Domain name consultation
An internet domain name is the address of your website on the World Wide Web (www.mypractice.com). It should be unique yet easy to remember. Consider using a domain name that will accurately reflect your practice identity for many years to come. We can help you choose and register an appropriate URL for your website. Depending on your online goals and aspirations, we can even register multiple names that automatically forward to your website. Each additional domain name per site registered and managed by eVetSites is $12 per year.
Once you've decided on a domain name, you'll have to pay an annual fee to a registrar for the right to use it. Remember: registering your domain name doesn't automatically get you a website just like registering a business name in the brick-and-mortar world doesn't automatically get you the building to go with it.
Domain name registration
A web host is basically a company that has many computers connected to the Internet. When you place your web pages on their computers, everyone in the world will be able to connect to it and view them. Signing up for an account with a web host gives your website a home. If getting a domain name is analogous to getting a business name in the brick-and-mortar world, getting a web hosting account is comparable to renting space for your business.
eVetSites can register and manage your domain name, be your web host, and establish all of the technical settings for your website and email services, which include annual registration, domain name privacy, and private email accounts. Our fee for domain name registration and server management (DNS management) is $35 per year. Each additional domain name per site registered and managed by eVetSites is $12 per year. If you ever choose to cancel your service with us, or you would like our domain name moved to your own personal account, it remains your domain name and you can take it with you at anytime.
Domain name transfer assistance
If you already have a domain, but would like eVetSites to manage for you, transferring it from your current registrar to eVetSites is easy. After the transfer we can manage your domain name for you and establish all the technical settings for your web site and email services, which includes annual registration, domain privacy, and private email accounts. For more information about emails please click here.
Domain name renewal and privacy protection
Since your domain name is critical to your online business, it is a very good idea to have the domain set to renew automatically each year. Even better is when you use eVetSites to help manage your domain name and we take responsibility for renewal for you.
When buying a domain name with any registrar, you have to provide accurate contact information or else your domain registration could be terminated as it would be in violation of the registration agreement. Privacy Protection ensures that your private information is not published by replacing all your publicly visible contact details with alternate contact information.
At eVetSites, we replace your personal information with eVetSites’ information so your private contact information remains private. In addition we guarantee the privacy of your identity, your email address, and the identity of visitors to your website. We also guarantee not to share/sell your identity, your email address lists or any information about the identity of anyone you correspond with via our email system.
You can check the details of a domain name registration by using a "whois" tool provided by most registrars. The tool we use most often is provided by Network Solutions -- just enter the domain name in their search box to see the details.
Personalizable, domain specific emails
Just as a logo helps to build brand recognition for your business, domain specific emails help to increase your business’ online presence. Using email addresses like DrDolittle@veterinarypracticename.com will look much more professional than your personal email address—and the best part is, it’s included with eVetSites’ domain name service. You can include up to 20 domain specific emails if we manage your domain name at Network Solutions (or if you have your domain name DNS servers pointing to our servers at ns1.evetsites.net ) for $35 a year. Additional email boxes are available if needed.