LMi.net is your competitive choice for domain name registration because:
- LOWER PRICES: Instead of $35/year, most domains are $25/year.
- MORE DOMAIN NAME CHOICES: With the addition of many new Top Level Domains (TLDs), you now have many more choices for available domain names. Now you can register domain names with the following TLDS: .com .net .org .name .be .de .biz .info .us .co.uk .me.uk .org.uk .tv .cc .ws .bz .tc .gs .ms .vg
- MORE CONVENIENCE: You only get one bill for both domain name registration and domain name hosting. LMi.net automatically renews your domain for you.
To get your own custom domain name, download and print a Web Hosting form
Domain Name Registration
A domain name gives you your own Internet identity. You’ll notice that the Web sites and e-mail addresses for companies on the Internet contain their name. For instance, IBM owns “ibm.com”, and LMi.net owns “lmi.net”. When you write to a person at IBM, their e-mail address will likely be something like “email@example.com”. When you want to reach the LMi.net Web site, you type in “www.lmi.net” in your Web browser.
But domain names are not limited to companies. Anyone can have a domain name. It can be personal, like “elizabeth-fitzgerald.com”, or it can be for business, like “toyota.com”. If you have a non-commercial organization, you might want to consider “yourorganization.org”. If the “.com” version of a domain name you want is already taken, try “yourchoice.net”.
What is a “custom” domain name?
A custom domain name is a domain name that is managed for you or your company by LMi.net. This means that LMi.net processes the registration of your domain name and hosts it on our servers. That way you can use our servers for your Internet access, but your Internet identity is your own domain name instead of our domain name (lmi.net). This means that you can receive mail at you@your-domain as opposed to firstname.lastname@example.org, and you can have a Web page called http://www.your-domain instead of http://users.lmi.net/your-login.
How do I choose a domain name for my organization?
Choose a term that best describes your organization, usually the company name. If that is taken by someone else, you can create a variation of it by using a hyphen or an abbreviation of the name instead.
The only valid characters for a domain name are letters, numbers and a hyphen “-”. Other special characters like the underscore “_” or an exclamation mark “!” are NOT permitted. A domain name can be up to 64 characters long — including the 4 characters used to identify the Top Level Domain (.NET, .COM, .ORG, .EDU or .GOV).
NOTE: “http://www.example.com” is a uniform resource locator (URL) used by WWW browsers to find documents and resources on the WWW. It IS NOT a domain name (though a domain name is necessarily part of a URL).
How do I know if the domain name I want to register is already taken by someone else?
We have a WHOIS tool available for you look check if a domain is available. If your search returns “No match for xxx” then that means the domain name is most likey available. On the other hand if information specific to the domain name is returned (expire date, name server) then the domain name is already taken.
Okay, I found a domain name that’s not taken. Now what do I do?
You’ll need to sign an Internet Service Agreement form requesting the domain name and submit it to us via fax, mail or e-mail (we can get the form out to you in any of those formats as well). Then we process the request with our domain registrar partner. When they have finished processing it (usually takes 24-72 hours) they notify us and we in turn notify you. Then you can use (your-login)@(your-domain-name) instead of (your-login)@lmi.net for your e-mail address.
However, if you plan on using this domain name for a Web page (http://www.your-domain-name) and you do not already have Web account with us you’ll need to upgrade to a Web account.
How much does all this cost?
The charges for domain name service are:
- These domains have a 1 year minimum duration and are $25/year:
.com .net .org .name .be .de
- These domains have a 2 year minimum duration and are $25/year:
.biz .info .us .co.uk .me.uk .org.uk
- These domains have a 1 year minimum duration and are $50/year:
.tv .cc .ws .bz .tc .gs .ms .vg
- LMI will not charge you any monthly fees unless you have no other services with us, in which case the fee is $5/mo
Who owns the domain name?
When you register a domain name you own the domain name, and if you switch providers you can take it with you. The new provider is responsible for submitting the domain modification form to get the new domain name hosted on its servers.