Frequently Asked Questions

Domain Name Basics Articles

What does it mean to park a domain name?

When you park a domain name you're reserving your registered domain until you have...

Why is my newly-registered .ws domain displaying a third-party advertisement?

The .ws registry displays third-party advertisements on all new .ws domains during the...

How do domain names work?

A domain name works like an address forwarding service. All of your Web site content...

Can I register a domain without having a hosting provider yet?

Yes, you can register as many domain names as you'd like and choose to have them...

I just registered a new domain name. How long until I can use it?

New domains and changes to domains may take up to 4-8 hours for .COM and .NET domains...

How can you charge so much less for domain registration than other registrars?

We do not purchase domains through Network Solutions, Register.com or any other...

What is a second-level domain (SLD)?

Located immediately to the left of the dot (" . "), the second-level domain...

Checking if a Domain Name is Available

To get started, you need to check if the domain name you want is available. To...

What do I do with my domain once it's been registered?

Besides setting up your Web site, there are a number of things you can do with your...

Can I change a domain name or get a refund if I misspelled it when I ordered it?

Unfortunately, we are unable to change or edit the spelling of a domain name after it...

Why should I register more than one domain name?

If you're thinking about registering more than one domain name, you've got the right...

If I register a domain from you, will I be listed as its registrant?

Any public domain registration that you register through us will have your name as the...

What is a domain name?

A domain name is a Web address, such as coolexample.com, that is linked to an IP...

Unparking (Activating) Your Domain Name                

Once you determine which hosting provider you will use, you must change the name...