Domain name registration
Did you know there are tens of thousands of domains being registered quite literally every day? Do you lie awake at night worrying that your domain name has been snapped up and you'll have to pay a ridiculous fee to get it released to you?
OK, ignore the last part but it is indeed true that the rate of domain registrations per day is increasing rapidly again despite the dot com boom and bust days of a few years ago. A domain name is more than just a method to point towards your site. It provides you with email services, it acts as part of your branding and marketing strategy and it's just as important as your phone number.
Even if you don't have a site yet it's still a vital first step to get your domain name registered before someone else does, like your competitor for instance. We have seen many occasions where people have gone to register their company name only to find that it's already been grabbed and they then face the choice of either registering a different, less desirable, domain or worse still, have to pay the owner to get it released to them!
There are exceptions to this though. If your chosen domain was registered whilst you had a recognisable brand or company listing or your company has a trademark, you may be able to appeal to the domain authorities to get the domain transferred. In this case you should really speak to a solicitor.
Registering your own domain is quick and simple however. With Open Mind Domains you not only get great value registrations but also have full control over the domain and all its features. Beware of low cost domain name providers, there are often caveats that will push the price higher!