I need help, well a friend does. They currently have a website hosted by Demon and they pay a set amount each month. However does this mean they actually own the website name, or that they are only entitled to it for the period of the contract etc?
If so how does someone go about buying a website address, i.e. buying www.webaddress.co.uk (an example btw) so they do not have to rent it (the just need to find a host for the name that they possess.
Also a few other questions (while i am at it) what is the most reasonable website host for a business website, it should get a reasonable amount of traffic, etc, however they do not sell directly from they website (they are a consultancy firm) and basically just for advertisement and awareness really!
Also is it best to buy up some cheap but relatively relevant website addresses so they can just forward it to their main site, so they can have multiple results etc via search engines, or just for blatantly obvious addresses that someone may just type in?
Finally how does one go about submitting their website to search engines and so they can ensure decent positions in the returns, i.e. high up the list for searches such as 'noise consultants' etc. How much is this likely to cost and what is the best way to approach this - submitting your website? I believe all the meta tags are all sorted etc. What cost should i expect and does anyone have any experience with this sort of thing!
Any help much appreciated
PS. I have seen sticky and done a quick search, but would like more specific answers / responses to the above questions, please!