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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a domain name?
A domain name, a series of textual characters that identifies a specific IP address, uniquely identifies a website on the Internet. Domain names locate businesses, organizations, or other entities on the Internet. Domain names are easy to remember, easy to type alternatives to obscure URL's that you receive with free website hosting services. Using a domain name allows you to receive more visitors, less bounced emails, and the chance to make a lasting impression on the Web.

A great benefit of using your domain name is that regardless of how many times you change your access provider, your Email and website address will always remain the same.

Why and when were domain names introduced?
In the beginning there were IP addresses - long, cumbersome strings of numbers that represented computers on the Internet. You had to remember that a string of numbers, such as, would take you to a particular website. In 1984, a system was introduced known as DNS (Domain Name System), which translates easy to remember words and phrases (domain names) into IP addresses, saving us the trouble of memorizing all those numbers.
Do I need a domain name to have a website?
While a domain name is not necessary to have a website, it is recommended. Whether you are creating a family website or a business website, having a domain name allows your site to be more easily found and remembered.
I don't have a website yet, why should I register a domain now?
Domain names are going at the rate of more than 200,000 a month. Registering your domain name now ensures your ownership of the domain name that may not otherwise be available when you want it. Once registered, that domain name is yours (provided that the registration and renewal fees are paid each year). You can hold onto it, use it, sell it or lease it. DomainIt will store your domain name on our servers free of charge until you are ready to do something with it.
How can I find out if the domain name I want is still available?
DomainIt provides a domain name search engine that can instantly tell you whether or not the name is available. If a domain name is available, you will be given the option to register it. If a domain name is already registered, we offer the option to backorder the domain name, giving you a chance at purchasing it when it expires.
What type of domain names can I register at DomainIt?
You can currently register .com, .net, .org, .biz, and .us domain names at DomainIt.
How do I transfer a domain name?
It's easy to transfer your domain name to DomainIt. Simply go to our transfer page and enter the domain names that you wish to transfer.
How long does it take to transfer a domain name?

Transfers are generally completed within 2-3 days.

What is website hosting?

Website hosting is a service that allows you to upload and store your site's HTML documents and related files on our web server. Our server then makes the files available on the Internet for viewing by the public.

How do I pick a hosting plan?

When picking a website hosting plan, you need to have an idea of what you want to do with your website, plus factor in a bit of room for growth. Is your website large or are you hosting a large number of images and/or videos? If so, you need a package with a larger disk space allocation. Do you expect to receive high volumes of traffic to your website? If so, you need a package that gives you more bandwidth. Do you need CGI, PHP, and MYSQL functionalities? If so, select the plan that includes these features.

How do I update my website?

To update your website, you will need an FTP program. There are several great free programs available online, such as CuteFTP and WS_FTP. If you already have an FTP program, you simply FTP into your account and upload your new or updated html files.

It's also possible to upload your files using FTP via your browser. Simply type the following address into your browser and it will ask you for the login info: ftp://ftp.yourdomain.com/yourdomain.com. Enter your login details and you're ready to upload!

How do I renew my account?

Your hosting account will be renewed automatically on a monthly basis, or you can log in to your MyAccount area to submit a renewal. For all accounts other than monthly billing you will be sent reminder emails. If you have any questions about your renewal, please contact us.

How do I login to my hosting control panel?

You can login to your website hosting control panel here.