|Getting a domain.|
A domain name is a unique name for your business, such as:
"littlefoot.com" - com meaning a comercial site
or "miniature.net" - net meaning a network of some kind.
The domain name (once registered) is not used by any other business or organization. The domain name registrar is a separate thing from your internet access, email, or your web page. Your page may be accessed by your domain, but it is separate. You can have a web page without having a domain name, or a domain name without a web page.
Domain names are registered with INTERNIC and can be looked up in the WHOIS database. If the name you want is not taken, you can apply for it. Just because you get a name does not mean that no one else has the right to contest it though (in the case of trademarks etc).
Costs with our favourite registrar are currently $20 US per year, with two years initially paid. This is simply for the domain name. You also need a place to store it, preferably with Web presence (which means that you have a web page accessible with your domain). You personally need dial-up access to the Internet and you will want email too. All of these are independant and do not need to come from the same company.
Follow this link to register your domain name if available. If you are interested in hosting (providing you with web space) with Miniature Net, we can also take care of your email.