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GENERAL: What is the difference between Domain Names and Hosting?
When you register a domain name license, you get the right to use that domain name name for the time period you have registered it for. Website/Email Hosting is how you can use that domain name as an address for your website or email. In most cases, unless you intend to host your website and email yourself, you will need both a domain name and website/email hosting. Domain name and website/email hosting are separate services that are billed for at different intervals.

Your domain name is what people will type in when they want to visit your website (eg. www.yourdomain.co.nz) or send you email (eg. name@yourdomain.co.nz). However, you will need a computer to store or 'host' your website or email. This computer, usually referred to as a server, is the place where the data for your website and email is stored.
Website/Email Hosting is a service that gives you access to all the technical infrastructure needed to run a website and email, without any need for technical expertise or expensive hardware purchases.

With domain names, it is solely the domain registrants responsibility to know when your domain name is due for renewal and to pay for the renewal well before its due date.

You can source both Domain Name Registration and Website/Email Hosting Services from us.

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