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1. Why Should I register a domain name?
2. Does InternicDomainServices.com register my new domain name?
3. How long does it take to register a domain name?
4. What does it cost to register a Domain Name?
5. I want to register only my a domain without hosting.
6. How do I make modifications to my domain.
7. Who can register a .Com, .Net, .Org Domain name?
8. How can I determine whether the name I want is available?
9. What will be my total costs to register a domain name ?
10. I am in another country, can I register a domain name ?
11. I registered a domain name with you and it still shows available even after you notified me with the approval ?
12. If I sign up for a web site hosting account, do I need to keep my current dial up internet provider,and how will I upload my web pages to your servers ?
13. How do I use my new domain?
14. I am not ready to set up a hosting account, but I would like to receive email at my new domain. Do you offer this service?
15. What should I do if I am planning to start an organization in the future but I want to reserve a domain name now?
16. How will I be billed by the InterNIC?
17. What are the valid characters for a domain name and how long can it be?
18. What services are you providing for $70.00 ?
19. How will the InterNic Notify Me
20. How long will it take to process my registration?
21. How do I determine the status of my domain name registration ?
22. I have registered a domain name with InterNic. How do I upload my pages? How do I access my e-mail?
23. How do I change the DNS information listed as authoritative for my domain name ?
24. My ISP/Hosting Company asked me to have IntenicDomainServices.com "release"my domain name, What does this mean ?
25. Do I need to change my DNS information if I contract web hosting from another company?
26. How long does it take for changes to my DNS information that are submitted through the Domain Modification Form to take effect?
27. Do I need two name servers before I can register a domain name?

1. Why Should I register a domain name? - Top Top

A domain name will give you a unique identity on the Internet.
In some ways, a domain name is similar to a customized license plate. Many organization find it useful to have an e-mail or Web address that is similar to their company name or to their company product(s).
If your organization's name is Example, Inc., you could register the domain name EXAMPLE.COM and your e-mail address could be user_name@example.com. Your customers would also be able to access your organization's Web site by visiting "www.example.com" with their Web browser.

2. Does InternicDomainServices.com register my new domain name? - Top Top

If your domain name is a new domain we will register it for you unless your indicate
otherwise. We make it hassle free for you. You can register and set up for hosting all at the
same time on our hosting order form.





3. How long does it take to register a domain name? - Top Top

We can register all .com, .net, and .org Internet domain names and this is done usually within minutes but it will take around 1-2 days for it to show up in the Whois Data base and on your new web space if you signed up for hosting.
Once Successfully registered noboddy can register your domain name, but is still takes 1-2 days for it shows up in the WHOIS database.



4. What does it cost to register a Domain Name? - Top Top

The cost to register a domain name is $70.00 per 2 years.

5. I want to register only my a domain without hosting. - Top Top

You can register your domain name without hosting so you can use it at a later date with any hosting company world wide.

Please use our domain registration only form.


6. How do I make modifications to my domain. - Top Top

Only if we have registered your domain we can make modifications to your domain. If you want to make modifications to your domain like names servers if your switching hosting companies please use our DNS modification form. use our DNS modification form.

7. Who can register a .Com, .Net, .Org Domain name? - Top Top

Guidelines for which types of entities should register in each of the three TLDs were provided in RFC 1591. It was suggested that .COM be used primarily for commercial businesses, .NET for network related organizations and .ORG for nonprofit groups.

8. How can I determine whether the name I want is available? - Top Top

You should use our WHOIS to research the domain name you'd like to register. If the second-level domain name (example.com NOT www.example.com) you want is already in InterNics' database,your WHOIS query will return a listing including information about the organization who holds the name, the name servers, and the contacts responsible for administering it.
The possibility exists that a name is already registered, even when a name shows available. This is because of the time lag between registrations and updates to the rootservers.Do not wait when you have a good name.

9. What will be my total costs to register a domain name ? - Top Top

We charge a one time fee of $70.inc. the InterNIC fee for the first two years of the domain name ownership, and $35.00 per year thereafter (By InterNic). You will be billed by email and mail that makes your total two years up front cost $70.00

10. I am in another country, can I register a domain name ? - Top Top

Yes, we register many .com .net and .org for clients worldwide.

