Once you have submitted your domain registration order and successfully paid, your domain registration request is immediately submitted to the appropriate registry. The domain should be showing as registered to you within a few short minutes. A common reason for rejection is “invalid postcode” or even a completely dreamed up address!
To verify that your registration was successful, go to our WHOIS lookup page and type in your domain name eg. yourdomain.co.uk. If the result is “no match” or “not found” and you have paid for your domain name then you must contact the Helpdesk immediately as it is possible that you registration request has been rejected OR your PayPal payment has not been correctly matched to your order.
Once the WHOIS confirms your domain name is correctly registered, it will now take up to 72 hours for your DNS to propagate the global internet. So, your domain name will begin to function some time after registration.
.UK domain names are usually fully functioning within 24 hours. .COM domain names can take longer to fully propagate.