How do I choose a domain name service provider?
Published: April 26, 2010
Updated: March 30, 2011
Applies To: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials
You should choose a domain name service provider that supports the domain name extension that you want to use. The Set Up Your Domain Name wizard includes a list of qualified providers that you can use with a link to each provider’s Web site. Click the More Info link beside each provider’s name to obtain information about the services and prices that are offered by the provider.
|Some domain name service providers serve broad international regions and others serve smaller markets. Because of this, some providers may not offer a website that is translated into your language of preference.|
When you purchase your domain name, you might also consider purchasing Domain Name System (DNS) dynamic update protocol service from your domain name service provider. DNS dynamic update protocol is a service that lets anyone on the Internet gain access to resources on a local network when the IP address of that network is constantly changing. Or you can purchase a static IP address from your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to assure that your IP address does not change.