Domain & Hosting
- What is a Domain Name?
- How Much Does it Cost?
- What is the Domain Name Convention?
- Where Do I Start?
What is a domain name?
A domain name is a specific place on the internet that tells people where and what your business/organization is. Your DOMAIN name is power…Your BRAND…how your clients will search for you.
In the this age of internet marketing and branding development, your domain name is the first step in designing your website. So you choose your name and then register it so you own it!
How much does it cost?
To attain your Domain Name/Registration the fee for .com and .net domains is $31.90 for the first two (2) years. And $15.95 to re-register or renew each year after. Other domain extension prices are .biz $15.10 per a year, .mobi $15.00 per a year .us $15.00 per a year. Please note there is 4.16% tax added to this as well.
How do I choose my Domain/Convention?
Decide what your business/website is about, do you have a known reputation as “”, Use that to start. Sometimes it is hard to come up with the perfect name and then happens when the domain name you’d like is owned by someone else? You could try to purchase the domain from the owner if it’s that important to you (use “whois” to find contact info). But this can sometimes prove costly, especially for a startup that can develop a similar alternative for free. Search around and be creative, make it fun!
The total length of the name may be up to 63 characters, 67 including the .com, .net or .org. The only characters allowed in a domain name are letters, digits and the dash (-). No spaces, tabs, or underscores. A domain name cannot begin or end with a dash. All domain names, after submission, can be used with or without the “www” prefix. The name you pick cannot be in use anywhere on the Internet.
All new domain registration applications received from November 3, 2000 will be processed via BulkRegister, an ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, http://www.icann.org) accredited domain registrar.
1. Contact us at 808-875-2535 or email us and let us know what you would like for your name.
2. Select a Hosting Plan. See Hosting
3. Upload your site. If you would like help in developing or transferring hosts or sites, please contact us.
Hosting for your Website
Hosting/Maintenance Fee – monthly fee based on your hosting plan selection. Click here to see available hosting plans, starting out at $9.95/month plus tax.
Parking Fee – $5 per month. If you wish to register a domain, but are not ready to activate it, Maui Net can “park” the domain.