DevNet Domain Name Services

Introduction

Domain names are the names used to identify computer systems, web sites and email addresses on the internet. For example 'devnet.org.gy' is a domain name. They can be broken into parts e.g. 'gy' is the top level domain (TLD) for Guyana, 'org' indicates it belongs to a non-commercial organisation and 'sdnp' is the name of the organisation.

If someone wishes to have their own domain name for a web site or for email then they must first apply to register the domain name with a domain name registrar (depending on what domain it is) and, secondly, they must submit the name in their request to the service provider who is to host the web site or provide mail service. Fees are usually charged for both steps and need to be paid to maintain the domain or it will be deleted.

All domain name requests must be directed to the GY registry.