Domain Name Registration
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 

 


What is a domain name?
A domain name is the essence of your company's online identity. It is the address your customers use to find information about your products and services on the web. Domain names (also URL) allow Internet users to type in a name, such as
MyName.com (or ... .net, or ... .org) to identify a numeric Internet Protocol (IP) address such as 212.72.176.38. The purpose of domain names is to allow users connected to the Internet the ability to find web sites without having to memorize the long, numerical (IP) addresses that actually locate the computers or servers on the Internet.

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Why are your fees so low?
Our system is completely automated; this cuts down on the man power it would normally take to provide such a service. The domain registration market is wide open to companies like cPanel-Host.com, and since the competition is fierce, we decided to minimize our profits in web hosting and domain name registration per customer to attract a large number of customers and to function as a wholesale domain name registry service. Our commitment to low prices reflects both volume savings, as well as the efficiency of our leading-edge automated technology.

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What does it mean to "register" a domain name?
There is a central registry of all domain names on the Internet. For your domain name to become a part of the registry, your domain name needs to be added to that registry. "Registering" a domain name means you are associated with that domain name for the period of the registration. "Registering" a name means you own it, and no one else can register that exact same name!

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Who should register a domain name?
Anyone thinking about establishing a presence on the Internet should register a domain name. You don't have to utilize it right away, but you can reserve it for your future use. Domains are being registered at the rate of more than several hundred thousand per month - they go quickly!

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How long does the registration process take?
The application process should only take a few minutes to complete. All registrations take place in real time - once your application has been processed and approved, your name is registered.

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Is it possible for someone to register my domain name after I have registered it?
The availability of .com, .net and .org domain names is verified through a central registry system. This system prevents a domain name that is successfully registered from being registered by another person or entity. Our registration and processing system updates the central registry in real time.

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What methods of payment does cPanel-Host accept?
We accept all major credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover.

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If a domain name is already registered, can I find out who owns the name?
Yes. If you check the availability of a domain name and it is already registered, click on the box: "Show Registrant Information". This will display the contact information associated with a registered domain name.

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I've got my domain name, now what?
There are many things you can do with your new domain. Some people want to build a website for their corporate or personal use. If that is the case, you might want to host your site with us (but you can also host it with any other web host). Contact your web host, and get their Domain Name Server Info (DNS Info .. if hosting with us, the DNS already points to our servers). You can have the new DNS info put into your domain by clicking on the "Manage Your Domain" link. The domain will then transfer to your new web host in 12-48 hours. Others want to do email addresses. Again, get the DNS info of your ISP. You can have them set up mailboxes to route from your domain being hosted on their web servers. Some just want to resell their domain name. In that case, you may certainly sell your new domain to whomever you like. You may transfer your domain to a new buyer by using our "Transfer of Ownership" form in the "Manage Your Domain" section.

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I own a new domain, but when I type it into my browser, nothing comes up.
Again, a domain name is not a website, just a web address for a website. If you want your new domain to be a web address for a website for your corporate or personal use, you must contact a web design/hosting company. Once they have a website ready for you, we can have your new domain hosted by their servers. Contact your web host, and get their Domain Name Server Info (DNS Info). You can have the new DNS info put into your domain by clicking on the "Manage Your Domain" link. The domain will then transfer to your new web host in 24-48 hours. If you already have a website, and registered a new domain for it, be aware that some hosting companies do not accept a domain being hosted on their host servers (members.abigisp.com/your-abigisp-site~template1765, for example) Also, it may take a few days for the routing to propagate to your new host on an acceptable server.

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