In this post, we’ll explain what a domain name is and how you can get one for your new Club & County Website.
What is a domain name?
A domain name is an address that people can use to visit your website. For example
clubname.com. When we set up a Club & County Website we point this web address to it.
You have a couple of options when choosing a domain:
Option 1: Claim your FREE official .gaa.ie subdomain!
Through the GAA, you can claim an address based on the official GAA domain completely Free. This has the added benefit of no yearly renewal fees! For example:
To do this, simply contact us via an official GAA e-mail address, E.G. email@example.com, and we will get in touch with the GAA’s IT team to see if your chosen GAA subdomain is available.
Option 2: Register your own .ie or .com
Some Clubs and Counties choose to register their own .com or .ie address. A simple Google search will help you find numerous domain registration companies.
We often use Carlow based company Blacknight for both .com and .ie domains.
You will go through the process of setting up an account for your domain, once you have completed this, one of our developers can send you on details on how to redirect your new domain or log in to your account and point your new domain to our server.
Don’t forget your yearly renewal!
A domain name registered via Option 2 has to be renewed annually, we have had some clubs who have lost theirs due to non-payment of a bill.
Tip: Make sure when setting up your domain to use an e-mail address that is checked often so renewal e-mails cannot be missed!
If you have any questions about domain names, or need help, feel free to get in touch and talk to one of our developers.