Registration Process

How do I register a domain name with you?

The registration process is an easy process that is completed online.

Please Note: A valid credit card is required to register your domain name through us.

  1. Check for domain name availability. During this step, you will perform a WHOIS query to determine if the domain name you wish to register is available.
  2. Check domain name status. During this step, you may confirm that you wish to register the domain name you have chosen.
  3. Log in. During this step you will create a user name and password 'profile' which is used to identify your account in our system. If you are an existing user, you should enter the user name and password you have created to identify your account.
  4. Fill in contact information. You must provide us with administrative and organizational information to associate with your domain name registration.
  5. Review the information for accuracy. Before you submit your registration for processing, you have the opportunity to review the information you are submitting.
  6. Enter payment information and submit your request. During this step you must enter your credit card billing information and submit the registration for processing.

What do I need in order to register a domain name?

To register a domain name you only need to specify the contact information and credit card billing information associated with your domain name. You do not need to specify a NIC handle, or DNS server information or an IP Address.

How long does the registration process take?

Our registration process should only take a few minutes to complete. With .com, .net and .org domain names they may take up to 72 hours, which is considered normal Internet propagation time, until they are accessible.

cc-TLD's (Country Code Top Level Domains) - for example, .au, .uk, .za may take a few days until they are accessible on the Internet. Registration processing time is determined by the individual country's registry.

As a courtesy, your newly registered domain name will point to a generic "Coming Soon" web page.

Is it possible for another person to register my domain name after I have registered it?

.com, .net and .org domain name availability is verified by us and other accredited registrars through the SRS (Shared Registration System), a universal database of available .com, net and .org domain names.

This system prevents a domain name that is successfully registered through us from being registered through another domain name registration site.

.nz domain name availability is verified through a separate shared registry service.

What methods of payment do you accept?

A valid MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Diners Card card is currently the only means of payment accepted.

Note: If you are interested in purchasing a large number of domain names please email us and describe your needs. We may be able to able to negotiate on your behalf to secure lower registration costs from the registries.

What can I do with my domain name once it is registered?

You can use your newly registered domain name to sign up for email services web hosting services, register domain name servers or create a name for an email server. These Free Features are also availble with Domain Names. Alternatively, you are not required to do anything with your domain name.

Once a domain name is registered, who is the legal owner of the domain name?

When a domain name is registered, the "owner" contracts the use of the domain name. However, there is no permanent registrant for any domain name. The "owner" of a domain name is the original administrative contact listed at the time of registration, regardless of whether the administrative contact information has been changed since then. In other words, the owner of a domain name is the individual whose name and contact information were initially associated with the username and password profile for the domain name.

If the administrative contact information has been changed since the original registration, the most recent administrative contact information entered will be visible in the WHOIS record. However, this information may not be that of the actual owner of the domain name.