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A Guide to Domain Name Registration

 

How do I register my domain name?
DomainPurpose.com can register domain names ending with .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz, .name, .us, .ca and more. Simply enter your desired domain name into our Smart Domain Search Box located at the top of all pages, and click go.

 

How long can a domain name be and what are the restrictions?
A domain name can have a maximum of 67 characters including the extension (.com, .net, .org). A domain name can contain numbers (0-9), letters (a-z) or dashes (-). A domain name cannot start or end with a dash (-). A domain name cannot have characters such as (! @#$%&? ~: _).

 

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. This information is available to the public through DomainPeople's whois service.

 

What if the domain name I want to use is already taken?
You can choose an alternative domain name, or if you feel that you have a right to the unavailable domain name, you could follow the domain dispute policy and try to acquire that particular domain name.

 

How long does it take to register a domain name?
The domain registration is completed as soon as DomainPeople receives the completed registration form and payment. The registration process takes minutes. A confirmation e-mail is sent to the domain name's administrative and billing contacts with the details of the domain registration.

NOTE: The zone files, which make the Internet work, are updated twice daily, 7 days a week, beginning at 5:00 am and 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. Requests received and completed by these times will be included in the next zone file update. However, your newly created/modified record may not be visible in the whois database for 24-48 hours from the time of the zone file is updated.

 

How do I sell/give/transfer ownership of my domain name to another person/company?
Please download the correct form for your domain name and copy the form onto the company letterhead or personal stationary of the registrant. The form must be notarized and then mailed or couriered to us at the following address, along with the 35$ fee:

Attn: Registrant Name Change Department
1440-555 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 4N6
Canada
Download in .pdf format: .com, .org, .net transfers .ca transfers

 

How much does a domain registration cost?
Domain name registration fee is $24.95 USD per domain name, per year. This includes a free web page, e-mail forwarding, domain forwarding, url forwarding, customizable dns and 24/7 customer support.

 

How do I renew my domain registration?
If DomainPurpose.com is the Registrar for your domain name, you can renew and extend the registration term for your domain at anytime by clicking here or by using our “renew Domain” link located through out this web site. Domains can be renewed and extended for periods from 1 to 10 years.

 

How do I modify an existing domain name record?
You can update contact names for administrative contact, billing contact or technical contact, the registrant address, e-mail address, phone number and fax number by logging into your account manager.

 

My domain name is about to expire. How do I renew it?
If you registered your domain name through DomainPurpose.com, you may renew it through your Account Manager using the Client Login or click here to renew your domain.

That said, if you have not renewed your domain name 1 to 90 days prior to expiration, we will contact you with a reminder notice and a renewal link will be placed on our web site at the client login area.

 

How do I transfer from my current Registrar to DomainPeople via DomainPurpose.com?
Transfer your domain to DomainPeople using our automated Registrar Transfer Form and take advantage of our uninterrupted service, 24/7 technical support, and dynamic web site. For $24.95 USD (a $10 savings), you receive an additional year of domain name registration added to your current term.

 

How do I transfer multiple domain names from my current Registrar to DomainPeople via DomainPurpose.com?
You may transfer multiple domains one at a time using our Automated Registrar Transfer Form. Domain Transfers are $24.95 USD per transfer, which includes a one-year registration added to your current remaining registration term.

 

How do I cancel my domain name?
Since our governing body does not allow cancellations with a refund, we cannot offer them to our clients.

If you no longer want your domain name, we suggest that you attempt to sell your domain name through a domain name broker (do a search for "domain name broker" on any search engine) or give your domain name to an interested party.

 

How do I change my domain name server (DNS) information?
If your domain name is registered through DomainPurpose.com, you can login to your account manager to modify the name server information for your domain name at any time. DNS information is processed at 5:00 am and 5:00 pm. Eastern Standard Time.

 

I did a whois search. Why do I only see DomainPeople's information?
A global whois search will reveal the Registrar of the name and the name server(s). Registrars are responsible for maintaining the customer contact information for each domain name they register. If you want contact information about the Registrant of a domain name, you must check out the whois database at the Registrar.

 

How often does DomainPeople update its whois information?
Our whois is one of the most frequently updated databases of all Registrars. Our system updates every half-hour on the hour. Checking your registrations is a quick and easy process through the whois database.

 

I already have a web site. How can I get my domain name to point to my web site?
With every domain registered, you receive domain and e-mail forwarding. Please see our domain forwarding FAQs for details.

 

I have misspelled my domain name. How do I go about getting it corrected?
Unfortunately, once a domain name is registered, it can not be altered, including spelling corrections. An alternative is to register the correctly spelled domain name and forward the incorrect one to your correct one. This will allow your customers can still find you even if they make the same mistake.

 

When I register my domain name with DomainPurpose.com, who actually owns it?
Unlike some Registrars, when you register your domain name with DomainPurpose.com, the Registrant that you listed on the order form is considered the legal holder of the domain name for the duration of the current registration term. DomainPurpose,com has no interest in owning your domain name(s). If we wanted them, we would have registered them already!

 

Do I have to have a web page now that I have a domain name?
Domain name registration is simply a name reservation service, and you are not required to do anything with your domain name. You may wish to simply reserve it, forward e-mail through it, or construct a web site. It is completely up to you.

 

Who do I contact about the charges for my domain name?
Please e-mail DomainPeople's billing department: billing@domainpeople.com

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