In most cases you will want to use your own domain name as the address of your web site.
For example, you may want to have a domain name like you.com so that people can
visit your web site at either www.you.com or you.com. To be able to use
your own domain name you first need to register it. To do that, you need to find an
appropriate domain name registrar.
There are many different registrars around the world. Registrars usually register
just a few different types of domain names. For example, we register .com .net .org
.biz .info .tv .us .cn .com.cn and .asia domains, as well as Australian and United Kingdom domains.
So if you want to register you.com then we could do that for you. However
if you wanted to register, say, a New Zealand (.nz) domain name then you would need to
contact the .nz registrar (Domainz)
If you want to register a different type of domain name then you will need to find the
appropriate registrar and register the domain name yourself. If you would like to
get a country-based domain name then you should be able to find the relevant registrar on
IANA's list of Top Level Domain (TLD)
Please note that different registrars have different requirements, procedures and prices
so you will need to review the details of their service to determine whether you are willing
and able to register a particular domain name. Before attempting to register any
domain name you will also need to check first whether it is available - perhaps somebody
else has already registered it. Please visit our
services to check the availability of a domain name.
Please note too that domain names are usually leased for a given period and after that
period expires you will need to pay renewal fees to your domain name registrar if you would
like to continue to use the domain.
A virtual domain allows you to have your own domain name, eg: http://www.yourname.com without
having to install expensive server hardware and software. We allocate space on our
servers for your use. Your space can be accessed via http://www.yourname.com
and e-mail can be sent to you at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, we are authorised to register domain names and we offer a complete domain name registration
service which enables us to register .com .net .org domains for you
at some of the best prices in the market. Please visit our
services for further details. If you would prefer to use a different domain name registrar
then you are most welcome to do that. Please note though that you would then need to
arrange the registration and transfer of your domain name yourself, although we would provide
you with the necessary technical information (your name server details) when we send you
your account details.
We can also register Australian domain names (ie: yourname.com.au) as well as domains ending
in .net.au .org.au .asn.au and .id.au extensions. Australian domain names must be
registered for a period of two years, and they are renewable after two years for periods
of two years thereafter. Please be aware that some types of domain names (eg: .org.au)
take some time to register and transfer. Please check our
HELP facility if this is an issue for you.
Certainly. These days domain name transfers are usually quick and easy. After
you place your web hosting order we will setup your account promptly so that you can upload
your site to our servers via FTP or using our Control Panel. It usually takes a day
or two for your domain name to be pointed at your new site on our servers. If you
are using FTP or our Control Panel to upload your site, you can upload your site to our
servers before your domain name is transferred, so that when the domain name transfer does
take effect then your visitors will be seamlessly directed to your new site. That
way there will be no downtime for your site and the change will be transparent to your
visitors. If you are using FrontPage to upload your site then unfortunately you will
need to wait until after your domain name transfer takes effect before you can publish
your site, so there will be a short downtime involved while you publish your site to our
If your domain name is registered with Network Solutions (but not their WorldNIC service)
then we will submit the initial transfer request for you for free when we setup your account.
Network Solutions will then contact you to ask you to authorize the transfer. If your
domain name was registered through a different registrar, or through Network Solutions'
WorldNIC registration service, then we will provide you with the necessary name server
information when we send you your account details, so that you can arrange the
transfer of your domain name yourself. Please note that most registrars provide easy
online tools for you to transfer your domain, and also provide customer support services
in case you experience difficulties. Of course our customer support team will also be
quite happy to provide you with advice to ensure that your domain name is transferred quickly and easily.
If you have a .com.au domain name, we will submit the online delegation form to your Registrar
for you for free when we setup your account. If your domain name has been hosted
elsewhere then you will need to authorise the transfer. If authorisation is required, we
will provide you with the necessary instructions along with your account details after we
have setup your hosting account.
For other .au domain names we will provide you with the necessary name server information
when we send you your account details, so that you can then arrange the transfer of your
domain name yourself. Naturally if you have any difficulties in arranging the transfer
then help is available from the registrar concerned or from our customer service team.
Yes. Your site address can be setup as http://name.mydomain.com.
The advantage of this is that you do not have to pay domain name registration fees.
Yes, we can. We are not able to register or transfer these domain names for you but
we are happy to provide you with the technical details about your server so that you can
apply to register/transfer these domains yourself.
You can point extra domain names at the home page of your existing site on our servers as
long as the two domain names relate to identical site content. For example, you may
want to point you.net at you.com. There is a one-time setup fee for each additional
domain name pointed at your site in this manner. Please see our
for the cost of this "Domain Parking" facility. With the domain name parking facility
we map the extra domain name to your site, so that people can visit your site by pointing
their browser at the parked domain as well as the existing domain. Mail can also be
sent to the parked domain. For example, if you parked you.net on the you.com web
site then the two addresses email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org would be equivalent.
Please note that you may not point additional domain names at your site yourself, and
that the Domain Parking facility may not be used to effectively house more than one site
within a single hosting account. If you have more than one site then you would need
to purchase a separate hosting account for each one.
If you have further questions please email us to email@example.com