In order to establish a presence on the Internet, a law firm must register a domain name. Like all domain names, law firm domain names are issued and controlled by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (http://www.icann.org/), and registered through accredited registrars and resellers.
If you register your firm’s domain name with us, it will always be registered in your name or through a private registration that you control.
Please beware! – some web development companies offer low, basic website design, but require that your firm continue to host the website with them in perpetuity for high monthly hosting fees, and control of the domain name. If you wish to leave, you may not be able to take the domain name with you.
In addition to the primary domain name (the one to be associated with the firm’s website and used in e-mail addresses), a firm may wish to register other “.com” names, especially if there is more than one way to spell the name of one of the partners included in the primary domain name.
Law firms will typically want to register their primary domain name for a period of at least five to ten years. Non-primary domain names can be done for a lesser time period if desired, especially if the firm’s name may change with the addition of new partners. If these other domains were to inadvertently lapse, it won’t be as critical as if the primary domain name lapses