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  I have redirected the DNS but I cant access my site via browser. Why?

Once your hosting account is activated and you modify the name servers, it will take around 12-24 hours for the changes to propagate across the Internet. Once this happens, your new web site will...

  I have seen advertisements for domain-name registration by companies not in the accredited registrar directory. Are these legitimate?

Yes, mostly they are. Registrars accredited by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) are authorised to register .com, .net and .org names in the registry. Some of these...

  I made a mistake in spelling my domain name. How do I correct it?

You cannot edit or modify a registered domain name. If you have misspelt your domain name you will need to submit a new registration with the correct name. Once your new name is registered, you can...

  ID Protection or Privacy Protect

You can now enable your Customers to keep harvesters & spammers at bay because hostripples now provides PrivacyProtect with every Domain purchased through your hostripples Account. With...

 Can I "point" more than one domain name at my site?

If you already have at least one Virtual or Vanity Domain attached to your account, you may choose to "park" additional domains, so that it can be reached via several different domain names. Parked...

 Can I edit the contact information and Domain Name Server information?

Yes, you can change your Domain Name Server and contact information at any time after registration. You Just need to contact us via our live chat or by creating the ticket with support department...

 Can I keep my domain name when I change a host?

Yes. When you need to move to another host, you just need to point your domain's name servers to this new host. For this you have to enter your new DNS in Client Control Panel.  Of you may ask...

 Can I register an all-numeric domain name?

Yes, you can register it via our online registration form without any issues.

 Can someone else register my name while it is being processed through the Registry system?

No. We do not use manual processing. Automated processing guarantees prompt submission and domain reservation. You cannot see your domain for few  hours because it is still being processed,...

 Do I have a control panel for the domain I register through you?

Yes. When you register your domain name through us, you make changes to the contact and Domain Name Server information through "Domain Control PanelYou would no longer need to rely on us to Change/...

 Do I need a website to own a domain name?

No, you can reserve a domain name even if you don't have a website (this is known as domain parking). Later, if you build a website, you can "move" your domain name to the company that is...

 How can I find who has done domain registration?

If you are unsure who registered your domain or need details on your expiration date, click on "Search WHOIS" function in the WCI's site. Upon entering your domain name, the "WHOIS" output will...

 How can I get a good domain name for my site?

You can search the domain names in domain name search and expired domain name search. Refer the links in Resources section of the website.Prepare the key words for the business and suggest a...

 How can I get an existing domain name?

If most common TLDs are not available with your required name, you can select alternate TLDs such as .biz, .tv. But , you need to make sure that your domain name doesn't contain any trademarked...

 How can I renew my domain name?

When any of the Domain names that you have registered come up for renewal, you will receive an email notification one month prior to the renewal date at the email address you have specified in your...

 How can I test the IP address associated with my domain name?

If you want to test the IP address associated with your domain name (or indeed, any domain name) you can use a Ping tool. If you're not familiar with this tool then you can use a public Ping...

 How can I transfer domain from other registrar to hostripples ?

Go to and choose "I want to transfer my domain to Hostripples" http://hostripples.in/secure/cart.php?a=add&domain=register

 How do I know there is some changes or somebody is hijacking my domain ?

Whenever there is a change in domain registration, you will get a mail from us. So you'll never be more than a few days away from being alerted to any attempt to hijack or otherwise change your...

 How does the Domain Names actually Work?

When you register a domain name, it is added to a large database of domain names. In this database, your domain name, contact information, hosting providers name server information, etc. are...

 How many years can I hold a domain name?

The minimum period for which a domain name can be registered is 1 year and even you can register up to ten years. You need to make sure to renew a domain name before it expires, or you may lose it...

 I can't access my site via browser even after 24 hrs. Why?

This might be due to your Internet service provider. They are not refreshing their server frequently. Better you contact them to solve the problem or please inform us, we will do it for you.

 I have decided that I do not want the domain name that I have registered. Can I get a refund?

No, Domain name registration fees cannot be refunded. However, you can choose not to renew, when the initial 1-year registration period is up.

 I have done my domain registration, What next?

Once you register a domain name, you will be able to modify its name servers. Those are addresses that associate this domain name with your web hosting account. Once you open a hosting account, you...

