Domains

What Is WHOIS And What Is A WHOIS Check?

The internet is a busy place, full of active registered domains used around the world.  Millions of domains are registered and expire each year, and this data has to be collected for registrars to keep tabs on who has registered a domain.  With that said, WHOIS data was created and is used to organize all…

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…

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       If registering a new domain name, type in the…

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 Hostwinds

You can transfer your domain registrations to Hostwinds following this guide: Step 1:  Unlock your domain at the remote registrar Step 2:  Request your EPP code (authorization code) and have it ready Step 3:  Choose the Services tab at the top of Hostwinds, and select Domains from the available drop-down.     Step 4:  Find the Actions column…

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…

How Do I Change Domain Contact Info?

Step 1:  To update the contact info for your domain(s), you would need to first login to your  Client Area Step 2:  Once there click on the Domains tab and then “My Domains.”     Step 3:  Click on the wrench icon to the right of the domain.     Step 4:  On the new page, you will want…

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