11. I registered a domain name with you and it still shows available even after you notified me with the approval ? - Top Top

Do not panic, everything is fine, it just takes the InterNic about one or two days (depending on the time of day the name was registered) to update all the rootservers. After that you will be
able to see your name. Once we have send you the approval, then the name is yours! Nobody can register that name anymore, even when it still shows available.

12. If I sign up for a web site hosting account, do I need to keep my current dial up internet provider,and how will I upload my web pages to your servers ? - Top Top

You will need to keep your current dial up internet provider so that you will have access to the internet. You can then upload your web pages through your internet connection to our server
using whatever web page design program you would like. (You can also use an FTP program.) You will be given a user name and password so that you may access your hosting account.

13. How do I use my new domain? - Top Top

Once you have completed the registration process, the next step is choosing a hosting service.

14. I am not ready to set up a hosting account, but I would like to receive email at my new domain. Do you offer this service? - Top Top

Yes. For only $5.95 quarterly we can set up an email account for your new domain name. We will create a hosting package(starter package) account, and we forward all your email to your current email address. You can sign up for this service when you fill out the domain registration form.( Hosting Plan 1 ).

15. What should I do if I am planning to start an organization in the future but I want to reserve a domain name now? - Top Top

If you are planning on starting an organization or company but do not have an official name established yet, simply enter your name in the Organization field. Once you have established your
organization you can change your organization name and information through an online form. to access the online form.With online form you can:

Correct a misspelling in the Registrant's name (e.g., typographical errors or transpositions)

Correct an organizational identifier (e.g., Inc., Co., Corp.,L.L.C., L.L.P., SA, AG),
Change the Registrant's legal name in our database, or Transfer the domain name to another party.

16. How will I be billed by the InterNIC? - Top Top

You will receive a paid invoice from us by email in the amount of $70.00. After two years you will be billed for $35.00 both by e-mail and by regular mail.

17. What are the valid characters for a domain name and how long can it be? - Top Top

The only valid characters for a domain name are letters,numbers and a hyphen. Special characters like the underscore (_) or an exclamation mark (!) are NOT permitted. Domain names cannot contain spaces or begin or end with a hyphen.
A domain name can be up to 67 characters long including the 4 characters used to identify the Top Level Domain (.NET, .COM,.ORG, or .EDU)
Examples:

example.com is a valid domain name (11 characters)

http://www.example.com is not a domain name, it is a uniform resource locator (URL) used by Web browsers to find documents and resources

www.example.com is not a domain name, www is the name of one computer in the example.com domain

18. What services are you providing for $70.00 ? - Top Top

Your domain name and other information will be formatted as required by the InterNIC and electronically submitted. As soon as we receive confirmation that your domain name has been
registered, we will notify you. The domain name will be kept on our server in until you are ready to set up your web page. When you are ready to set up your own web page choose a hosting company of your choice.You may take your name anywhere you want. It's yours.

19. How will the InterNic Notify Me - Top Top

Immediately after the registration is completed by InterNIc, a conformation of the domain name will be sent to the billing contact (you) by electronic mail. The invoice will indicate a
$70.00 payment has been made, and that you are the legal owner of this domain name.

20. How long will it take to process my registration? - Top Top

The process of registering a domain name is coordinated through an automated process called an "auto-parser." Once we have have submitted a complete and correctly formatted Agreement, your registration request will be processed immediately and you will be notified via e-mail when processing is complete. This generally takes less than 24 hours - with some requests processed in as little as 10 minutes. The time of the last update to the WHOIS database will be noted on the
search results page.
Following the registration, updates to the Internet's root name servers are propagated seven days a week at which time the DNS information for the newly registered name becomes visible to the DNS system. Domain names processed prior to 7 p.m.
Eastern Time should be accessible on the Internet the next day assuming that the nameservers listed in the WHOIS database for that domain have the appropriate DNS records.
InterNIC only controls the domain registration and root zone server updates. Unfortunately, it may take some time for domain name updates to propagate throughout the millions of machines on the Internet.

