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There are five essential tips that you might want to consider before registering your domain name. We have collected some hands-on advice for those who are in the process of registering their own domain name.

1. Choose a simple domain
It is very practical if a site name and domain name are identical, with the exception of well established abbreviations, check for a suitable domain which makes more sense and therefore will speak to more people.

2. Try out pronunciation
Say the address you want to register out aloud a few times. If it sounds unnatural, and is difficult to articulate, that particular domain name is probably not right, if you want to attract many visitors to the site. Nowadays, URL:s are often used in everyday speech which makes it important that the domain name can be pronounced without major problems.

3. Avoid confusions

Once you find a domain name that works for you, search for the word or the site name in the nearest search engine. Is there a very similar or near-identical address that is already well-established, and which also has a content similar to what you will be publishing on your site, consider registering a different address altogether. If it is too easy to confuse the different sites by their name and domain name, it is not helpful to anyone, least of all to you. Remember to check that the domain name is not infringing a third party’s rights.

4. Multiple addresses
When you register you address topten.ps you can also sign up for top-ten.ps. There are countless variations on this, for example, registration of accepted abbreviations used in everyday speech, top10.ps, and so on. Do not forget to re-direct your various addresses to one main address, for example topten.ps.

5. Don’t hesitate
Once you find the right domain name, and it is free for registering, you might consider registering it as soon as possible. It is not impossible that someone else can register the address if your time to make it yours. This is particularly true for those who intend to use the domain name for commercial purposes and therefore may experience difficulties in changing the name of the intended site.

Who can register a .ps domain?
Anyone, Palestinians and non-Palestinians, from businesses to organizations to individuals, can register a .ps domain name.
You can only apply for a domain name via one of our Certified Registrars (CR). These are mainly Internet Service & Content Providers and Web Hosting companies who have entered into a contract with PNINA, through which they are entitled to register domain names. You will find a list of these CRs on PNINA website.

DNS Servers:
The Domain Name System (DNS) is a standard technology for managing the names of Web sites and other Internet domains. DNS technology allows you to type names into your Web browser like nic.ps and your computer to automatically find that address on the Internet. A key element of the DNS is a worldwide collection of DNS servers. What, then, is a DNS server?
A DNS server is any computer registered to join the Domain Name System. A DNS server runs special-purpose networking software, features a public IP address, and contains a database of network names and addresses for other Internet hosts.