Intoweb is one of the top IT companies in South Africa that offers domain name registration, web design, flash graphics, intranets and custom programming. Our domain name registration service also enables you to host your website with us, and makes it convenient for you to have all your web documents in one place.

So what exactly is a domain name?

A domain name is the address where your website would be found on the internet. It's where people can find you, and it serves as your online identity (the unique name that identifies an Internet site). For example, the domain name of this web site is "". Businesses typically register domain names with their company name. Individuals often register family names or names that have a personal interest to them.

Domain names have two parts: the label and the extension. There are many domain name extensions to choose from and this can sometimes cause confusion. Common domain name extensions include:

  • "" (in South Africa)
  • ".com"
  • ".biz"
  • ".net"
  • ".info"


Registering a domain name for future use

If you're not quite ready to start building a website, you can just register and hold the domain name to ensure that you can use it in the future. In such cases Intoweb can provide you with a placeholder page telling visitors that the site is 'under construction.' Whatever your situation, if there's a particular domain name that you want, it's good to register it quickly. There's no guarantee that a domain name available today will be available tomorrow. Online payments make it easier for you to register the domain name that you would like to have.

Domain name registration and Hosting at Intoweb

After securing a domain name it is possible to host your website with intoweb on reliable mirrored servers. At Intoweb Design, domain name registration goes hand in hand with excellent web hosting services (amongst a range of other services that we can provide for your website)

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