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Domains: How do I register a domain name?
The registration of a domain is not the same as the hosting of the domain.
When you register a domain it simply gives you the right to define where the domain should be pointed to.
The registrar can point the domain to the web hosts "name servers". These name servers hold detailed information about the machines that are hosting the domain.
It is a good idea to register domains with a different company than the company that is hosting the domain. The advantage is that if you are not satisfied with your web host, you can always sign up with a different host, and point the domain to the new hosts name servers. This would not be the case if you registered the domain through your web host. It is also the reason we run our registration service as a separate business from our hosting.
There are many domain registrars on the net.
Our domain registration service is at: echo2.com
But you can use any registrar you like.
The important part is, that when you register the domain you should make sure to tell the registrar to point the domain to our name servers.
Also, if we didn't prepare your account for the domain when you signed up, you need to login to the Site Owner Panel and request that we add the domain to our name servers.
When you register a domain you should allow time for the domain to propagate itself to the internets root name servers. Domains from Echo2.Com are usually up and running in a matter of minutes, but for some registrars it can take up to 48 hours.
Last update: 12.07.2009, 21:09
Author: EchoEcho Support
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