A domain name is the name and web location associated with a website, such as myname.com or mybook.net. Authorsguild.org, for example, is the domain name associated with this website. Domain names, like Social Security numbers, are unique. Once you register a name for your site, no one else will be able to use it.

Sometimes the term “domain name” is referred to as a “web address” or URL (Uniform Resource Locator). A domain name is part of a URL. The URL is the entire web address. For example, http://www.authorsguild.org/ is a URL that uses the domain name, authorsguild.org.

While websites don’t need domain names assigned to them, most people choose to assign a domain name to their website because it makes their website much easier to find. When you type a domain name into your browser’s address bar, the Domain Name System translates that domain name into a set of numbers called an IP address (for example: 192.168.1.2) which it uses to retrieve the correct site. Having a domain name assigned to your site allows you to tell people to visit myname.com instead of a series of numbers or a long impersonal URL. Authors Guild members may register as many domain names through the Guild as they’d like. Any domain name registered through the Guild would be your domain name to use how you see fit.

If you have websites hosted elsewhere, you may use your Guild registered domain names for those sites. Domain name registration is $18 per domain name, per year. For new members, the first year of one domain name registration is complimentary.

*This service is not available to student memberships

 

A domain name is the name and web location associated with a website, such as myname.com or mybook.net. Authorsguild.org, for example, is the domain name associated with this website. Domain names, like Social Security numbers, are unique. Once you register a name for your site, no one else will be able to use it.

Sometimes the term “domain name” is referred to as a “web address” or URL (Uniform Resource Locator). A domain name is part of a URL. The URL is the entire web address. For example, http://www.authorsguild.org/ is a URL that uses the domain name, authorsguild.org.

While websites don’t need domain names assigned to them, most people choose to assign a domain name to their website because it makes their website much easier to find. When you type a domain name into your browser’s address bar, the Domain Name System translates that domain name into a set of numbers called an IP address (for example: 192.168.1.2) which it uses to retrieve the correct site. Having a domain name assigned to your site allows you to tell people to visit myname.com instead of a series of numbers or a long impersonal URL. Authors Guild members may register as many domain names through the Guild as they’d like. Any domain name registered through the Guild would be your domain name to use how you see fit.

If you have websites hosted elsewhere, you may use your Guild registered domain names for those sites. Domain name registration is $18 per domain name, per year. For new members, the first year of one domain name registration is complimentary.

If you’d like to register a domain name, please use the links to the left under the “For members” section or click here.

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*This service is not available to student memberships

 

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