We can register and renew domain names for you so, to ensure they are set up correctly, giving you ownership and ultimate control, and ensuring you don’t lose them. Each domain name will need DNS settings so you have access to services such as your website and email hosting.
We are also able to host, configure and manage the DNS services for each domain name. We use registrars and DNS providers to deliver these services and manage them on your behalf.
A simple explanation of a Domain Name
The Domain Name Systems (DNS) can be considered the phonebook of the Internet. If we use the phone number analogy, most people have a large number of entries in their telephone address book, say on their mobile phone. Rather than having to remember the telephone number for each of those entries, we simply click on the name and the telephone number is dialled.
Domain names and IP Addresses on the internet work in exactly the same way. When we want to access information online through domain names, like mercurymaynard.co.uk or cloudflare.com, the web browser makes contact through the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Having domain names means that rather than having to remember numbers, we remember a name and use that instead.
The DNS is the system that translates these domain names into IP addresses so that browsers can load the Internet resources they are requesting and ultimately people can find what they’re searching for.
Every device connected to the Internet has a unique IP address which other devices across the internet use to find it. The DNS servers take on the role of converting these IP Address numbers to names so it becomes easy for people to memorize. Having the DNS means we avoid having to remember IP addresses such as 192.168.10.10 (in IPv4), or even more complex newer alphanumeric IP addresses such as fe80::7070:31b1:4549:8954%13 (in IPv6).