Domains: Seven Things You Need to Know

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Many bloggers choose to make their web presence more personal by using their own custom domain ( instead of, for example). If you’re thinking about registering a custom domain or already have one, there are a few important things you need to know that will help you successfully manage your domain registration.

Know the parties involved in domain registrations

When you purchase a domain via (or any other registrar), it might seem like a quick, click-the-button-and-it’s-done process. But several entities come together to make your registration happen smoothly:

  • ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers): a nonprofit organization that sets and enforces rules designed to keep the Internet secure and stable. Each of…

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