WebNameHost--The Big FAQ

This searchable FAQ has a large number of questions and answers on domains, hosting, web sites, eMail and related topics. This material has been collected through many years of web experience. Some are common questions appearing in a similar form on many host sites. Many are unique to this database. Use the Contact Page to advise of corrections, additional questions or answers we have missed.

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Q. Can I transfer an existing domain to your servers?

A. Yes, our registration services all have this capability for domains registered in most top level domains, and we can host any domain name, regardless of its top level designation. You have to adjust your nameservices at the registrar as well as put your files on our server.

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Q. Can you register/transfer a domain name for me?

A. Yes, but you had best handle that at one of our sister companies. If you really want us to handle it manually, we can, but have to charge a little more.

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Q. How do I transfer my domain to your servers?

A. In order to transfer your domain to our servers you need to have the primary and secondary name servers point to ours. Your account activation eMail will contain the nameserver information for the servers your account is on. We recommend you transfer your registration to one of our registration subsidiaries as well, but that is done separately.

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Q. How long do transfers take?

A. It may take several days for a domain transfer to be finalized, as there are confirmations and checks to ensure no one steals a domain from the registree of record.

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Q. How much does it cost to transfer my domain?

A. Transfers cost the same as an initial purchase, and include another year of registration. This means that any remaining time you have left on your current registration will be transferred and one year will be added to your current expiry date. Avoid any registrar that charges an extra "transfer" fee.

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Q. I already have a web site at www.yourdomain.com/~me. Can I point my domain at it?

A. Any registrar can do this. It is called URL Forwarding and you can set it up yourself at your domain registration service.

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Q. I am already reselling. Can I transfer to you?

A. Absolutely. We help every step of the way. Contact us to discuss your requirements.

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Q. What are the costs involved in switching my hosting to you?

A. We do not charge any transfer or setup fees.

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Q. What happens if my transfer is declined?

A. If for whatever reason we are unable to transfer your domain, your transaction will be reversed and your money refunded. This is automatic.

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Q. Why was my transfer request declined?

A. Transfers are declined if you do not authorize the eMail sent to your domain's Administrative Contact. If, for whatever reason, you do not have access to the eMail address listed as the Administrative Contact on your domain, you will have to contact your current registrar directly to authorize the release of your domain. They may also be declined if the domain is "locked" at the current registrar. Contact the registrar or reseller with whom you have the domain and get it unlocked. You may also need a transfer authorization "key" from them.

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Q. Won't my site be down if I change my web hosting provider?

A. No, your site will not be down, not even for one second, if you are careful. You upload your site to our servers and create all the necessary files and folders first. Then you change the nameservers at your registrar. As the new information propagates over 72 hours, some people will be viewing your site with the previous hosting company, and some will be viewing your site on the new server. However, after about 72 hours, most everyone in the world will have access to your site on our server and you will have switched over, not missing a minute of uptime. You may end up having to read your eMail at two different locations for a brief time, but you shouldn't lose any.

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