Domain name myths
Domain name myths

Domain name myths

The online magazine Точка.РУ parses well-known myths about domain names. We found this information interesting and therefore we published it in our feed.

There are many myths surrounding domains, and today we will tell you about the most popular ones:

Myth 1: In the era of social networks and marketplaces, domains and websites are of no use to anyone In fact, websites not only serve as a business card, but are also a powerful tool for promotion and sales, especially for small and medium-sized businesses. Having your own website gives you complete control over content, design, functionality and pricing. You get full access to analytics, don’t depend on social media algorithms and don’t pay high commissions to marketplaces. Despite the importance of social networks and marketplaces, your own domain and website continue to be key tools for brand building, customer acquisition and successful business monetization.

Myth 2: By registering a domain, I become its owner In fact, when you register a domain name, you get the right to use it for a certain period of time (in . RU and .RF zones for 1 year). You do not become its “owner” in the traditional sense of the word, and “rent” it from the registrar. And if at the end of the registration period you do not renew the domain, it can be registered by someone else.

Myth 3: There are no free domains Actually, there are free domains, but they often have certain restrictions or conditions – most often, high renewal costs. For example, many hosting providers offer domains as a gift when ordering certain services. Also, some domain zones offer free registration as part of marketing promotions, but further charge for domain renewal. So while free domains do exist, it’s important to carefully review the terms and conditions and make sure they meet your needs and expectations.

Myth 4: I can register a domain on any, even false data In fact, providing incorrect or false information during registration violates the Registration Policy for .RU and .RF domains. And if it turns out that the administrator’s data is unreliable, the registrar will have the right to terminate the delegation of his domain.

Myth 5: I can register a domain for 100 years In fact, in .RU and .RF domain zones you can register a domain for 1 year, after which you need to renew it. For foreign domain zones, registration for up to 10 years is possible.

And although WordPress recently announced the development of 100-year plans, so far this is only a bid for the future. What other domain myths have you heard?


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