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01. What is a domain or domain name?
02. What is domain registration?
03. Is domain name registration included with my Winux Soft Hosting account?
04. Do I have to have a domain name to get a hosting account at Winux Soft?
05. How do I register a domain name?
06. What is DNS?
07. What is a Name Server?
08. What's a Nameserver got to do with a domain name?
09. How do I find out what a domain's current nameservers are?
10. How do I make my domain point to your servers?
11. Who can modify the DNS or nameserver information?
12. Can you do the switchover or modify the domain's Name Servers for me?
13. What if I can't login at the domain registrar to make changes?
14. Can I choose whatever domain registrar I want to use and still be hosted by your company?
15. If I purchase my domain from you, will I be able to login in the future and change my Nameservers or other information?
16. Will my web site be visible online as soon as I sign up for my domain name and hosting account?
17. Can I upload files to my web hosting account before the DNS resolves?
18. How do I know when my domain's DNS has resolved?
19. I live in New York and my friend lives in California. I purchased my domain last night and now I can see my blue "Future Home of" page but my friend can't. Why? Isn't the DNS resolved yet?
20. I already have a Winux Soft hosting account but changed my mind about what domain name I want to use. Can I change the domain name?
21. Is there a charge to change my domain name on my hosting account?

 

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What is a domain or domain name?
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A domain name (sometimes called simply a "domain") is just a label for the location of a web site (its ip address). Since only one person can have use of a particular domain name, having one gives your web space a unique identity - just like a social security number, or a house number / ZIP code combination.

 

What is domain registration?
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Basically, domain registration is limited-time ownership. You register a domain (something.com or something.org etc.) in order to claim ownership of it for a specified length of time, anywhere from 1 to 10 years. The "Registrant" of a domain is the actual legal owner of the domain name until the registration period expires.


Is domain name registration included with my Winux Soft Hosting account?
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No. Because many of our clients already own registered domains when they choose to host their web sites at Winux Soft Hosting, domain registration (ownership) is not included in the Winux Soft Hosting Package pricing. This way, our Package pricing is fair both to "other-host refugees" who don't need a domain, and to clients starting a web site from scratch.


Do I have to have a domain name to get a hosting account at Winux Soft?
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Yes. We need a domain name to associate with your hosting account in order to set the account up.


How do I register a domain name?
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You can register a domain for as little as $12.95 per year at our consolidated web site at Winux Soft Web Services. There you can register domains, order many different kinds of web hosting plans, find thousands of web site templates for low prices, do a search engine keyword analysis of your web site (for free), and more. If the domain name you want to buy is available, you can purchase it simply by completing the checkout process. If you purchase your domain at Winux Soft, your domain's DNS will automatically work with your web site hosting package at Winux Soft.

 

You can also register your domain at any valid domain registrar that allows you to point your domain's name servers/DNS to the web host of your choice. Winux Soft Domain Registrar also has easy Name Server modification tools, so if your domain is registered with us, even if you don't have hosting with us you can still specify your name servers for another web host elsewhere.


What is DNS?
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DNS technically stands for "Domain Name System" although it is sometimes used to stand for "Domain Name Server", sometimes just called nameserver.


What is a Name Server?
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Simply put, the name server is a pointer from your domain at the domain name database to wherever your actual website is (the server). Nameservers are usually referred to by either their ip's (an ip looks like 4 groups of numbers, or a "dotted quad" separated by dots e.g. 123.456.78.90) or by ns1.something.com or ns2.something.com etc.


What's a Nameserver got to do with a domain name?
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Simplifying here, if you punch in "www.mydomain.com", your browser will look for the domain's location online. It finds the name server information from the domain database, which tells the browser what server to access. Once the server is found it shows the pages for that domain's account on the server - and bingo yourdomain.com is visible in your browser. So in order for your web site to be visible online, your domain name has to "point" from the database to our servers -- that means your domain registration account has to have the correct DNS information in it for our servers.


How do I find out what a domain's current nameservers are?
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We offer a WHOIS database search at our Winux Soft Web Services site.


How do I make my domain point to your servers?
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IF you purchase (register) your domain at Winux Soft, don't worry about it -- your domain's DNS will automatically work with your web site hosting package at Winux Soft.
If you already own a domain that is registered elsewhere, you must log in at your domain registrar with whatever username/password they gave you when you bought the domain. Find their DNS (or Nameserver) modification area, and set the nameservers to the new ones given in your Winux Soft Hosting account Welcome info email.


