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How do I Transfer My Domain to You?

  You can transfer your domain from your current registrar by performing the following steps:     Make sure the contact information for your domain is correct If you have private or protected registration, cancel those options Unlock your domain Get and have an EPP code (authorization code) ready Log in to your client area…

What is Domain Registration?

Domain registration is the process of registering a domain name for a period of time so you own it and can use it for your site. You simply decide on the name of a domain you’d like, check to see if it’s available through a domain registrar and if so, register it. If you’d like…

Can I Host a Domain with Hostwinds that is Registered Somewhere Else?

Yes, you can host a domain that you registered somewhere else. You’ll just need to setup nameservers with your registrar. The nameservers you need to change to are included in the email you received with your account information. You can also login to your client area with us and go to Services > My Services…

How do I Register a Domain?

Registering a domain simply requires finding a domain name you want that’s available and registering it. We offer domain registration for numerous TLDs. This will give you ownership of the domain for one year. When it’s almost been a year, you’ll be reminded to renew it if you wish to keep it. If you plan…

Updates at the Registrar vs Updates on the Local DNS Server

Updates at the Registrar vs Updates on the Local DNS Server   There’s no difference whether you make a change at your registrar or update your local DNS server. However, if you’re going to use nameservers to point your site to where it is hosted (Dedicated, Cloud Server, or Shared Hosting), you’ll want to make…

My Registrar Is Not Accepting The DNS Servers That I Have Entered

Your registrar may not be accepting your domain because of configuration limitations for the DNS zones.  This happens frequently with country specific domains.  Before pointing a domain to the country specific domain you need to fulfill their special requirements. If you find yourself running into this issue repeatedly follow these brief steps:   Recheck that…

How can I Check my Current DNS Servers

All domains are registered to point at a domain nameserver (DNS) in order to resolve which IP address a domain name should point to. This lookup is similar to how a phone book works when you look up the name of an individual and find their phone number. If the DNS servers are incorrectly set,…

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