Domain Name Faqs

What is a Domain Name?

A domain name is a Web address. The domain name is mapped to an IP address (which represents a physical point on the Internet). Thus, a domain name locates an organization or other entity on the Internet. When someone types a domain name into a Web browser, the requested Web page will open.

That address and corresponding Domain Name locates a computer that is connected to the Internet and may host your Web site. Sometimes it is referred to as a Web address or a URL. An example would be

Managing Your Domains

This guide will help you to manage your domain name(s) using the Domain Control Center.
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The domain control center can be accessed via

What is a TLD or gTLD?

A top-level domain (TLD) is the part of the domain name located to the right of the dot (" . "). The most common top-level domains are .com, .net, and .org. Some other popular top-level domains are .biz, .info, .name, and .ws. These common top-level domains have certain guidelines attached, but are for the most part available to any registrant, anywhere in the world.
There are also restricted top-level domains (rTLDs), like .aero, .biz, .edu, .mil, .museum, .name, and .pro, that require the registrant to represent a certain type of entity, or to belong to a certain community. For example, the .name TLD is reserved for individuals and .edu is reserved for educational entities.
Country-code TLDs (ccTLDs) are for Web sites and registrants of a particular geographic location. For example: bz (Belize), .ca (Canada), .dk (Denmark), .ec (Ecuador), ie (Republic of Ireland), .uk (United Kingdom), .us (United States), and .zw (Zimbabwe).

What's the maximum number of characters for a Domain Name?

The maximum number of characters that can be placed in the global database for a Domain Name is 67 including the extension. (.com etc)

What if the name I want is not available?

If the name you want is not available, you can try searching for a different name or a variation of the name you desire (sometimes a slightly different spelling or incorporating a hyphen will work). For your benefit when searching for a domain name; if the name you wanted is not available we do post some other suggestions that are available. If it's extremely important to you to own a particular name, you can contact the owner of the Domain Name to try to negotiate purchasing it from them.
You can reserve a domain name with our DomainAlert® Pro Backordering service Domain Alert to BackOrder DomainsClick for Details

What information is required to register a Domain Name?

You should enter a mailing address, phone number, an e-mail address and your company name or your name. In reality you can enter whatever you want but if the ICANN, the overseers of all domain names, attempts to get in touch with you and cannot you Will Lose Your Domain Name! Make sure if nothing else your email address is valid!
You must also provide DNS information about the servers that you will point your Domain Name to... if we're going to host your site select to use 'the default clubwebhost name servers' unless you're hosting your site elsewhere or just free park your domain on our servers if you're not planning on using the name immediately. Register the domain name that you want by Clicking here

Once I've registered my Domain Name, what do I do now?

Once your payment clears and the global database alerts us that your name has been accepted, you own your name and the database should reflect the information within 24-72 hours.
You can now access your website via your domain name if you have a hosting provider.

What is the process for registering a Top Level Domain Name?

Basically, these are the steps:

1. Search the database to find out if the name is available.

2. Register online with our secure order form.

Enter your name servers into our comments field on our order form (If required).

3. Choose length of registration 1 - 10 years.

4. Submit our form and pay for Domain Name registration.
Under the rules for TLD registration, payment must be made before the name is registered.

Can I register a Domain Name without having a Web site?

Yes. Domain Names can be registered and "parked" on our servers until you are ready to launch your Website. You do not have to provide DNS simply select to park the name.

I want to register a Domain Name but I don't have the DNS information.

DNS information is not required, we can park your domain name on our name servers or you can provide your own if you are already hosted with someone else.

Can I "park" my name at

Yes. Domain Names can be "parked" at at no additional cost for as long as you like. Once you've registered a Domain Name, it will automatically be parked on the default server until you've chosen a hosting service and launched your Web site.

How long does the registration process take?

From the time you settle on a Domain Name that is available, to the moment you become the owner is usually a matter of minutes. Domain registrations with Hosting sign ups are usually completed within a few hours.

Why do I need to register a Domain Name?

A Domain name is your internet identity, it is the only way of letting people find you and your business on the web. With careful choice of your Domain name, you will find it easy to promote your goods and services.

In our view, everyone should have their own Internet identity. It is our job to provide that service to you. Register your Domain name today, before it is taken.
Domain names can also be a great investment! Buy names that you think someone will want, forget trademarked terms however or you're inviting trouble, you can then declare the price you want to sell or lease the name for - think of it like online real estate investing!

What does do with my Name once it's registered?

If you don't use our hosting services, doesn't "do" anything with your Domain Name other than assist you in registering it in the global database and updating your information if you need to.

We simply offer you an easy, Web-based way to accomplish that. When you register the Domain Name, it is electronically added to the global database for as long as you keep the registration current.

Once my Domain Name is registered who owns it?

The "owner" is the legally binding holder of a Domain Name and in this case the person listed as the Registrant contact when the name was registered. The administrative contact is the person authorized to make changes to the information related to the Domain Name. The billing contact contact is responsible for billing issues and the Technical Contact is the one who is authorized to edit zone details etc. (Usually us or your web host)

How long is the registration period?

We currently register Domain Names for 1 - 10 years.

Are any fees incurred when changing contact or DNS information?

No. Once you've registered a Domain Name with us, you can make changes to the contact or DNS as often as necessary.

Can I transfer my Domain Name's to

Yes. Click here for .com / .net / .org / .biz / .info / .mobi / .name and most other name extension transfer requests.

How can I sell my Domain Name?

When you sell or transfer a Domain Name, the new owner will be required to pay for at least one year of registration at the time of the transfer. You just need to update the registrant details to be the new owners.

Should I be concerned about trademarks when registering a Domain Name?

There is no easy or simple answer to this question, however, as a general rule: if you are registering a Domain Name that is the same as a registered trademark for the purposes of trying to mislead that trademark holder's customers or profit from their name, you may be heading for legal trouble.
There are numerous legal issues involved with trademark and copyright infringement and how it relates to the Web, so you need to be educated. e.g.. If your business is called "Internet Building Merchant" you wouldn't want to try and register "IBM" as a name.

Does offer Web hosting?

Absolutely. The best!

I still have questions, who can I contact?

To provide you with the quickest and most accurate answer to your Domain Name question you should call (480) 624-2500.


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