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1. How do I transfer a domain registered with DreamHost to another registrar?
2. This other registrar asks for two DNS servers....
3. How do I pay for domain registration?
4. Do I have to make my address and phone number public?
5. If I registered a domain with you and it expired, how do I transfer it to another registrar?
6. Will my domain be registered under my name or DreamHost's?
7. Should I register my domain with Verisign or anyone else? Will you do it?
8. Do you have any suggestions for domain name registration?
9. Is there anything I should know BEFORE I have DreamHost register my domain?
10. Do I have to register a domain name?
11. What if I don't want to register a domain name?
12. Should I register my domain as www.mydomain.com?

 
Domain registration Description
To get a domain name for your web site you have to "register" it at a registry first. This is because for the Internet to work universally, there can only be one of each domain in the whole world. You can only register domains that aren't already taken by somebody else. We'll do it for you, and the cost is only $9.95/year.

Last updated: Nov 06, 2005.

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Question How do I transfer a domain registered with DreamHost to another registrar?
As long as it hasn't expired the procedure is as follows: 1. Go to the other registrar and inform them you'd like to transfer your domain to them. 2. They'll handle it from there, there's no... (more)
Question If I registered a domain with you and it expired, how do I transfer it to another registrar?
Unfortunately, expired domains cannot be transferred; it is an ICANN regulation. They typically stick around for 75 days, the first 30 of which you can still renew them. If you renew an expired domain... (more)
Question Do I have to register a domain name?
No. When you sign up at DreamHost, we give you the domain name yoursite.dreamhost.com for free, no registration required. You might prefer to direct people to yoursite.com, and for that yo... (more)
Question Do you have any suggestions for domain name registration?
We sure do! Use US! Why? I'm glad you asked: We'll set it up correctly with no hassle or confusion. We accept credit cards. Your domain will be registered IMMEDIATELY upon your completion ... (more)
Question What if I don't want to register a domain name?
That's no problem --- every plan comes with a free dreamhosters.com sub-domain : www.yourname.dreamhosters.com. Your dreamhosters sub-domain doesn't need to be registered, and it's free, free,... (more)
Question Will my domain be registered under my name or DreamHost's?
We always register it under your name. You will be paying for the domain, so you will have complete ownership. Only nonpayment will prevent you from having complete control of your domain. Should... (more)
Question Is there anything I should know BEFORE I have DreamHost register my domain?
Domain registrations done through DreamHost require a major credit card. Choose wisely: once you register a domain name, it's yours. If you mess up the spelling or think of a better name later, yo... (more)
Question Do I have to make my address and phone number public?
Anything you put as your registration information for your domain is very easily accessible by the public. This is for a very good purpose - at some point, someone may need to contact you regarding th... (more)
Question Should I register my domain as www.mydomain.com?
No. The www is not part of the top level domain. Just register yourdomain.com, NOT www.yourdomain.com; we will make sure both work for your URL, free of charge.
Question Should I register my domain with Verisign or anyone else? Will you do it?
No you should NOT register your domain with them or anyone else! DreamHost offers full domain registration and management services. Register with us because: We'll set it up correctly with no... (more)
Question How do I pay for domain registration?
How much is a domain? A domain name costs $9.95/year (except .la domains which are $50/year and .md domains which are $100/year) when you register (or renew) through DreamHost. How often do I... (more)
Question This other registrar asks for two DNS servers....
This information tells the user's browser where to look for your site when the user enters your URL (website address). For domains hosted by DreamHost use: ns1.dreamhost.com 66.33.206.206 ns2... (more)