How to Register a Domain

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Registering a domain can be a relatively simple process if you follow a few guidelines. In this article, we’ll go over some of the most common mistakes you can make. The process will take less than 30 minutes, but it might take up to 72 hours to get it working. For this reason, you should update the registrant contact information if your ownership changes. The registrant contact information will serve as the administrative, technical, and billing contact for the domain. To change your information, expand the Contact information component and click Edit.

If you don’t want to risk your domain’s expiry date, you can cancel it before it expires. However, if you don’t renew, you risk losing it for good. Once the domain expires, you’ll have to pay an $80 redemption fee, and someone else could register the domain instead. To avoid this, you can set your domain to automatically renew itself. To enable auto-renew, go to Upgrades – Domains and select the toggle under Auto-renew. Once you’ve enabled the option, save your payment information.

After contacting your current registrar and obtaining an authentication code, you’ll need to follow a few steps to make the transfer successful. First, you’ll need to verify your email address and whois admin contact information. You’ll need to wait about 12 to 24 hours for the updated information to propagate. Then, you’ll need to contact your new registrar to transfer your domain name. You can also update the contact information on your domain server.