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Does registering a domain mean I can publish my site right away?
Not just yet, but you're almost there. When you buy a domain you have the sole rights to that name for as long as you registered it for.

However, there's a difference between registering a domain and having a site published on the internet. After registering your domain, you'll need to go to our "Domain > Add Domain" tab and add it to our hosting system!

In case you were wondering, there is usually a delay of about one to two days from when you first register your domain and it becomes available to everyone on the Internet, due to the inherent lag in the propagation of changes to DNS.

Last updated: Apr 30, 2004.