Domain Name Registration and Transfers
NEED HELP WITH A DOMAIN TRANSFER to CyberchuteDomains? We'll do it for you at NO EXTRA CHARGE.
DO YOU KNOW YOUR DOMAIN RENEWAL DATE? How can you find when your domain expires? Check the status of your domain registration using Domain Tools
Domain names can generally be between 2 and 63 characters long (not including the extension), and contain the characters a-z, 0-9 and '-' (hyphen). Domain names cannot start or end with '-' (hyphen). Domain names are not case sensitive and may be displayed in a way that makes the meaning more clear (i.e. ThisDomain.com). You can now also register multi-lingual domain names. Keep domain names short and simple and avoid hyphenated words if possible. Generally, the shorter the domain name the easier it is to remember, say or write down, and the less chance of users remembering it incorrectly. A note of warning- If any of your domain registrations contain a Mindspring, Earthlink or AOL email address you may have difficulty receiving the automated messages warning of an expiring domain registration due to the blind "blocking" systems. Check WHOIS to find your registration email and expiration date. Another solution is to set your registration to "automatic renewal" but you must also make sure that the expiration date on your credit card is up to date at all times. An expired domain name can result a "redemption" fee of $200 or more and extended down time for your web site and a lower search engine ranking, or in some cases you could lose your domain name to someone else.
When transferring a domain from a different registrar you must first UNLOCK "transfer protection" at your old registrar and TURN OFF any "private registration" functions and make sure that the email address associated with your registration is a working address. Next, you will need to first obtain a transfer AUTHORIZATION CODE from the original registrar, otherwise the transfer will not be successful. Contact the registrar's Support if you don't find the Authorization Code shown in the DNS or Privacy screen of your current registrar's control panel.
To complete the transfer process to ENOM.COM you must also respond to a "confirmation" message that will come from http://transfer-approval.com by clicking on the link provided and clicking the "Approval" response button.
10/15/07 -Industry Wide Top Level Domains (TLD) Price Increases. On April 10 2007, ICANN approved increases for 5 major TLDs, .com, .net, .org, .info, and . biz. These increases go into affect on October 14, 2007. Every single registrar in the industry is passing these costs on to their resellers and customers.
9/27/07 - New "user guide" web site for Network Solutions customer control panel - HERE - (Don't expect much)
5/29/07 - RegisterFly renewals are being handled by GoDaddy.com. Details here.
Free Parking Policy - Cyberchute offers "free parking" for domain names. If you are adding a new domain to the server but you are not going to develop the site immediately, please contact Support to request a free "parking permit". Normal hosting charges will begin when the working web site goes "live". Email service is available with free domain parking for a fee of $5 per month, billed quarterly or by the year.
DO NOT BUY EMAIL, HOSTING OR ANY OTHER SERVICES FROM DOMAIN NAME REGISTRARS!!! Email service, with spam filtering, is FREE with all Cyberchute hosted accounts. Domain parking with email service is available for a small annual fee. Our hosting service comes with free Total Support.
NOTE: To prevent accidental or unauthorized transfer of your domain registration be sure to request (check or select) "DOMAIN LOCK" or Domain Protect" from your domain name registrar. If you wish to transfer a domain AWAY from Network Solutions be sure that you TURN OFF the Domain Lock function first. Many registrars automatically turn on "Domain Protect" for all domains registered. Transfer of ORG domains now requires an Authorization Key or EPP code.