1. What is a domain name?
Basically, a domain name is the name that represents the numeric identity (IP Address) of your website's server. The IP (Internet Protocol) address is a unique series of four numbers that identifies computers.
2. What is DNS?
The Domain Name System is the database of internet names and addresses. It is located on a distributed global network of computers that registers and identifies computers so that they can communicate with each other. The DNS system makes the internet possible. All websites and email addresses use DNS.
3. How does DNS work?
There is a network of root nameservers responsible for categorizing names, addresses and ownership of domain names. Simply put, when you register your domain name, the registrar sends your information to the root servers which provide it when requested by internet browsers.
4. How do I register my domain name?
First go to the domain registration page and check to see whether your name is available. Then enter your contact and billing information and you're done.
5. What happens next?
Once you register the name, we send your information to the root nameservers. Then that information has to propagate throughout the internet. At that point everyone can access your site.
6. How long does it take for the domain to become active?
We update our clients information twice a day at 12AM and 12PM. Try to send your information an hour prior to that time if you want to be included in the next batch. After that it usually takes three or four hours for the information to become available to our nameservers. It may, however take 24 to 48 hours for all internet nameservers to recognize your name.
7. Can I change my contact and nameserver information after registration?
Yes. Our website provides a simple user interface for our clients to change their domain information. You can do so at any time and as often as you like.
8. Can I transfer my domain to another registrar later?
Yes. You can transfer your domain wherever you want. We never charge our clients to transfer their domains away from us. However you must wait sixty days after initially registering the name. Rules governing internet domain names state that no new domains can be transferred for sixty days.