What is a domain name?
A domain name is a unique alpha-numeric name used to identify a particular computer (i.e. Web server or mail server) on the Internet.
Domain names allow Internet users to type in a name, such as mybrand.com, to identify a numeric address such as 184.108.40.206. The purpose of domain names is to allow ordinary users connected to the Internet to find Web sites and send email to addresses with familiar names such as "mybrand.com" or "FullDNS" without having to memorize the numerical addresses that actually locate the computers or servers on the Internet.
.COM, .NET and .ORG Domain Names:
Use only letters, numbers, or hyphen ("-") Cannot begin
or end with a hyphen Must have less than 63* characters, not including
.COM, .NET and .ORG * .com, .net and .org domain names exceeding a total
of 26 characters are supported by most web browsers. However, certain
web browsers, email programs and other Internet related applications
may not support domain names over 26 characters.
What is a Top Level Domain (TLD)?
A top level domain (TLD) is the suffix that is attached to the end of a domain name. For instance, in the domain name mybrand.com, ".com" is the TLD.
There are two types of top-level domains: global and country code. Global Top Level Domains (gTLD) were created to be used by the Internet public, while country code Top Level Domains (ccTLD) were created to be used by each individual country, as they deem necessary.
The global Top Level Domains are as follows:
FullDNS offers the .com, .net and .org global Top Level Domains.
What Top Level Domains (TLDs) does FullDNS offer for registration?
FullDNS is an ICANN accredited registrar for the .com, .net and .org domains. Names within these domains can be registered by clicking here.
How much does registering a domain name cost?
Domain registration costs should be displayed in the front page. You can register a domain name for up to 10 years.
What is my next to the web publishing after i register a domain name?
the domain name registration is just the first step towards the web publishing. you can have the domain name registered in one company (domain name registrar) and let the domain web site (web pages) hosted in a different company (web hosting service provider). the domain registrar company alone can not provide the web hosting (ip address resource) to you except let you to own/keep the domain name (the name string) for a period you registered. in summary, you need both for the web hosting (some customers may choose to register the domain name without the web hosting and have a default UNDER CONSTRUCTION page). that is why we provide FREE DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATION if our customers sign-up our web hosting starting from the Budget plan to simplify the process. The lowest web hosting plan we offer is just $2.95/month with at least 60Meg spaces. Please visit us at www.host-host.com for details.
How do I register a domain name with FullDNS?
The registration process is an easy five-step process that is completed online.
Note: A valid credit card is required to register your domain name through FullDNS
Step 1. Check for domain name availability. During this step, you will perform a WHOIS query to determine if the domain name you wish to register is available.
Step 2. Confirm intention to register. During this step, confirm that you wish to register the domain name you have chosen.
Step 3. Log in. During this step you will create a User Name and password 'profile' which is used to identify your account in FullDNS systems. If you are an existing user, you should enter the User Name and password you have created to identify your account.
Step 4. Fill in Contact Information. You must provide FullDNS with administrative and billing (payment) information to associate with your domain name registration. You must enter a valid credit card number and expiration date. Additionally, you must accept the term and condition of the registration.
Step 5. Review the information for accuracy.
Before you submit your registration for processing, you have the opportunity
to review the information you are submitting. If you confirm the order and your credit card
is accepted, you will receive a confirmation screen.
What do I need in order to register a domain name?
To register a domain name with FullDNS, you only need to specify the Contact Information and credit card billing information associated with your domain name. You do not need to specify a NIC handle, DNS server information or an IP Address; FullDNS will supply default DNS and IP Information for your domain name during the registration process, which can be edited at any time after the registration is complete. You can change your DNS at any time after registration.
How long does FullDNS's registration process take?
FullDNS's registration process should only take a few minutes to complete. .com, .net and .org domain names registered through FullDNS may take up to 72 hours, which is considered normal Internet propagation time, until they are accessible.
As a courtesy, your newly registered domain name will point to a generic "Coming Soon" Web page.
Is it possible for another person to register my domain name after I have registered it?
.com, .net and .org domain name availability is verified by FullDNS and other accredited registrars through the SRS (Shared Registration System), a universal database of available .com, net and .org domain names. This system prevents a domain name that is successfully registered through FullDNS from being registered through another domain name registration site.
What methods of payment does FullDNS accept?
A valid MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover card is currently the only means of payment accepted.
Once a domain name is registered, who is the legal registrant of the domain name?
When a domain name is registered, the "registrant" contracts the use of the domain name. However, there is no permanent registrant for any domain name. The "registrant" of a domain name is the original administrative contact listed at the time of registration, regardless of whether the administrative Contact Information has been changed since then. In other words, the registrant of a domain name is the individual whose name and Contact Information were initially associated with the username and password profile for the domain name.
If the administrative Contact Information has been changed
since the original registration, the most recent administrative Contact
Information entered will be visible in the WHOIS record. However,
this information may not be that of the actual registrant of the domain
Who do I contact for additional assistance?
If you have other questions or need information that is not contained above, click here.