In whose name do you register domains?
All domains registered with us are under the name of the clients ( Your name ).
Why is my domain not working?
If you registered your domain with us recently, then maybe the DNS are not propagated completely. The registered domain normally becomes available after 24-48 hours after the registration.
If you have registered the domain with other registrar, you will need to change the DNS with the one’s who provided your domain, and double check that it point to us. Once completed you also need to wait for it to get fully propagated.
DNS propagation usually takes 12-24 hours.
Do I have to host my website with you if I registered my domain through your website?
Not at all. You own the Domain Name and thus you can host your website anywhere you choose and still keep your domain registration with us
What is a Domain Name?
A domain name represents your "address" on the Internet. It is a written phrase that contains several components separated by a period ("dot").
Internet computers that track and locate each domain name actually use numeric addresses (e.g. 22.214.171.124) , so that within the system each domain name has a numeric equivalent. You don't have to worry about this since Domain Name Servers (DNS) take care of the matching. However, this is the reason why each domain must be assigned to a functioning Domain Name Servers
Do I get a web site when I order a domain name?
No we are sorry you do not. If you would like a web site please see our Web Hosting Section.
Who should register a domain name?
Anyone trying to establish a presence on the Internet should register a domain name.
Domains can be brands, trademarks, service marks, company names, products, services, family names, your name, organizations, interests, etc.
What are the Benefits of Owning a Domain Name?
Like any trade name, logo, or brand name, your domain name represents a part of your business identity - something customers and business associates can recognize, remember, and positively associate with your services or products.
Registering your domain name will at very least prevent someone else from using it.
More important, however, is that with your own use on the Internet it becomes a constant positive reinforcement.
With your own domain name, access on the World Wide Web becomes a simple matter of entering Yourname.com.
No one has to write it down, they remember it.
Similarly, every Email message affirms your name as your address becomes: YourName@YourName.com Simple, elegant, and much more effective than: email@example.com
Who Owns the Domain Name?
Providing you are not taking some other company's trademark or otherwise infringing on their legal rights, You, the applicant, are the owner of the domain name. PHP-Fusion acts as a service agency only and has no interests in or claims on the name.
The owner (known as the Administrative Contact) has full authority and responsibility for the domain name and its use.
Can I Register a Domain Name by Myself?
The answer is Yes. But depending on whether you have the proper expertise and equipment.
The rules and format for domain registration are quite specific and certainly complex in all their permutations.
With enough attention you could learn the procedures by yourself. However, the main stumbling block to registering for most people is the requirement that you must have name server computers set up to respond to the domain name for routing.
This refers to the Domain Name Servers (DNS) located all over the Internet which perform the translation back and forth between domain names and their numeric equivalents, called IP (Internet Protocol) addresses.
Without this equipment and capability, the domain name will not be registered.
What Rules Determine the Form of Domain Names?
A Domain name has two parts, with the "top level" domain indicating the broad category of an organization.
For example, names ending in .COM are normally assigned to commercial, .NET normally for general web sites, names ending in .ORG are assigned to non-profit organizations. "Second level" domains represent your specific name, i.e.: yourname. Example being the "php-fusion" in our domain name would represent the second level portion of a domain name. The total length of the two-part domain name may be up to 67 characters (including the .co.uk).
The only characters allowed in a domain name are letters, digits (numerals) and the dash (-). A domain name can not begin or end with a dash. Capitalization (lower or upper cases) is ignored
Should I pick a .Com, .Net, a .info or a .Org domain name? And should I pick just one?
You should pick a domain name you are comfortable with as your online identity.
Whether it is .com, .net, .info or .org or another extension they all work equally well, but .Com names are the most popular.
It is not uncommon for businesses to register multiple names and variations of desired names (brands, trademarks, service marks)
Can I Register More Than One Domain Name?
Yes. Many large companies, particularly in the communications and entertainment industries hold registrations for many domain names covering various trademarks, trade names, or simply variants on their company names
What are these other extensions such as .cc, .ws, .du, etc?
Two character extensions are called country codes and are used for country code designation.
They work the same as the .com .net .info .org.
There are some 240 or so country codes for nations and territories around the world
Are you replacing Network Solutions or "InterNic"?
No, I.C.A.N.N. opened the market to offer the same registrar services Network Solutions (Verisign) provides. (commonly confused as InterNIC) This marks a new era of competition in domain name registration services as you now have a choice of registrars to use whether you are an end user or an Internet company such as a web host provider who does this for your clients.
Can I transfer an existing domain name to your servers?
Yes, just be sure to specify that you are requesting a transfer and NOT a new domain.
You should keep the service with your current provider while waiting to complete the transfer process.
If the contact email on your domain has changed from the time you originally registered it, you will need to fax an authorization to complete the process.
Can you host foreign domain names?
Yes, we can host or house foreign extensions.
If my domain is up for renewal, what should I do?
When your domain name are up for renewal, we'll notify you two months in advance and if you want to keep the domain active we'll add the domain renewal fee to your next invoice.
You can turn off the renewal from your Client Portal.
What does it cost to update the contact details of a domain name?
