Your domain name is a key part of your online address, and is what your visitors will use to find you easily. For example, x3REG’s domain name is x3reg.com. Your domain name is unique to you; once you have registered it, nobody else can register the same one for as long as you continue to renew it.
Everything on the internet is located at a unique address which can be identified by a name or a number. Your computer finds different pages by looking them up using their unique numbers, but because these numbers would be hard to remember, the Domain Name System or DNS assigns a unique domain name to these numbers which we can use instead.
Generally there are no restrictions on who can register certain domain names such as .com, .net, .org, .biz domains — any person or organisation can own a .com, .net, .org, .biz domain and use it for any legal purpose. The period of registration can vary between 1 and 10 years.
Domain names that are no longer in use with registration that has been allowed to lapse are considered expired. This period extends for 30 days, during which you can renew your registration if you wish. If you have not renewed within these 30 days, there is a further 30-day period known as the redemption period during which you can recover the domain for a fee. Five to seven days after the redemption period has ended, the domain name will be released as available for anyone else to register.