A domain name system, or DNS, is a naming system for giving addresses to web servers and web pages. Domain names are used to identify one or more IP addresses, the domain name microsoft.com represents around 12 IP addresses. URLs use domain names to identify specific web pages. The domain name locates any entity on the internet. One of the most used domain registrar websites and web hosting is GoDaddy.com. From their website, “GoDaddy powers the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With more than 16 million customers worldwide and more than 70 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work.”
Since the website I’m creating for class is content based around me, I looked up jacobestes.com on Whois. Turns out it is already registered under godaddy.com with the name server being Domaincontrol.com, and the experation date is the 4th of October this year. So, it looks like they bought the domain name simply to keep it under their control and not let anyone use it. I also looked up jakeestes.com and that domain name is taken as well by tucowsdomains.com. They are a wholesaler of domain names and other internet services to isps and web hosting companies, they bought the domain name to sell it.
Personally, I would not buy a domain name unless I desperately need it simply because of how expensive the listings I saw on Whois are. I would also use a free web hosting service similar to the one we use in class because free is all I can afford.