How Do I Register A Domain With Hostwinds?

To register a domain with us, the first step would be to go Hostwinds.com  and then from the Services drop-down, select the Domains option

 

 

On the next page, there will be the option to search the availability and pricing of a domain

 

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You can Transfer A domain with Hostwinds by selecting Transfer in a Domain on the left-hand-side column under Actions.

 

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If registering a new domain name, type in the domain name desired along with the TLD (.com, .net, .info, .bizz, .family, ect) and then click the green Search button. This will then update the page showing the availability of the domain as well as other TLD options for the domain name and their prices. If the domain is available, results similar to what is shown below will display with the option to Add to Cart.  Once ready to proceed to the checkout page, select 

 

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After clicking the Checkout button, the next page will give the option to get ID Protection (sometimes called WhoisGuard or Domain Privacy) by checking the box pictured below. Checking this box will add ID Protection to the order and is highly recommended.

 

 

There will also be the option to change the default Nameservers to allow for the domain to be pointed to any server of your choice.

 

Proceeding from there will bring up the checkout page which will allow for contact info and a payment method to be added. Once that information is filled out, ensure that the “I have read and agree to the Terms of Service” box is checked and then click the “Complete Order” button as pictured below:

 

 

Once done, your domain registration can take 24-48 hours to register the domain, but typically will take much less time.

 

ICANN RAA regulations do require that the following valid contact information be supplied in order to register a new domain:

  • The Registrant’s full name
  • The Registrant’s full address,  including street number and street name
  • The City
  • The State/Region
  • The zip/postal code
  • The Registrant’s phone number

 

If this information is not included, we will not be able to register the domain.

 

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