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Registering a domain 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. Then, when it's almost been a year, you'll be reminded to renew it if...

Yes, you can host a domain that you registered somewhere else. You'll need to set up 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 log in to your client area with us...

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...

Your registrar may not be accepting your domain because of configuration limitations for the DNS zones. This frequently happens with country-specific domains. Before pointing a domain to the country-specific domain, you need to fulfill their special requirements. If you find...

The Domain Name System (DNS) is the directory for the internet that helps organize and identify locations. It's a guide that helps direct people to the desired location, like a home address. DNS translates the human-identifiable domain names into physical IP addresses your...

If you own or control a domain and have it registered with Hostwinds, there is a type of search called a WHOIS search that can reveal certain types of information about a domain. One of the details revealed in this manner includes your domain's "Nameservers." This is not a...

All domains are registered to point at a domain nameserver (DNS) 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...

Some services, such as CPVLab, require you to update the "A" record for a DNS zone. If you're using Hostwinds or another company for DNS hosting services, the following information should prove helpful in successfully updating your DNS zone appropriately. General Procedure...

When using Hostwinds services, we understand other options for domain name registration through another domain name registrar. You may also choose to change the nameservers or DNS settings that your domain uses when registering a domain elsewhere so that it is pointed to...

Creating Custom Nameservers in ZPanel You can create custom nameservers from within ZPanel by logging into your ZPanel admin area and following the steps outlined below. Select the DNS Manager located under the Domain Management section Select your domain Click Edit...

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