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It’s rare to find the right domain straight away, we’d recommend doing your research before buying! Make a shortlist of keywords for your website, what could people be searching for if you want them to find you? Also, keep it simple, long domain names can be hard to remember, easily misspelt and can lose their impact.
When searching for available domains, don’t worry if you first few choices aren’t available. We have built our domain search system around offering suitable available domain suggestions to our customers.
There are 2 essential parts that make up a domain name, the name and the extension, also known as a TLD. There are commonly used TLDs such as .com, .info and .net as well as plenty of new TLDs such as .xyz, .page and .club which are known as gTLDs. The release of these new gTLDs has opened up the domain market, giving people wider options when searching for the right domain for their brand.
You can also register domains with a country TLD making your brand even more relatable to your market. Country TLDs, known as ccTLDs, are available for every country and even some cities. Commonly used ones are .us in the USA, .co.uk in the UK and .com.au in Australia.
We all know there is strength in numbers. Once you find your primary domain name, keep searching. We would recommend buying as many similar domains around your brand as possible along with multiple TLDs to enforce your brand. The benefits of growing and strengthening your brand cannot be measured.
If you have been doing your research, you will have noticed many hosts include a free domain name for the first year of a hosting subscription. HostGrid goes one better and removes the worry of ever losing your domain name by including it free for the lifetime of your subscription! As long as your subscription with us is active, we will renew your domain name each year for free so you never have to.
A free domain name is included with every applicable HostGrid subscription. However, it is not just any free domain, but is a free domain name for the lifetime of your subscription! This removes any worries over the renewal of your domain and the risk of your website ever being taken down, how reassuring. Each time you renew your subscription we will cover the renewal cost of your domain and we’ll keep doing so for the lifetime of your subscription.
If at any point you choose to end your subscription with us and would like to keep your domain we charge a non-refundable fee of $15.00 to release the domain.
Each HostGrid hosting subscription comes with a free Let’s Encrypt SSL, a leading name in internet security.
Their digital certificates are user-friendly and can be applied to any website, enabling https for a secure experience for all visitors.
We are so confident you will be happy with our premium hosting features and quality service that we allow you up to 30 days to claim a refund on your annual hosting subscription cost if you feel our service isn’t for you. After 30 days have passed, HostGrid does not offer any refunds on any cancelled services.
Our 30 day money back guarantee applies to annual hosting plans only. Additional services such as monthly hosting subscriptions, Website Backup, VIP Support, Website Security and Domain Privacy are covered by a 14 day money back guarantee. Registrations of certain TLDs can be deleted and refunded within 4 days of registration, an administration fee of $1 will be charged. Refunds cannot be granted for any other domain registrations.
We are unable to offer refunds on any Mailbox services and ask that any cancellation requests are made to us at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 14 days in advance of the next monthly charge to avoid any future charges.
If you wish to keep your registered domain name we can deduct a domain charge from your hosting subscription refund so it will be yours to take away.
Every HostGrid hosting subscription comes with a free email address that can be used in conjunction with your primary domain. This will give your brand a professional look and allow you to keep in contact with all of your customers using our efficient and user-friendly interface.
HostGrid includes the following domain allowance with each hosting subscription:
You may find these knowledgebase articles helpful when understanding domain types: