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What is a domain name?

A domain name is a set of letters and numbers which make up the web address of your website. Our domain name is 1-grid.comOur web address is www.1-grid.com.


In order to have your own specific website address, you need to register your own domain nameWhen choosing a domain name, you should keep the following criteria in mind:

  • Try to register a .com (it’s the most popular) If not you can register a .co.za
  • Make it as short as you possibly can
  • Make it is easy to pronounce
  • Avoid hyphens
  • Do not use others trademark


Please Note: Registering your Domain name does not include registering your Company. You will need to Register your Company separately. The Domain name would only be your Identity.


Your domain name is unique to you and when someone types it into an Internet browser they will be taken directly to your space on the Internet where they can view your website. 


Having your own domain name is also quite useful when creating an email address. Instead of having myowncrazyname@gmail.com, you could have a more credible email address such as name@example.co.za


Having an email address associated with your domain name you would need to take out a  Hosting Package  with us. Our hosting packages will allow you to setup multiple email accounts Eg: admin@example.co.za or info@example.co.za

In this Article it will show you how to add an email address to your hosting package. It also has an application you can use to create your own website. This is a perfect package to have for someone starting off a business. This is easy to remember and much more professional.


Here are some Articles that will assist you on how a hosting package works and what can be done in the hosting package once your Domain name has been registered :


Updated on August 30, 2023

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