Whether a new domain or a recently-modified domain, it usually takes a couple of days for the new information to get through the domain database & finally start pointing to a new server. This is called DNS resolving or propagating.


Who can modify the DNS or nameserver information?
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At most domain registrars, the Registrant, Administrative Contact, and Technical Contact are the only people who have authority to modify anything about any domain including the DNS or nameserver information.
Can you do the switchover or modify the Name Servers for me?
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Not if the domain is registered elsewhere. If however it is one of the domains in our own database (if you registered it with us), your domain will automatically point to the correct name servers for your hosting account here and no modification/switch will be necessary.


What if I can't login at the domain registrar to make changes?
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Unfortunately there are disreputable and unethical domain registrars out there which don't allow control by the purchaser. If you didn't buy your domain through us and you can't login at your domain registration account to change the nameservers, you need to either contact your domain registrar by whatever means you can, and request they change the DNS information for you; or you need to purchase a new domain of your own at a domain registrar like Winux Soft which does give you control over your own domain.


Can I choose whatever domain registrar I want to use and still be hosted by your company?
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Certainly you can, as long as the registrar you choose gives you login access there and modification access for your domain. If you purchase a new domain of your own somewhere else, simply make *sure* you pick a reputable domain registrar who actually makes you the legal owner (Registrant) of the domain you buy, and that you will have access to modify the DNS/NameServers for your domain. After you get your new domain registered (purchased), set the NS1 and NS2 information to our nameserver info as specified in the new account 'Welcome' email we sent you when you signed up.


If I purchase my domain from you, will I be able to login in the future and change my Nameservers or other information?
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Yes. You will have control over your domain and you will have access to Login, Contact changes, Nameserver changes, renewals, notifications, etc.). Therefore you can change DNS/nameservers, Contact information, Renewal preferences, and more for your domain anytime you want.


Will my web site be visible online as soon as I sign up for my domain name and hosting account?
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No. Although we will set up your hosting account within a few hours at most, it takes approximately a couple of days for the DNS to resolve to our servers after the domain is purchased and/or the DNS information is set. We have no control over the length of time it takes to resolve. While your DNS is resolving, you will see a "Page Not Found" when you try to access your domain by its url (http://www.somedomain.com). You will know the DNS is fully resolved when you can can type your domain in a browser address bar and see the blue 'Welcome to' page.


Can I upload files to my web hosting account before the DNS resolves?
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Yes, but only if you use FTP or File Manager to upload your files. If you use one of these methods, you can upload your files to your web space before the DNS resolves by using the IP as the host name. You can also view your uploaded web pages online by http://yourHostingIP/~yourusername/ before the DNS resolves. However pages and scripts using PHP or MySQL, or requiring a URL for access or configuration, will not work until the DNS has fully resolved.


If you use FrontPage to upload your site you MUST wait for the DNS to resolve so you can begin to publish/upload your files to www.yourdomain.com. FrontPage cannot publish successfully to an IP so it needs to be able to find the site by the full URL after the domain's DNS has resolved.


How do I know when my domain's DNS has resolved?
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You will see the blue "Welcome To" web page when you access your site via http://yourdomainname.com in a browser. Or if you have already FTP'd pages into the public_html directory in your web space, you will see whatever index page you have uploaded.


I live in New York and my friend lives in California. I purchased my domain last night and now I can see my blue "Welcome to" page but my friend can't. Why? Isn't the DNS resolved yet?
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The DNS resolves in different parts of the world at different times. It should be complete worldwide within about 24 to 48 hours after the DNS is set at the domain registrar. This is why during propagation (the process of resolving), your web site may be visible in some parts of the world and not in others.
I already have a Winux Soft hosting account but changed my mind about what domain name I want to use.

 

Can I change the domain name?
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Yes. Just fill out a Help Desk support request and let us know what the new domain name is. You will have to own the domain you choose to use with your hosting account, and make sure the DNS for the new domain name points to our servers just as for your old domain name.


Is there a charge to change my domain name on my hosting account?
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No. The only cost to you is whatever you pay to purchase the different domain name.

 

 

 

 

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