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Registering Domains

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Configuring Domains

To add a new domain name to your account:

  1. Click the Domains icon on your control panel.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the Add icon.
  3. Choose the type of domain you want to register.

You can choose out of the following options:

Entering a top level domain name

To transfer an existing domain or register a nonstandard domain with your account, use the first form:

If you are creating a regional domain (e.g. your_domain.uk) or would like to use a different domain registration company, no automation is provided. Thus, first you need to make sure that you have a valid domain name. Enter it into the lower box, omitting the www. part.

Following the registration you will get an e-mail notification with the information to send to your domain name registration company. They will make appropriate changes on the root DNS servers, and within a couple of days your domain will be accessible at the new IP address. In the meantime, your site will be available by the instant domain alias.

Domain registration is a standard procedure.

  1. You purchase a domain name from a domain registration company (Zanyspace domain registration provider is zanynames.com)
  2. You register this domain name with your web-hosting provider and get your new IP address.
  3. You send this IP address to your domain registration company, where it is set as the IP address for your domain name. It is only then that your site becomes available to all Internet community.

 Creating yourname.zanyspace.com domains (Third Level Domains)

Third level domains are registered on your provider's DNS server. You don't need to register a third level domain with a domain registration company. If you choose to create a third level domain, it will contain your provider's domain name. E.g. if your provider's domain name is zanyspace.com, and the third level domain you are registering is mythirdlevel, the fully qualified domain name would be mythirdlevel.zanyspace.com.

Third level domain registration is available only if it is allowed under the selected plan. Functionally, third level domains have same features as second level domains.

To register a third level domain name, enter the desired domain name in the Domain name field. From the box on the right, select provider's domain name where you would like to create the third level domain:

 Parking External Domains

This feature allows you to use H-Sphere DNS server to map IPs to domain names serviced and hosted on other servers (not those of H-Sphere). In this case, a DNS zone is created with a custom DNS A record for the domain name and its IP is entered in the form below:


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Configuring Domains


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