Domains

How To Register Your Custom Nameservers at GoDaddy

Hostwinds provides you with default nameservers for both your shared hosting and VPS/Dedicated server solutions. These are automatically registered with our registrar and valid working nameservers. At times, remote registrars such as GoDaddy have issues allowing these nameservers to be assigned to your domains that you have registered there. This is an issue on their…

Hostwinds Domain Management Section

Hostwinds makes it easy to manage any of your domains that you have registered with us.  To navigate to your domains, log into Hostwinds > Domains > and select “My Domains”.     Once you have navigated to your “My Domains” section, select the domain you wish to manage by clicking on the wrench.  …

Hostwinds My Domains Section

Hostwinds My Domain section can be found by logging into your Hostwinds account > Domains > My Domains.     Navigating here will show a list of all domains your account ever registered with Hostwinds.     If you have many domains to sift through, the Domain Section provides the ability to organize domains by…

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 of and register a new domain name or to Transfer an already owned domain name, from an old host to…

How to edit nameservers at Hostwinds

Please note, you will need to have a registered domain with Hostwinds to follow along with these instructions.  If you already own a domain that is registered elsewhere, you will need to log into that registrar to make the similar changes with your domain name registrar.  If you do not own a domain, you can…

How Do I Transfer My Domain To You

Current Clients Transfer your domain from your current registrar to Hostwinds by performing the following steps: While logged into your client area, navigate to https://clients.hostwinds.com/cart.php?a=add&domain=transfer Make sure the contact information for your domain is correct – This is very important as the transfer may fail if the contact information is incorrect If you have private…

What is Domain ID Protection

Domain ID Protection is a service that “masks” the contact details of the domain registrant/owner from services that provide publicly available WHOIS information. We highly suggest to add this service when registering your domain name with Hostwinds to protect your personal information and privacy. Typically sites that offer a free WHOIS lookup like the ones…

Unregistered Domains Tool

Hostwinds tool to quickly register unregistered domains, and transfer existing domains to Hostwinds that are not presently with us, can be found in your client area under Domains -> Unregistered Domains. Having your domains registered and controlled on the same Host that your hosting account is with, is not required, but makes management and control far…

What Does it Mean When My Domain is Expired?

Typically this means that the domain was not paid for before the expiry date. When this happens the domain immediately becomes inactive and services attached to it such as websites and or email will cease to function.   If I pay for my domain after it expires, can it be reactivated? This would depend on how…

How Do Domain Renewals Work?

Domain renewals, like all other renewals, are automatic.  The invoice for them would generate 30 days before the domain is due, and on that due date payment will be automatically pulled.   Why Is The Due Date And Expiration Date Different? Registrars, depending on the demand of a domain, can sell/auction them off before a…

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