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Domain Names Explained

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Our full domain pricing is shown below. Our pricing is completely transparent. The price you see is the price you pay. There are no hidden fees.

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Register a domain in minutes. No waiting around; as soon as you click "register" it’s yours

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Why pay more when buying domains? Getting online has never been more affordable.

Pickaweb is a domain registration provider that you can trust.

A Company You Can Trust

Pickaweb is one of the UK's longest established domain providers. Formed in 2000.

Domains can be managed via your control panel

Registrations 100% in your name

Our easy to use control panel gives you full control to make any required changes anytime.

Free email and web forwarding

Free email & web forwarding

Easily redirect to an existing website or email address for free.

No hidden fees

No hidden fees

Our registrations are competitively priced and there are no hidden fees - what you see is what you pay

You are in full control of your domain

No long term contract

Choose how long you want to register your domain for. We won't tie you into long term contracts.

Transfer domains away for free

No fees to transfer

(unlike some domain companies) With Pickaweb you are free to transfer away for free.

Pickaweb offers 24x7 support

Expert help

Registration services with an expert team on hand 24x7 to answer your questions

Renew your domain name


Renew your domains whenever you want or set it to auto renew for added peace of mind.

Free domain name with Pickaweb´s annual hosting plans

Free Domain Registration

Get a free domain name when you order an annual web hosting plan to host your website.

.UK Domain Extension

.uk domains

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Pickaweb is an accredited Nominet member

Nominet Member

Pickaweb is a Nominet Member so you can be sure of the quality of our registration services.

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How To Choose A Domain Name

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Domain Registration FAQs

A domain provides an easy way of remembering an Internet address. This name is unique. Domains are your piece of internet real estate. There are different types of extensions that you can register eg: .com, .net, .org , .biz, .info, .name, .eu, .org.uk or .co.uk. If you are a UK business we would strongly recommend going for a .co.uk domain extension.

Pickaweb will register your domain in your name for the number of years purchased. You can manage it via an easy to use control panel. You can setup email and web forwarding. You can update your name servers.

We are available 24x7 via phone, chat and email.

You can buy a domain name easily with Pickaweb. First you need to check if the domain name is available by using our domain checker tool on this page.
If the domain name shows as available that means that you can register it.
You would just need to follow the steps in order to buy your domain. It just takes minutes. It is a very quick process.

The owner of the domain name or web address will be yourself. The person that registers it is the owner. You have full rights to use the domain name as long as you keep renewing it.
For example If you register a domain name for 1 year you need to remember to renew it every year.
You will receive several email notifications from Pickaweb reminding you to renew your domain.
If you decide to not renew it, it would just become avaible for anyone else to register it.

Use our domain checker tool to find out if the domain you are interested in is available for registration.
It will show you if the domain name is available or taken.
Only domains that show as available can be registered.

When you buy a domain you are taking it off the market and nobody else can use it.
If you need to set up a website and create personalised email accounts you will need an additional service also offered by Pickaweb, a web hosting package.

We process domain registrations instantly. Just search for a domain and if it is available you can register it. You can also buy multiple domains at once. UK domains .co.uk/.org.uk and .com/.net/.org/.info/.name/.biz names take approx 24 hours to be fully registered.

They can be managed from your client area. You can update your contact details, change name servers and much more.

In order to publish a website to your domain you will need what is called a web hosting service. When you order this you will get the required ftp details you need to publish your website. If you are a beginner with no web design experience please check our website builder tool which comes free with all of our web hosting plans.

UK domain names Terms & Conditions / Registrants' Benefits and Responsibilities

You can have a very long domain name, that is not a problem but we recommend keeping it as short as you possibly can by making it sound like a brand.
You may find that most short domains are already taken from a long time ago so you need to be creative.

The majority of domain registrars will allow you to register domains for up to 10 years but you can register them from just 1 year. Each year the domain registrant will receive reminders to renew the domain. You can then choose to renew it or let it expire.

In order for the internet to work a system known as Domain Name Servers (or DNS for short) is required to translate domain names (which are easy for humans to remember) into the corresponding IP addresses (which are not easy for humans to remember).
All of this happens extremely quickly and this is how you are taken to the right website when you type in a domain name in your browser.
Without DNS you would need to type in IP addresses (numbers and dots) which would be extremely slow and difficult for humans.

The terms domain name and website are quite similar but do not mean the same thing.
You can register a domain name to take it off the market but not have a website.
In order to have a website you need to register a domain but also build a website and publish it to the internet using a hosting service.

There are many different TLDs or domain extensions to choose from.
If you are a UK business we would recommend registering as a minimum the .co.uk and the .com extension.
Register a domain easily and quickly using our domain search.

A top-level domain (TLD) is the last part of a domain name, to the right of the dot. The most popular TLDs are .com, .net, .org, .biz, .co etc.
They can be registered by anyone.

Country-code TLDs (ccTLDs) such as .co.uk, .de, .es, .eu are used or reserved for a country, sovereign state, or dependent territory identified with a country code.

*Pickaweb Offer: Get even cheaper domains when you buy for multiple years. Up to 6% discount on .co.uk domain registrations and renewals & up to 12% discount on .com domain name registration and renewal

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