Question: What is a domain name?
If you ever noticed anyone effectively advertising
their-own-site.com on a
building, a TV commercial,
or the radio, their-own-site.com
is an example of a domain name that has been
In order for a person to use a specific .com, .net,
.org, .biz, .info, .us domain name as their
own unique website address on the internet,
that person had to register for exclusive ownership
of the domain name first.
Question: Can anyone register a domain name at
Yes, anyone can easily register their own (.com,
.net, .org, .biz, .info, or .us) website address
for present or future use. As a domain registration
company, HostSite.com, can make sure that
the domain is properly registered under your
ownership. Unlike other companies, we will never
domain names under our own name. It is your domain
name! At HostSite.com, our goal is to give
you as much control over your own domain name as
Question: How much does domain registration cost?
Domain registration at HostSite.com is just $13.95
per year. There is no hidden fees for reserving a
It is very straight forward. Anyone can register
their own domain name a HostSite.com because it
no special knowledge or computer skill in order to
complete a domain name registration here.
Question: How long does the domain registration
Domain registration at HostSite.com is quick, and
normally takes about 3 to 4 minutes to complete.
Once you have submitted a registration and paid for
your domain name, and after we have verified
your payment, you can now be the proud owner of your
domain name: www.your-sitename.com
Question: After I register a domain name, do I
own exclusive rights to use my domain name?
Yes, you own the right to use the domain name for as
long as the domain name is registered under your
However, you are responsible for making sure that
registering the domain name will not interfere with
laws pertaining to domain names and its legal use.
Question: Is registering a domain name at
HostSite the same as registering it at Network
Yes, you basically get the exact same product
(domain registration), but at a much lower price.
Rather than paying $35/yr for domain registrations
and renewals, wouldn't it be much nicer to just
pay the lower $13.95 instead? While we are doing the
same service (domain registration) for less,
keep in mind that we also include value added
services for free here that Network Solutions would
charged you extra money for if you should ever need
to use them. For example, we include free
value added services such as private unlisted
registrations, domain parking, domain forwarding,
domain masking, and managed DNS services such as MX,
IP, and CNAME pointing.
Network Solutions will charge extra for these
services, while we give it away for free with the
Question: How do I add more renewal years after
You can renew now even way before your domain name
expires. Adding extra registration time by simply
login into your:
Renewal Manager. You will never lose any time by
renewing early because the extra time is
added to your current expiration date.
Question: How do I put up a website using my
You will need to web hosting plan to make your
domain name work on the internet.
Click here to read the "Web Hosting Frequently Asked
Questions" page which should
answer this question.
Question: What can I use to build my web pages?
You can use Microsoft FrontPage 2003 to build your
web pages without even having to
know html. Its simple to use and quite intuitive.
Although we support Front Page Extensions,
we do not recommend using FrontPage
Extensions to upload your web pages
since it will break your pages in the future if
you should edit those pages later without using Front Page.
Uploading using FTP gives you the most flexibility
and compatibility with future editing and is the preferred
method of uploading web pages.