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How can I use a domain solely for email-purposes?

The question above is straightforward and, in principle, has a simple answer: Yes, you can use a domain name solely for email purposes. But why would you do that?

The question above is straightforward and, in principle, has a simple answer: Yes, you can use a domain name solely for email purposes. But why would you do that?

At Domeinenbank.nl, we encounter many individuals interested in domain names that are already registered. One might expect these ‘occupied’ domain names to at least lead to something, right? A website, a page with contact information, or at the very least, an “under construction” message. Yet, you will often see that a domain name, despite having an owner, leads nowhere when you type it into your browser bar. When we reach out to the owner to inquire about the availability of their domain, we frequently receive the response that the domain name is indeed in use, but solely for its email functionalities.

A Domain Name for Email

In the business realm, you will often see holding companies with smaller businesses ‘under’ it. The smaller businesses essentially serve as the storefront / display window / information point (the domain name + website). Conversely, the holding company primarily serves as a legal entity and often does not require a display window (though it does need a domain name, albeit without a website). However, some companies still conduct communication from the holding company’s name. In such cases, a domain name without a website is utilized solely for email correspondence.

In the case of private individuals, these kinds of domains often involves a first name, last name or nickname. That is why it is common for people to prefer using emails such as “[email protected]” or “[email protected]“. In this situation as well, it’s frequent to encounter a blank page when typing in the domain name: not all individuals find it worthwhile to establish a website about themselves, but they still wish to use their domain name for emailing purposes.

How to Use a Domain Name Solely for Email?

Some hosting providers offer packages specifically tailored for email hosting. When using a domain name solely for email, less storage space is required from the hosting company. Consequently, an “email-only” hosting package is generally cheaper compared to a package inclusive of website hosting.

Upon purchasing your hosting package, you can log in to the hosting company’s dashboard using your credentials. Typically, where you would find options for modifying your website, security, and other matters, you will only see email-related options. These options enable you to create multiple email addresses, manage inboxes, and configure spam filters, etc.. Each hosting provider has its own interface for this purpose.

If you have your eye on a seemingly unused domain name, don’t hesitate to contact Domeinenbank.nl. We are always ready to assist you in determining the owner. Subsequently, we offer mediation for purchase as a service.