How do I buy a domain name?

How to buy domain names

Buying a domain name is easier than you may think.

You need to have some idea about what you want to buy, then use our search tools to find out what is available. Once you find a suitable domain name you can have it registered in your name within 5 minutes.

To buy a domain name, simply visit our domain registration page as follows:

All of the help and support you require can be found here and of course if you have any questions simply contact our Helpdesk for support.

Does adding a domain to my multi domain web hosting plan register it to me?

Multi site hosting enables you to host several sites according to your hosting plan however you do first need to register the domain names using the normal registration process first as adding the domain does not register it to you.

You can register domain names at our Domain Registration page.

How long does it take for my domain name to register?

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. 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.