WebNameHost--The Big FAQ

This searchable FAQ has a large number of questions and answers on domains, hosting, web sites, eMail and related topics. This material has been collected through many years of web experience. Some are common questions appearing in a similar form on many host sites. Many are unique to this database. Use the Contact Page to advise of corrections, additional questions or answers we have missed.

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Q. Can I spell my domain name with upper or lower case characters, say on a business card?

A. Case is ignored in a domain name. Thus, MyBusiness.com is identical to mybusiness.com and may be easier to read.

Category: Domains Secondary Category: Validity


Q. How long can a domain name be?

A. A domain name can be up to 67 characters long -- including the 4 characters used to identify the Top Level Domain (.NET, .COM, .ORG, or .EDU). Do not type the "http://" or the "www." before your domain name when registering.

Category: Domains Secondary Category: Validity


Q. What are the valid characters for a domain name?

A. The only valid characters for a domain name are letters, numbers and a hyphen "-". Other special characters like the underscore "_" or an exclamation mark "!" are NOT permitted.

Category: Domains Secondary Category: Validity

e.g. your name.com (incorrect - no spaces allowed) your-name.com (correct - hyphen allowed)



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