All domain detail updates are free of charge.
I’m not going to use my domain name for some time, is that alright?
Your domain name may remain parked at our DNS servers until you're ready to use it for no additional fee.
Will my domain contact information be seen online?
Information about who is responsible for domain names is usually publicly available for legal, technical, consumer, trademark and other reasons.
The registrar makes this information available to the public from a WHOIS server.
You can avoid public exposure by purchasing a Domain ID Protection service from supported domains.
The domain I want isn't available, but there isn't a website for it?
Many register a domain name in preparation for setting up a website. They may not have a website now, but they still own the domain name and can wait indefinitely until they are ready to put up a site.
I have a website. Can my new domain point to it?
Yes. It's called Domain Forwarding or URL Redirection.
You can purchase any domain and point it to your existing website.
When viewers enter your domain address they will be directed to your existing website without you needing to relocate your existing site or change your domain name.
I want to sell my domain name, how do I proceed?
To sell a domain we recommend using an online domain sales agent such as Sedo
I want to transfer my domain to you, how do I proceed?
Please complete the Domain Transfer Form and we will handle the rest!
I want to transfer my domain away, how do I proceed?
You need your domain secret found in Client Portal under Domains and provide this information to your new registrar where applicable.
Note that transfers won't be authorized unless accounts are up to date.
I have registered my domain name, but now I have changed my mind.
Once a domain name is registered it cannot be changed. You may register a new name.
The old name will expire at the end of the initial registration period (usually 1 year) if you decide not to keep it.
What is an EPP code?
The EPP code is just a string of text that is used to verify that you are the actual domain owner when you want to transfer your domain to another company.
The company you used to register your domain will have it so all you have to do is email them and ask them to send it to you.
Then when you sign up for web hosting with us and want to transfer your domain, you will be asked to enter it on the sign up form.
NOTE: EPP is also known as Auth Code.
I received a completion message. Why does my domain name still appear to be available?
Your domain name is registered immediately, but it can take up to 24-48 hours for a domain name to appear in whois. If you've received confirmation from us, you can be sure that your name has been registered.
Why and when were domain names introduced?
In the beginning there were IP addresses - long, cumbersome strings of numbers that represented computers on the Internet.
You had to remember that a string of numbers, such as 126.96.36.199, would take you to a particular website.
In 1984, a system was introduced known as DNS (Domain Name System), which translates easy to remember words and phrases (domain names) into IP addresses, saving us the trouble of memorizing all those numbers.
I don't have a website yet, why should I register a domain now?
Domain names are going at the rate of more than 200,000 a month.
Registering your domain name now ensures your ownership of the domain name that may not otherwise be available when you want it.
Once registered, that domain name is yours (provided that the registration and renewal fees are paid each year).
You can hold onto it, use it, sell it or lease it. PHP-Fusion will store your domain name on our servers free of charge until you are ready to do something with it.
What type of domain names can I register at PHP-Fusion?
PHP-Fusion support over 450 TLDs.
With PHP-Fusion you can register all top TLDs and an abundance of additional extensions, please see our Hosting > Domains for a full list of suported domains and prices.
How can I find out if the domain name I want is still available?
PHP-Fusion provides a domain name search engine that can instantly tell you whether or not the name is available.
If a domain name is available, you will be given the option to register it.
If a domain name is already registered, we offer alternatives to your requested domain.
What characters are allowed in a domain name?
Regardless of the extension, all domain names must follow the same character rules... You can use letters (abc), numbers (123) and dashes/hyphens (---). Spaces are not allowed and the domain can't begin or end with a dash.
Very few know about the fact that you can have multiple dashes right next to each other. (e.g. domain--names.com).
I found a domain that has already expired - when can I register it?
In order for an existing domain name to be re-registered by anyone other than the current owner, it must be completely released by the registry.
Unfortunately, at the present time there is not a set schedule for releasing expired domain names.
Most domains are released within a few months of their expiration.
How can I make sure my registration information is secure?
Your registration is submitted via our secure form. This form encrypts all of your registration information, ensuring the security of your transaction.
What do I get with my domain name registration?
Once PHP-Fusion has successfully registered your domain name, we will then provide four (4) DNS servers on which to set up and store your domain name.
With your domain registration, you will receive free email forwarding and free URL forwarding.
Email forwarding is an email address @ your domain name (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org) that automatically forwards to your existing email account.
URL forwarding allows you to forward your new domain name to your existing website.
You will be able to use our FREE DNS Services and our FREE Dynamic DNS Tool for Windows.
Once my domain name is registered, can anyone else take it?
Your domain name is registered in your name.
So long as it has active DNS entries, all the required fees are paid and it's not in breach of any law, nobody else can either use it or take it without your consent.
You can add ID Protection if you own a domain that supports this.
What if I misspelled my domain name?
Be very careful when registering your domain name. Once you purchase your domain, the order is non-refundable.
How can I register a .in, .ca, .us, cn or .mx domain through PHP-Fusion?
PHP-Fusion offers a huge list of country and alternate domains. From Albania to Yugoslavia, we list them all!
