Domain Name FAQ

  1. What is involved in registering a new domain name?
  2. How do I transfer an existing domain name?
  3. What extensions can I register?
  4. Who can I contact regarding domain name billing?
  5. Can I register a domain name without using your hosting service?
  6. What is propogation?
1.
What is involved in registering a new domain name?
To register a new domain name, please visit http://www.866GetDomains.com. You will then be able to search and secure the Domain Name you require (assuming that it is available to be registered). You will be required to enter Administrative, Technical and Billing contact information, which includes full mailing address, telephone number and valid email address. NOTE: Maintaining your domain record is critical, so we offer you an easy-to-use web based domain management tools accessible via your username and password to ensure that you are able to manage your domains yourself.
2.
How do I transfer an existing domain name?
Transferring your domain name(s) from any registrar to 866GetDomains is easy. Please email or telephone us toll-free to initiate a Domain Name transfer request.
3.
What extensions can I register?

We are pleased to provide domain management services for the following extensions:

.com / .net / .org => Available worldwide
.ca => Available to Canadian citizens only
.info / .biz / .tv => Available worldwide
.us => Available to US citizens only

For more information, please visit http://www.866GetDomains.com

4.
Who can I contact regarding domain name billing?
For any domain management issues, including billing, general questions, comments or assistance, please direct them to DomainSupport@866GetHost.com
5.
Can I register a domain name without using your hosting service?

YES! 866GetHost.com is pleased to offer complete domain management services. These include FREE web and email forwarding and complete control over your own domain name(s) via username/password.

6.
What is propogation?
When a visitor types your domain name into their Web browser, their request is referred to a nameserver that indicates the physical location (the IP address) of your domain on the Internet. When your site location changes to a new IP address, or when a new domain name is added, nameservers around the world must be notified of the change. This process is referred to as propagation.

Propagation normally requires 48-72 hours. During this period, if you are transferring your domain, some nameservers will refer to the old location of your site and some to the new location. Therefore, a visitor accessing your site may be directed to either the old or new location. If some visitors are still being directed to your old site location after 72 hours have elapsed, you should contact your previous Internet Presence Provider and request them to update their DNS and delete your domain from their servers. Once this has been done, and this change has been completely propagated, the transfer to your new location will be complete.