To have a website up and running on the internet, it must have a domain name. You can think of a domain as the website address, just as the house you live in has its address. All websites have their unique address, also called ip address. An IP address is written with numbers like this: 158.26.478.25, but since we are better at remembering names than numbers, we use domain names instead, such as. http://www.annec.no.
A domain name can max contain 63 characters, and a minimum of 1 character, but for it to be easy to remember, it pays to find a short and precise domain name.
You can use the letters a - z and the numbers 0-9, as well as hyphen. The use of special characters can vary from country to country, and for .no domains, special characters such as Æ,Ø and Å are now allowed.
If you buy a .com domain, you should avoid Æ, Ø and Å, as it can lead to conflicts.
It is also common not to use uppercase letters, and uppercase and lowercase letters are treated equally.