Create the following to secure your Domain Name account:
a. Username and Password
b. Prompt Question and Answer
3. Provide your Domain Name Server (DNS) information which can be obtained from your Website Hosting provider, or choose Free Parking, which will automatically place the correct Name Servers on your domain record if you also choose us to Host your domain now or in the future.
4. Read and accept our service agreement.
5. Provide your credit card and billing information for payment purposes.
What should I do if I never received a confirmation email?
Please send an email to us with your Domain Name and date of registration.
Once I have completed the registration process how can I be assured that no one else can register my Domain Name?
Top-level Domain Name availability is verified by accredited Registrars through a universal database of available Top-level Domain Names. This database is called the SRS or Shared Registration System and what it does is prevent a Domain Name that is successfully registered from being registered through another Domain Name registration
You know either your Member ID or Username; and You can answer your prompt question.
A Host computer is connected to the Internet and provides you with space where your web site is stored + bandwidth for the traffic to your site, and other services such as POP email accounts, and detailed stats.
In other words, a cache is a temporary storage area where frequently accessed data can be stored for rapid access. Once the data is stored in the cache, it can be used in the future by accessing the cached copy rather than re-fetching or recomputing the original data.
cache (pronounced (kash)?
The problem is, for every request that a browser sends to your site, all of these routines and connections have to be made (yes, every single time). Geesh, what a waste of processing power, memory, and other system resources. After all, most of the content on your site remains the same for at least a few minutes at a time. If you’ve been using WordPress® for very long, you’ve probably noticed that (on average) your site does not load up as fast as other sites on the web.
Now you know why!