What is a .net domain name?
The .NET domain extension was one of the first launched in 1985. At the end of 2015 there were over 15 million .NET domain names registered. The .NET domain extension was originally intended for organisations engaged in networking activities, such as Internet service providers. But, with no registration restrictions, its value was quickly recognised and the .NET domain extension is now hugely popular with all kinds of online businesses, tech start-ups, developers, web designers, and more. It’s a serious, grown up domain extension and was one of the big three TLDs introduced in 1985, along with .COM and .ORG. Its age and proven track record mean it's seen as trustworthy and credible. It's also recognised as the obvious choice when the .COM version of a domain name is not available. These positive attributes reflect on the organisations and individuals that register a .NET domain name. Users trust .NET websites. With every .NET domain name we also give you a free Alpha SSL certificate to protect your customers' data. SSL certificates are the most efficient and safest way to legitimise your website and protect your customers' personal details. Traffic is encrypted so when a customer sends credit card details, for instance, the information is protected against hackers and identity thieves. Our Classic DNS is designed to ensure your website always runs super fast. Plus every .NET domain name you register comes with a free personalised email address. Keeping our customers' property secure is a priority at Hosting.co.uk so we also offer two-step verification to stop unauthorised access to your accounts. Our domain privacy feature means you can hide your contact details online whilst remaining the legal owner of your domain names. We'd strongly recommend you turn on autorenew, it's so easy to miss an expiry date and it would be terrible to lose your domain names.
|Annual fee||11.99 GBP|
|Renewal fee||11.99 GBP|
|Update fee||11.99 GBP|
|Transfer fee||11.99 GBP|
|Reactivation Fee||On Request|
|Minimum length||2 characters|
|Maximum length||63 characters|
|Hyphen||Allowed (middle only)|
|Extra features||- Domain Privacy Allowed -IDN Supported -DNSSEC Supported -Realtime Registration|
|Conditions||- There is no specific measure taken by the registry to hide your personal details from the public. We recommend using our domain privacy feature.|
|.net Registration Period|
|Anyone can register?||no|
|Minimum subscription period||1 year|
|Maximum subscription period||1 year|
|Renewal increment||1 year|
|Domain issue time||1-3 days|
How do I buy an .net domain?
Looking to buy a .net domain name? You've come to the right place! Hosting.co.uk has been providing registrations in the UK for over a decade and is the recognized leader in domain registrations.
You can trust Hosting.co.uk to do it right because Generic domains are our specialty. Hosting.co.uk is uniquely positioned to help guide you through the .net registration process. Our business was built on providing simple and timely domain registration services, and superior support once you have your .net name.
How do I transfer a .net domain?
Transferring your .net domain is a fast and easy process. Get started by clicking “transfer Now” below, and our Domain Specialists will help you navigate the process. Every .net domain transfers into Hosting.co.uk includes an additional year(s) renewal, so you’re not losing any time, just saving money and gaining the access to UK’s largest portfolio of extensions in the business and Hosting.co.uk’s powerful domain management system.
Starting at £ 11.99 /yr
How do I renew a .net domain?
Renewing your .net is simple! Just click “renew now” below, or log into your Account., select your .net domain name that you would like to renew, select the term of your renewal, and check out. That’s it!
We also offer Auto-Renew- a great way to keep your .net domain name up-to-date without having to worry about letting them accidentally expire. Check your account Settings to find out if you have it enabled.
Starting at £ 11.99 /yr
You can save money by buying an .net domain, website, and email Bundle. Get a .net domain and website, as well as an email Bundle to get even better savings.
Essential hosting Bundle
You pay £72.03 - Renews at £/mo
- .net domain
- 10 GB Webhosting
- 10 FREE .net emails
You pay £72.03 - Renews at £/mo
- .net domain
- Website Builder
- 5 FREE .net emails
You pay £72.03 - Renews at £/mo
- .net domain
- 100 GB Web Hosting
- Office 365
*VAT not included. It will be added where applicable.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
A domain name is an address for a website that appears in the browser bar. For example, our domain name is 'website .net ’. There are two parts to every domain: the main name (i.e. ‘website’) and the extension (i.e. ‘.net’). No two websites can have the same domain name because it is unique to you.
Every site is hosted on an internet web server, or a “host”. Computers access these hosts using an IP – a string of numbers like 94.54.349.43 – but that’s not very memorable for human beings.
A .net Name converts an IP address to a more memorable, text-based version so that people don’t need to punch in a huge string of numbers to find the websites they want. This is all done through the Domain Name System – more commonly known as DNS.
Think of your domains like web addresses – the place people will find you online.
An extension is the ending of a Domain Name. Extensions are commonly referred to as a TLD (Top-Level Domain), suffix, or domain root.
