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Domain Name Questions

  • Where should I register my domain name?
  • Why can't I create sub-domains?
  • Who owns the domain name if I purchased it through you?
  • How long does it take before my domain name is active?
  • What is a NIC handle?
  • Will I be able to access my domain name with or without the 'www.'?
  • Can I have additional domain names pointed to a subdirectory on my account?
  • What kind of domain TLD's can you initiate domain modification requests for?
  • How do I contact InterNIC?
  • Who is InterNIC?
  • Can I have multiple domain names pointed to my current website?
  • What is a domain name?


    Where should I register my domain name?
    We recommend you visit the following sites.

    http://www.networksolutions.com/
    http://www.stargateinc.com/
    http://www.register.com/
    http://www.dotster.com/
    http://www.000domains.com/

    Why can't I create sub-domains?
    If you receive an error when creating sub-domains, open a ticket and request for sub-domains to be enabled.

    NOTE: If your domain is not pointing to our nameserver and is still in the progress of been transferred, you CANNOT create sub-domains. You will have to wait until your domain has fully propagated before you can create sub-domains.

    Who owns the domain name if I purchased it through you?
    The domain name is yours completely. If you do decide to not use us as your web host, you can still take the domain name with you to a new web host.

    How long does it take before my domain name is active?
    It usually takes about 24-72 hours before it is visible to all users of the Internet. All Internet providers must update their records (DNS tables) to reflect new site locations. This process is called propagation.

    What is a NIC handle?
    Every entity registered with InterNIC has a NIC handle. You can use the same NIC handle as the contact for several domains. This way, if you make a change to the NIC handle (i.e., the e-mail address), all domains using that NIC handle will be updated as well.

    Will I be able to access my domain name with or without the 'www.'?
    Yes, you will be able to access the domain name with or without the 'www.' in front. For example, you can access the domain name "mydomain.com" by going to "www.mydomain.com" as well as "mydomain.com".

    Can I have additional domain names pointed to a subdirectory on my account?
    We can not point the second domain name to a different folder in your main account. Our domain name pointing service will point the second domain name to the same directory of the main website. We do not offer multiple domain name hosting under one package unless stated.

    What kind of domain TLD's can you initiate domain modification requests for?
    At this time, we can only initiate domain modification requests for domains ending in;
    .com
    .net
    .org

    Also, ONLY domains with the above TLD and registered via NetworkSolutions.com are we able to initiate domain modification requests to get your domain delegated to our name servers.

    How do I contact InterNIC?
    URL: http://www.internic.net

    Who is InterNIC?
    The InterNIC is an independent organization who, until a few years ago, was the only domain name registar. As a result, 90% of all domain names were registered through them. Many other companies can now register domain names. These include Register.com, Bulkregister.com, Tucows, etc.

    Can I have multiple domain names pointed to my current website?
    Yes, we can point additional domain names to your main account.

    What is a domain name?
    A domain name is your address on the Internet. It is linked to a numerical address called an IP address (e.g., 211.225.471.38). The Internet uses Internet Protocol (IP) numbers to locate other computers. Internet users would typically have a hard time remembering these long strings of numbers to find sites. Domain names were developed to allow users to name these (IP) addresses with easy to remember names or phrases.




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