Currently, Directnic has the registrations for .com, .org, .net, .biz, .info, .name, .us, .cn, .tv, .eu, .cc, and .ws TLDs.
Here are the steps to register a domain.
When an available domain is found, click on that domain to add it to your shopping cart. When you finish finding available domains, click on the "Check Out" link.
Examine the list of domains in your shopping cart, selecting the number of years for the domain registration. Then, click on "Continue Purchase."
Choose the appropriate contacts and nameservers for the domains. You can use Directnic default nameservers if you want to use our hosting services. Then click on "Continue Purchase."
Verify your purchase information, double check your domain name spelling, enter your credit card information (or use your Directnic Dollars) and click on "Purchase." (Note: only click purchase ONCE; the process can take several minutes)
1. Customers of Directnic have the ability to register unlimited domains that are not longer than 63 characters (excluding the extension after the dot sign) and that has not already been registered by another entity.
However, if the domain name is found to violate the intellectual property rights of another entity (trade name for example), then the owner of the domain may be liable for damages or be subject to a dispute over the ownership of the domain name.
Disputes over domain names are handled according to the ICANN Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy which can be found at http://www.directnic.com/legal/udrp.php.
2. The Organization contact you choose for the domain will be displayed in WHOIS as the registrant of the domain. During the registration period, the registrant is the owner of the domain. Directnic is your registrar. You have the total control of your domain name and you can make modifications, transfers, or sell the domain name at any time during your registration.
Please be aware that the administrative contact of the domain has the administrative control of the domain. In addition, the owner of the account where the domain is located also has power to manage the domain. This happens when you ask someone else to register the domain for you. You are listed as the owner of the domain but the reseller places the domain in his/her account instead of your own account.
There is only one exception: Ｆor .EU domains, the organizational contact (the registrant) of the domain has the administrative control of the domain.
After the domain expires, you will be given 30 days grace period to renew the domain. If you do not renew the domain within the 30 days, you might lose the ownership of the domain.
3. For .com, .net, .org and .tv domains, you do not have to register a domain name for two years as required with some other registrars. When you initially register a domain name with Directnic, you can register it for any amount of time from one year to five years. The minimum time for registering these domain extensions with Directnic is one year. Nevertheless, on January 15, 2000, ICANN announced that they would honor domain registrations up to ten years.
For .name domains, the minimum is two years.
You can transfer domains from another registrar to Directnic. To transfer your domain names follow these instructions:
Note: ALL domain extensions now require you to obtain the authinfo code from your current registrar and then enter it in the proper field when you approve the transfer as the administrative contact. We currently do not process incoming transfers of .tv, .ws and .cn domains.
Your hosting information will remain as the same during or after the transfers. Your website will not be affected during the transfer as long as your hosting company continues to host your site after the transfer.
If you would like to change your hosting status and let Directnic host your site, you will need to set the nameserver to Directnic default in your account after the domain is transferred.
To forward email from your domain name to an existing email address, first select one of the hosting options, such as the redirect, parking, Direct DNS or website hosting, and then follow these instructions:
NOTE: If you want to change an existing email forwarding rule, first delete the existing rule and wait several hours for the deletion to take effect. Then, add a new rule in its place.
POP3 email accounts allow users to have mailboxes on a server with their domain name. This means that if you own the domain name, yourdomain.com, hosted by Directnic and sign up for a Directnic POP3 account, you can receive and send email at email@example.com.
In order to set up POP3 email accounts for your domain, your domain must be on Directnic nameservers, i.e. using one of the Directnic hosting services such as free hosting, bannerless hosting, redirecting, parked, for sale, Direct DNS, etc. If your domain is hosted elsewhere, you cannot add Directnic POP3 email accounts to your domain (unless it uses Direct DNS).
The maximum size for an outgoing email message is 2MB, including its attachments. Each account can store up to 15MB of email. The price for the primary account is $10 per year, and for each additional email account for the same domain is $5 per year.
For more information on POP3 email, please read our POP3 Email User Guide at: http://directnic.com/help/guides/index.php?guide_id=14
Directnic webmail is a typical mail client, just like Eudora or Outlook. The main difference between Directnic webmail and clients like Eudora and Outlook is that our client is web-based. The main advantage of using a web-based mail client is that you can easily access it from any computer with an Internet connection and a web browser.
Directnic webmail is not associated with a specific email address. It is a generic mail client. One webmail account can be used to check any number of POP3 or IMAP mail accounts. The only association between a specific email address and your webmail account may be for the discount we give for each POP3 account you purchase with webmail.
Pricing: Webmail costs $10 per year. For each POP3 mail account you have with Directnic we will give you one webmail discount of $5. Webmail initially comes with 5MB of storage space. You can add additional space in 10MB increments for $5 per year.
To purchase Directnic webmail, login to your Directnic account, then click on the link titled "Webmail Access" on the left side of the page under "Basic Options".
The Domain Name System (DNS) lets you host your own webserver and mail server for your domain name. Using a DNS service, such as Directnic's Direct DNS service, and a web server on your own computer, you can set www.yourdomain.com to be hosted on your computer, instead of using a commercial or free hosting service. However, you must be running a webserver, such as Apache. For detailed information about Direct DNS, please refer to our FAQ and type in keywords "Direct DNS" in the search window. The direct link to our FAQ is http://www.Directnic.com/help/faq.
Check the traffic going to the domains that you have hosted with Directnic.
Full history statistics are available for all domains hosted with Directnic (not including redirected). Stats can be found at: https://secure.Directnic.com/myaccount/hosting/bannerless/stats.php
For domains using bannerless hosting or free hosting with frame type and pop-up type of advertising, you will need to copy a tracking script and paste it onto your index page HTML.
A merchant account enables your business to accept online credit card payments from customers. There is no application fee and nearly every applicant will be approved instantly. For information, go to http://www.directnic.com/features/merchant.php
Temporarily park a domain after registering with Directnic to obtain an "under-construction" page.
To park your domain:
We sell three kinds of SSL certificates from Comodo's InstantSSL line of products at a discounted rate:
1. InstantSSL Pro: This certificate can be purchased up to 3 years at a low cost of $45/year with a warranty of $100,000.
2. PremiumSSL: This is the type of cert we have been offering but the price now is only $60/year. It can be also purchased up to 3 years. The new price applies to renewals of certificates purchased last year.
3. PremiumSSL Wildcard (i.e.: *.dndchosting.com): This certificate can only be purchased for 1 year for now, but it can be purchased for 1, 2 or 5-server license. Wildcard cert can be used to support multiple virtual hosts at a low cost of $425.00/year for a single server (2 servers - $445/year, 5 servers - $475/year).
PremiumSSL warranty and PremiumSSL Wildcard warranty are both $250,000.00 and have prioritized support.
If you have a static IP and DNS running properly on your computer, you can register a nameserver through Directnic based on the domain that registered through Directnic. To register your own nameserver:
Warning: Using "Create Nameserver" service will create an actual nameserver for which advanced configuration and software is required at the IP address of the computer. Do not create a nameserver unless software has already been installed to run the nameserver.
SiteCreator is a service that creates custom-designed websites for users from a wide array of templates available on the SiteCreator site.
A 3-page site costs $20. A 5-page site costs $30. A 10-page site costs $40. To use SiteCreator, go to: http://sitecreator.directnic.com. Select the pages you want and click on "Submit."
You can use any domain name for the SiteCreator sites. If the domain is not hosted or registered with Directnic, you can choose to have the website files emailed to you or download the files then you can upload the files yourself to your hosting server.
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