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Domain Names
A domain name is a name that you reserve the right to use on the internet. A domain name is broken into parts, called "namespaces", which are divided by periods. The first level or "top level" is the part of the name to the right of the period sometimes called the "extension". The "second level" is to the left of the period, which is the part you make up. Some domains you will see a third level as well, called a "subdomain".

An example of a domain with two namespaces (the most common) would be:

An example of a domain with three namespaces would be:
To connect your domain name to your website, you must point it by setting the nameservers. If you do not know your nameservers, you can obtain them by contacting DotMeBaby support.

(a) Log into your account
(b) Click "Domains"
(c) Click the domain name you want to point
(d) Click the "Nameservers" button
(e) Enter the proper nameservers, then click "Change Nameservers"
Registering a domain name has no legal precedent. In other words, just because you have registered a domain, it does not mean you have legal rights to the name. New companies or entities typically file for trademarks or copyrights before or around the same time they register their domains. Most often, they search for a domain and use it for inspiration for their brand. Others establish a brand first, then acquire a domain at auction. It is illegal to operate a website that uses a domain name that is similar or conflicts with an established brand and that may confuse or divert business from said entity. Be very thorough when creating a new company or entity as to not infringe on other intellectual property.
If you are a business or individual, always try to register you full legal name. Next, if your legal name is very long or hard to spell and if you are going to have your own email addresses, try to register the "short version" or nickname of your business to make your email addresses easier to type and remember. If your name is commonly misspelled, then you may want to register a few of the most common misspellings and forward those domains to your website so no one loses their way. Even if you haven't built your site yet, it's wise to register your name or brand to keep potential domain re-sellers from capturing your name and holding it for ransom.
When you register your domain, your name address, phone and email address associated with your domain are available on the web. This exposes your information to marketing companies, spammers and anyone who would profit from exploiting or selling your information. If you purchase privacy with your domain, all contact information is hidden from public view.
Email addresses are setup in your hosting control panel or cPanel, under Email. Once you create an email address, you can access it through any web browser using You can also access email using your favorite programs, like Outlook, Apple Mail or Thunderbird by creating an account and using your email account settings, which is detailed in the next section.
Create a new email account using Other as the account type. Here are the most common settings:

Server Type: IMAP
Server Name:
User Name: (your full email address)
Port: 993
Security: SSL
Authentication: Normal Password

Outgoing settings are the same except the Port, which is either 465 or 587.
In your cPanel, under Forwarders, you can forward copies of your email to any address.

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