Visit our Hosting > Domains section for more information on registering specific country extensions (ccTLD's).
Can I cancel a registration after submitting the form?
Once the registration process has been initiated it can't be canceled or re-funded, so choose your domains wisely.
How long is my domain name valid?
You have the option of registering your domain name for 1-10 years. If you select 1 year, your name will be need to be renewed annually in order to remain valid.
If you select multiple years, your name will remain valid until that period is up.
I am no longer using my domain name. Can I cancel and request a refund?
No. Once a registration is complete, it is valid for the time frame specified in the purchase (1-10 years) and is non-refundable.
How and when will I be notified about renewing my domain name?
You will be sent an email notification 2 months prior and every month after that up until the expiration of your domain name.
You will also receive one final notice on the day that your domain name expires.
It is important that we are updated about any changes to your admin email address because this is where the notifications are sent.
To renew your domain names, simply visit the Client Portal page and click on your domain for options.
How long does it take to transfer a domain name?
Transfers are generally completed within 2-3 days.
What happens if I don't renew my domain name by the expiration date?
Within 3-14 days after the domain name expires the domain name will be removed from the name servers (DNS) which will interrupt any services such as Email, Website hosting, or URL Forwarding.
For certain registries, approximately 30 days after the domain name expires it will enter into a redemption period for approximately 30 days.
During the redemption period, you can still renew your domain name, but there is an additional redemption fee that vary a lot depending on extension.
If the domain name is not redeemed during the redemption period, the domain name will be deleted by the registry and made available for registration.
What is the redemption period?
For certain registries, approximately 30 days after a domain name expires it goes into what is called the redemption period.
The redemption period lasts for approximately 30 days.
During this period the domain name can be redeemed by the original registrant for an extra fee that vary a lot depending on extension, the fee always includes a one year renewal.
If the domain name is not redeemed it will be deleted by the registry and made available for registration.
I requested the transfer 4 days ago. Why has my Domain name still not transferred?
I requested the transfer 4 days ago. Why has my Domain name still not transferred?
In most cases, PHP-Fusion will receive a copy of your registry modification request and we are able to assist if you contact us first.
Please note that unless there's a discrepancy in the request, PHP-Fusion is not holding up your transfer.
For all domain names, the registrant or administrative contact has full control of the domain name and listed information.
At PHP-Fusion, we always list our client as both of these contacts to ensure your rightful ownership.
If you require our assistance, please contact us with full details (include your Domain name) and we will do our best to assist you.
Why can't I transfer my NEW Domain name to another Registrar?
You can change the DNS and/or A Records at any time by logging into your Account Login.
However, per ICANN regulations, you cannot change the Registrar for 60 days following a new registration.
After that time, you can request a transfer through the receiving Registrar and we will be notified of the move.
What is URL forwarding and how does it work?
URL Forwarding allows you to redirect or 'point' your domain name to another location.
Most often, this is used if you own multiple domain names and want to 'point' them to the same website.
It is also useful for websites that use a free website hosting service, but want the convenience of a domain name.
How do I setup URL forwarding?
When you register a domain name with PHP-Fusion, you will receive a free URL forwarding.
Once your registration is complete, you will be able to login to your account and setup your website forwarding address.
If you would like to setup URL forwarding for a domain name that you already own or would like to setup a cloaked URL forwarding account, please visit our URL forwarding section in the Client Portal.
What happens if I have to change my URL?
This is when the URL forwarding is most useful. You simply login to your account and update the URL that you want your domain name forwarded to.
What is a cloaked URL forwarding?
A cloaked domain is similar to regular URL forwarding, except that your URL will never change in the address bar.
When you use cloaked URL forwarding, your domainname.com forwards to your actual URL, but yourdomain.com stays in the address bar.
My images don't show up on my cloaked URL forwarding. What is the problem?
You will need to make sure that you are using the full images paths (i.e. http:/www.myhostspace.com/images/mygif.gif rather than /images/mygif.gif).
Why do I want to use meta tags with my cloaked URL forwarding account?
The advantage of using meta tags with your cloaked URL is that you are providing search engines with information about your website when they visit your actual domain name. Meta tags are lines of code at the top of an html page that instruct search engines and give them information about your website.
Some basic meta tags include:
Your Site Title Here - This tells Search Engines what the name of your site is.
Often times, search engines use these titles for the title of your listing within their search results.
- This gives search engines an idea of what your site is about.
Often times, search engines use the description as the description of your listing within their search results.
- This gives search engines an idea of what your site is about.
It is highly recommended that you have the basic meta tags in place when you use a cloaked domain.
While these tags are not the sole source of information about your website, they are useful in helping some of the engines determine your placement.
I have my own web server, how do I get my domain name to point to it?
If you currently have a web server for your site, we can point the Domain name to that server's IP address.
The domain name will remain on our servers and PHP-Fusion will continue to handle DNS and email forwarding for free.
To change the IP pointing, simply enter in the A-Record DNS information of your server or web host in your Client Portal.
NOTE : See PHP-Fusion´s Dynamic DNS Tool for a free auto IP updater.