What Is The Procedure For A New Domain?
When an account is activated with a new domain name, we will
automatically setup your domain name on our web server & DNS servers.
Network Solutions charges a domain name fee, however to register through us is
free. Be sure to use your company/your contact for administration and billing
information. Payment must be made by credit card at the time of purchase. If you
wish to pre-register your domain name the URL is:
What does it mean to "register" a domain name?
The Internet domain name system (DNS) consists of a directory,
organized hierarchically, of all the domain names and their registered
companies and persons. In order for visitors to access your site on the
Internet, you must select a unique domain name and register it with an
accredited domain name registrar. When you register a domain name, it
will be associated with the the Internet you designate during the period
the registration is in effect. Final Host offers domain
Will my name and contact information be publicly available?
Yes. Information about who is responsible for domain names
is publicly available to allow rapid resolution of technical
problems and to permit enforcement of consumer protection,
trademark, and other laws. The registrar will make this
information available to the public on a "Whois"
When do I have to pay for my domain name?
Before your domain name becomes active, you must provide a credit
card number. This requirement enhances the availability of domain names
by preventing them from being tied up by persons not intending to pay
Can I change registrars after registering a domain name?
Yes, you may change the registrar sponsoring your domain name at any
time more than sixty days after initial registration. For details on the
transfer process, contact the registrar you would like to assume
sponsorship of the registration.
How can I transfer an existing domain name?
IIf you are leaving your registration with your current registrar but want
to move your domain to Final Host and use our Web hosting services, you will
need to change your current nameserver information to Final Host information.
You can log on to your registrar's systems and transfer the domain name
yourself using the user name and password they assigned you.
Log in to your registrar's site using the user name and password they provided
you and change your current nameserver information to Final Host nameserver
information. You can find your Final Host nameserver information here.
Can I access my domain name with & without the WWW?
Yes, you will be able to access the domain name with or without
the WWW in front. For example, you can access your site by going to "www.your-domain.com"
as well as "your-domain.com".
How do I register NON-US domains?
Although Final Host welcomes and currently hosts many international domains, we do not register international domains. Although the process may vary slightly from country to country, there are several basic steps you should take to register an international domain name.
First, check with the appropriate domain registration agency to verify that your new domain name is available.
Second, check to see whether the domain registration agency for your country requires an account to be created on Final Host servers before they will proceed with the domain registration procedure.
If so, submit your order to Final Host before requesting the registration of your domain name. We will then email to you important information about your account, including your Web address (IP address) and information about nameservers and their Internet addresses. This is the information typically required by your country's domain registration agency to register the domain.
You should wait 48 to 72 hours between receipt of your order confirmation from Final Host and submission of your domain registration request in order to allow time for the nameserver information to propagate.
Here are a few International domain registrars:
Asian Pacific Region
RIPE - Europe
What is propagation?
When visitors type your domain name into their Web browsers, 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 you deploy a new site with a new domain name,
nameservers around the world must be notified of the change. This process of
notification is referred to as propagation.
Propagation typically takes 24 to 48 hours. During this time, if you are
transferring your domain, some nameservers will still refer to your site’s
old location while nameservers that have already been notified of the change
will refer to the new location. As a result, visitors accessing your site may
be directed to either the old or new location, depending upon which nameserver
they connect to.
If some visitors are still being directed to your old site location after 48
hours have elapsed, you should contact your previous Internet Presence
Provider and request that they 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.
If your site is new, your site may not be recognized by all nameservers until
the propagation period has completed.
During the propagation period, you will need to use your Temporary URL
to upload files and view your site. You temporary URL will be assigned
to you after you have ordered.
Someone has registered my company's name as their domain name, what's the process for resolving my complaint?
All ICANN-accredited registrars follow a uniform dispute resolution
policy. Under that policy, disputes over entitlement to a domain-name
registration are ordinarily resolved by court litigation between the parties
claiming rights to the registration. Once the court rules who is entitled to
the registration, the registrar will implement that ruling. In disputes
arising from registrations allegedly made abusively (such as "cybersquatting"
and cyberpiracy"), the uniform policy provides an expedited
administrative procedure to allow the dispute to be resolved without the
cost and delays often encountered in court litigation. In these cases, you
can invoke the administrative procedure by filing a complaint with one of
the dispute-resolution service providers listed at http://www.icann.org/udrp/approved-providers.htm.
For more details on the uniform dispute resolution policy, see http://www.icann.org/udrp/udrp.htm.
Someone is already using the domain name I want. Is there anything I can do?
Once a domain name is registered, it belongs to the person or company that
registered it. If you are really interested in having a domain name that is
already registered to someone else, you can contact the owner of the domain
name to find out if the name is for sale or you can wait for the registration
Can I have more than one name? Can they both point to the same website?
You can have as many domain names as you like. You can have each domain name
point to a different site, or you can have multiple domain names point to the
same website (but not to different pages within the same website). Many
companies register several domain names and have them all point to the same
central Web site. This is known as a “domain alias.”
Registering multiple domain names for the same site not only brings the
largest draw to your site but it also can prevent competitors from poaching
your potential customers. When picking multiple domain names—or
aliases—for the same site, consider variations of your name such as common
misspellings as well as both singular and plural versions of the name.
I want to reserve my name, but I'm not ready for my
site, what are my options?
You have a number of different options. If you think you may want to get your
site up and running in the near future, you can go ahead and register your
name and sign up for a hosting plan now. You will receive a parking page that
all your site's visitors will see until you are ready to publish your site.
If you think it may be a while before you are ready to publish your site,
or if you want to reserve your name "just in case," you can select a
plan that offers only domain name registration. With this plan, your domain is
registered so that no one else can use it, but you do not have to pay for a
complete Web hosting plan. This is sometimes referred to as
"parking" your domain. You can also select a domain name
registration plan that provides you with several email accounts as in our web-based
email plan. If you decide you want to go ahead and publish a Web site
later, you can quickly upgrade your plan. If you are already a client go to http://members.finalhost.com
to park your new name automatically.
How can I avoid downtime while waiting for name propagation?
While waiting for the new nameserver information to propagate throughout the Internet, we recommend maintaining your site at your current host to avoid down time for your site. During this time, you can use the temporary Web address (URL) that we gave you to mirror your Web site on Final Host servers until the transfer is complete.
If your site is new, you can use your temporary URL to begin publishing your Web site while you wait for the propagation period to complete.
My site's not showing up when I type in my domain name. What’s wrong?
If you have recently set up your account, this probably means that your domain name has not been propagated to all of the possible domain nameservers.
Test your domain by typing your temporary Web address in a Web browser. If you can access your site using the temporary Web address (URL), wait a day or two for the propagation period to complete. If after 48 hours the domain name still does not resolve correctly, contact Final Host support at
You should also check that you have given your home page a valid file name (such as index.htm or default.htm) and that you uploaded the files to the correct directory. For more information on these types of problems,
please select from the index menu regarding, Publishing Your Web Site
FAQ or members refer to http://members.finalhost.com/support-help.asp
My registrar requires that I go online to transfer my domain. What information do I need to give them?
You will need to provide your current registrar with Final Host nameserver information. You can find your Final Host nameserver information by reading our
"how to transfer your website" file.