There are many types of TLDs such as ccTLDs, which are country code specific, like .uk for the UK, and gTLDs, which are new generic extensions such as .website.
Many businesses and brands register their name with multiple extensions to protect their online identity, increase visibility and attract more visitors to their website.Many businesses and brands register their name with multiple extensions to protect their online identity, increase visibility and attract more visitors to their website.
Some of the most popular extension types are Geographic and International domains.
Geographic TLDs are perfect for local businesses and organizations. They tell people in which city or region a shop, a restaurant or an agency is located. Extensions like .london, .vegas, .berlin and .tokyo are a great choice for attracting local customers.
International TLDs are the ideal choice for brands looking to promote their local presence and connect with customers from a specific country. Depending on which market or country you wish to target, you can go with an established international extension like .de, .es, .it or with the new .uk or .global.
You can check the availability of a domain name by using the search function displayed on this page or on our domains page. Simply enter your ideal name and you’ll be given a list of relevant options for you to purchase.
It’s incredibly easy to register your own .net domain name. Simply follow the steps outlined below to get started:
- Enter your ideal .net web address into our search tool
- Find the most suitable option from our list of suggestions
- Add it to your basket and continue to the checkout process
In order to buy .net domain names, you’ll need to provide your name, address and a few other contact details. It’s crucial that the information you share is up-to-date and valid in case of a dispute or other situations where you need to show proof of ownership.
We will also need your payment details so we can process your .net registration.
We’ve got a huge selection!
As the UK’s #1 domain name provider, every new extension that is released is also available to be bought on Hosting.co.uk. From the traditional .com, .co.uk, .net, .org to the new .uk, .london, .ninja, .xyz, we have it all.
Use our domain search to see which extensions are available for your desired name.
Although there’s no wrong answer, here are a few important items to consider when deciding on your perfect .net web address:
- - Keep it short, simple, and memorable (around 10 characters long)
- - Try to feature your business name or the services you offer
- - Make sure it’s easy to spell and pronounce Don’t include special characters or punctuation (i.e. $ ! &)
- - Select a relevant extension (i.e. .UK if you’re a British business)
Whether you wish to purchase several domains at the same time or separately, our tools allow you to do either. Best of all, they can all be easily managed from our intuitive Control Panel.
Certainly – you can cancel your .net domain any time you choose.
Simply log into your Control Panel, go to the Domain Names section, click Manage Auto Renewal and choose the name you wish to cancel/allow to expire.
Click "Confirm" to confirm the name you have chosen, and you will also see the date they are due to expire.
.net domain names are available for 1 year -1 year.
The domain registration time frame for .net during general availability is 1-3 days.
Domain Names must:
- have a minimum of 2 characters and a maximum of 63 characters characters;
- begin with a letter or a number and end with a letter or a number;
- use the English character set and may contain letters (i.e., a-z, A-Z),numbers (i.e. 0-9) and dashes (-) or a combination of these;
- neither begin with, nor end with a dash;
- not contain a dash in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.net); and
- not include a space (e.g. www.ab cd.net).
Yes. You can activate Private Registration during the purchase of a new .net domain. Select “domain privacy protection” when you are going to buy your .net.
In accordance with ICANN, Generic Top Level Domains (gTLD) have a 40 day "Grace period" in which a domain name can be renewed without incurring an additional fee. Its important to note however that your domain will no longer resolve on the day it expires. Furthermore, there is usually a 30 day "Redemption Period" in which you can renew your domain name. This may differ for each domain extension, so contact support to learn more about your .net grace period.
If you want to use your domain name for a branded or personalised email address such as firstname.lastname@example.org , you will need a Hosting.co.uk mailbox to enable you to send and receive emails. You can get free mailboxes when you sign up for any of our hosting plans.
When you use the Hosting.co.uk mailbox, you have three options to retrieve your email:
Hosting.co.uk Webmail – This option allows you to access the emails sent to your new customised address, no matter where you are.
Email Client – With this option, you can receive email to your PC or laptop through an email client of your choice such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, Eudora or Apple Mail.
Mobile Device – You can easily set up Hosting.co.uk mailboxes to your mobile device, giving you access to your email from anywhere with an internet connection
It is also possible to set up a personalised or branded email address that simply forwards email to an existing inbox you may already have elsewhere such as Gmail, Yahoo or similar. This way, you can continue using your existing email address and receive your emails through your branded domain name. To send from your personalised address you will need an email mailbox account.
It’s really easy to transfer any existing domains you might have over to us. The first thing you’ll need to do is contact your current provider and make sure they are OK with the transfer. Once you get the thumbs up from them, you can head to your control panel and carry out the transfer straight from there.
There are slightly different transfer procedures which depend on the type of extension you’re transferring and where you’re moving it from, but don’t worry, we have step-by-step guides for all of them. We also offer free transfers on selected domains.