21. How do I determine the status of my domain name registration ? - Top Top

Go to the WHOIS database and type in the domain name you registered. If processing is complete, your query will return your domain name record. If you receive the message: No match for ... , you should check the next day.
The registration of a new domain name is typically processed within 24 hours. Upon completion of the domain name registration, the requestor and technical contact for the primary
name server will receive notification from InterNic, Inc.
Generally new domain name records appear in the WHOIS database within 24 hours after the Domain Name Registration Agreement has been processed.
It is possible that your domain name will be visible in the WHOIS database before your name is visible on the Internet.
For your name to be visible on the Internet, information about your domain name has to be added to the Internet's zone files, a global database of information about domain names
that is updated 7 days a week. All registrations completed before 7:00 p.m. ET will be included in the root server update.
The root zone files are updated 7 days a week. These new domain name records will be visible in the WHOIS database the following day.

22. I have registered a domain name with InterNic. How do I upload my pages? How do I access my e-mail? - Top Top

InterNic Registrations Services registers your domain name and if you would like to setup up hosting which is optional please continue to our Hosting Plans.

23. How do I change the DNS information listed as authoritative for my domain name ? - Top Top

Often, web hosting companies and ISP's will request that you change the DNS information for your domain name so that they can manage and make necessary zone file modifications for your domain name; i.e., connecting your domain name to a web site they may be hosting for you, or setting your domain name's mail routing options.

In the event that your web hosting company or Internet Service Provider has requested that you change the DNS (Domain Name Server) information currently listed as authoritative for your domain name, you will need to make the changes using one of the following procedures outlined in the paragraphs below:

For .com, .net and .org domain names registered through InternicDomainServices.net, you can use the Domain Modification Form to submit your changes directly to the registry.Once the information is submitted to the registry, please allow 24-72 hours (standard Internet propagation time) for the update to be completed.

The Domain Modification Form can be accessed at:
http://IntenicDomainServices.com
Modification Form

Login to the Domain Modification Form then fill out the neccesary data including the DNS names. You will need to be prepared with the names of the DNS (Domain Name Servers) that you would like listed as authoritative for your domain name - information typically provided by your ISP, web hosting company or network administrator.fill out all the entries, then enter the name of the DNS (Domain Name Servers) below in the form which you intend to have listed as authoritative for your domain name.

Note: In order to edit the DNS (Domain Name Servers) listed as authoritative foryour domain name, you will need to have access to the current email address on file for the domain name to complete a confirmation process set up to ensure that the requested name server change is authorized by the current administrator of the domain name. This confirmation email will be sent to the email address on file for the domain name.

24. My ISP/Hosting Company asked me to have IntenicDomainServices.com "release"my domain name, What does this mean ? - Top Top

When an ISP or web hosting company tells you that InternicDomainServices.net needs to "release" your domain name in order for them to point it to your web site or configure it for email, this basically means that you (the administrative contact listed for the domain name) need to change the DNS (Domain Name Server) information listed as authoritative for your domain name.

In the event that your web hosting company or Internet Service Provider has requested that you change the DNS (Domain Name Server) information currentlylisted as authoritative for your domain name, you will need to make the changes using the Domain Modifications Form listed at:
Modification Form

25. Do I need to change my DNS information if I contract web hosting from another company? - Top Top

Often, web hosting companies and ISP's will request that you change the DNS information for your domain name so that they can manage and make necessary zone file modifications for your domain name; i.e., connecting your domain name to a web site they may be hosting for you or setting your domain name's mail routing options.In this case ask them the information of the two domain name servers and submit this info via the Domain Modification Form located at:
Modification Form
Internicdomainservices.com/mod.htm

26. How long does it take for changes to my DNS information that are submitted through the Domain Modification Form to take effect? - Top Top

DNS changes must be confirmed via a link that is emailed to the contact email address on file for the domain name. The link accesses the final step in the confirmation process. Once this confirmation process is completed, it may take up to 72 hours for your DNS changes to be effective across the Internet.

27. Do I need two name servers before I can register a domain name? - Top Top

YES!. The Domain Name Registration Agreement requires that two domain name servers(a primary and secondary) be listed for each domain name. These servers, which have both the software and the data required to resolve domain names to Internet Protocol (IP) numbers, ensure that the registered domain name may be contacted over the Internet. Having two(or more) servers ensure that the domain name is reachable should one name server fail. We use our names servers for the registration.

DO NOT arbitrarily list name servers without the prior authorization of that hosts'maintainer (typically your ISP). Listing the hostname and IP address of a name server without prior authorization will make the domain name unreachable through the Internet. The servers in question will be removed from your domain records and the domain name will subsequently be deactivated.

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