Domain Name Registration Service
Every website must have Domain Name Registration (DNR) service. It is a renewable subscription service (in the case of both subscription websites and client-owned websites).
DNR is the service that maintains your right to control the domain name associated with your website (and possibly your email accounts).
It is not included with our websites, and must be ordered additionally. You may order it through us or any registrar. Typical renewal fees are $20 per year, though premium domain names may cost much more.
Don't Let Your Registration Expire!
If your registration expires, then you would lose control of the domain name, so that must be prevented. Besides avoiding expiration, we further recommend keeping your primary website domain name registered for three years in advance at all times for search engine ranking purposes.
You Remain in Control
If you order through us, we will create a DNR account in your name and provide you with a login for you to file away for reference. As long as you retain Trillium as your service provider, we will administer your DNR account and handle renewals for you, so there is less for you to do yourself. If for any reason you move on, you'll take your domain name with you.
Want to Register Your Own Domain Now?
You don't have to, as registering your domain name for you is one of many conveniences we provide. If you prefer to do it yourself now, anyway, then please consider:
- Is It the Right Time? If you wish to improve your search engine ranking, we recommend search engine optimization or a web marketing consultation before selecting your domain name. Did you know that the least expensive and most effective way to increase search engine ranking is by including correct search terms within your domain name? So if you plan on ordering those services, then don't register just yet.
- Which Ending? We recommend you begin your search for a domain name ending with “.com” or “.net” (or in the case of a non-profit organization, “.org”), as these are the most recognizable. Beware of country-specific domain endings (such as “.us”, “.uk”, “.ca”, etc.), because they suggest a national (not global) audience, and may come with privacy problems.