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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

More FAQs about Domains

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How long can a domain name can be and are there any restrictions?

 

A domain name can have a maximum of 67 characters including the extension (TLD) (.com, .net, .org). A domain name can contain numbers 0 through 9, letters a through z or dashes (-). Domain names are case insensitive, i.e., myDomain.com and MyDomain.com are one and same. Domain name cannot start or end with a dash (-). Register your website now

Q.

Will my name and contact information be publicly available?

 

Yes. Information about the registrant and people who is responsible to manage, billing and administration is publicly available to allow rapid resolution of technical problems and to permit enforcement of consumer protection, trademark and other laws. This information is available to the public through the WHOIS service.

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What if the domain name I want to use is already taken?

 

You can choose an alternative domain name, or same name with different TLD/ extension, for example, if myDomain.com is not available, you can register myDomain.net if available, or wait until the current one expires (not recommended) or if you feel that you have a right to the unavailable domain name, you could follow the domain dispute policy and try to acquire that particular domain name. Check the website availability and register your website now

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How long does it take to register a domain name?

 

The domain registration is completed as soon as we receive the completed registration form and payment. The registration process takes few minutes. A confirmation email is sent to the domain name's administrative and billing contacts with the details of the domain registration.

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How do I renew my domain registration?

 

If we are the Registrar for your domain name, you can renew and extend the registration term for your domain at anytime by logging into the Domain Control Panel. Domains can be renewed and extended for periods from 1 to 10 years except any .IN TLD which can be registered or renewed 5 years at a time. Transfer and renew your website now

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How do I modify an existing domain name record?

 

You can update contact names for administrative contact, billing contact or technical contact, the registrant address, eMail address, phone number and fax number from your Domain Control Panel and at any time.

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My domain name is about to expire. How do I renew it?

 

If you had registered your domain name through our company, you may renew it through your control panel or speak to the account executive. If had you registered your domain through one of our reseller, please speak to them. Transfer and Renew your website now

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How do I transfer from my current Registrar to your company?

 

Once you let us know the domain name to transfer and pay the transfer fee, we will initiate the transfer process, which will send an email to the current admin contact as listed in the WHOIS. You need to approve the transfer. In the next 24-48 hours, you may receive another email from your current registrar asking you to approve the transfer. Some registrars just notify you about the transfer and do not need your approval. It may take about a week for the actual transfer to take place. When you transfer a domain, it is automatically renewed by 1 year. Note that, you will not be able to transfer a domain up to 60 days from the date of registration. Similarly, if you transfer the domain within 45 days after renewing it, your current renewal is cancelled and you will get only 1 year of renewal that you normally get from the us. If you transfer after 45 days of the renewal, you will retain that renewal that you have done and you get 1 year renewal from us as usual. Transfer and Renew your website now

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How do I cancel my domain name?

 

If you cancel it with in one hour of registration, we will be able to cancel and refund partial domain registration fee after deducting cancellation charges and credit card processing charges if any. If you want to cancel the registered domain name after one hour of registration, it can not be cancelled since registries do not allow cancellations with a refund. If you no longer want your domain name, we suggest that you attempt to sell your domain name through a domain name broker or give your domain name to an interested party or leave it without renewing it.

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How do I change my domain name server (DNS) information?

 

If your domain name is registered through with us, you can login to your account manager via the Domain Mangement link to modify the name server information for your domain name at any time.

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How often is WHOIS information updated?

 

As soon as you change the information, we send the request to the WHOIS database instantly, however, it may take some time to reflect in WHOIS database. For .COM domains, it may take about 6 hours and it varies for other TLDs.

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I already have a web site. How can I get my domain name to point to my web site?

 

You need to set the 'A' record of your new website to the same IP address as the existing website and either send a request to the existing website hosting company to point the new website to the existing website OR you can do it your self in the website hosting control panel. If we have designed your website and hosting it, we can do all of those tasks for you. Register a new website and point to your existing website now

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I have misspelled my domain name. How do I go about getting it corrected?

 

Unfortunately, once a domain name is registered, it can not be altered, including spelling corrections. An alternative is to register the correctly spelled domain name and forward the incorrect one to your correct one. This will allow your customers can still find you even if they make the same mistake. Find variations of your website name and register many domains in few simple steps

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