 I registered a new domain through your service. But when I perform a who is it does not shows it

It takes 12 to 24 hours for the Registry to activate a new domain. During this period the "whois" search will not produce such results. However, if you still face the same situation after 24 hours...

 I want to buy a domain, but I don't want to move my existing site from its current location at hosting . What can I do?

This can be done by "website forwarding" - i.e. a service that will automatically redirect visitors from your new domain name to your existing URL.

 Is all registrars are same?

The requirements that must be fulfilled to become a domain name registrar are not particularly stringent, and this has sometimes led to trouble since some registrars do not have the robust...

 Is it possible for another person to register my domain name after I have registered it?

.com, .net, .org and .in domain names availability is verified by us in a universal database of available .com, .net, .org and .in domain names through our Registrars. This system prevents a domain...

 My modifications in DNS setting via control panel is not reflecting in Internet. Why?

It's important to remember that DNS settings take TIME to propagate whenever you make a change. The changes you make are reflected at the Root Server level either once or twice daily...

 Once a domain name is registered, who is the legal registrant of the domain name?

When a domain name is registered, the individual registering the domain name (registrant) contracts the use of the domain name. However, there is no permanent registrant for any domain name.

 What are country level domains?

Most countries now have a matching top-level domain name, under which domains are sold (either directly, or with an intervening sub-domain such as. co. or. org.) These types of top-level domain...

 What are the advantages of domain name?

Domain names can be used to establish a unique identity in cyberspace. Domain names build credibility on the Web. Domain names improve your promotion chances and therefore your site's...

 What are the types of domain names (extensions or suffixes)?

.com- This is the general commercial site. .net- This suffix usually is reserved for network/Internet service providers, but there is not set policy on this. .org- This suffix is for service...

 What characters can I use when registering a domain name?

A domain name can contain the numbers 0-9, the letters a-z and the hyphen characters ("-" and consecutive hyphen characters "--") however the domain names cannot begin or end with a hyphen but...

 What does "hosting" my Domain Name mean?

Every Domain Name must reside on a host computer called a Domain Name Server. Domain name servers are connected to the Internet and use special software to translate Domain Names into...

 What happens if someone else has applied for the same domain name as me, and his or her application is pending?

The information returned by a Whois search is only updated once or twice a day, domain names that have been purchased are essentially "locked" instantly so that they cannot accidentally be sold to...

 What is ICANN?

ICANN is the new non-profit corporation that is assuming responsibility from the U.S. Government for coordinating certain Internet technical functions, including the management of Internet domain...

 What is Registrar? Where will I get a list of approved registrars?

The organisation, which is registering your domain name, is called Registrar. A list of all companies current operating, as domain registrars are available in...

 What is TLD? Where will I get more information about TLD?

A Top Level Domain (TLD) is the suffix that is attached to the end of a domain name. For instance, in the domain name mycompany.com, ".com" is the TLD. There are two types of top-level...

 What is Technical and Billing contact?

Technical contact is the person authorised to make certain changes to the domain name, such as alter the DNS servers associated with that domain name. Billing contact is the person to whom...

 What is a Domain Name Server?

A domain name server is similar to a phone book. It tells the Internet programs (e.g. web browsers) where to go by translating the domain name into an Internet (IP) address. All Internet...

 What is a Registrant?

This is the company or individual to whom the domain name actually belongs.

 What is a domain name pointer?

A domain name pointer is a domain name which simply points to your account. In other words, domain name pointers allow you to have as many domain names point to your website as you wish. These...

 What is a domain name?

A domain name is an address, or location, which gives you unique identity and brand on the Internet. Each domain has its own unique IP address, which is used to provide access to those files on the...

 What is a primary and secondary name server?

Primary and Secondary name servers are the two host computers on which a domain name is hosted. When a domain lookup is carried out, the Primary DNS server is consulted first, and then the...

 What is administrative contact?

The Admin (Administrative) contact is the person or entity entrusted with the ability to make significant changes to a domain name such as transferring ownership of that domain name to a different...

 What is domain parking?

Domain parking lets you cheaply reserve a domain name for future use and display an "under construction" default page on it.  You can register a domain and not park it anywhere but then your...

 What is the cost of domain name registration?

You will find the cost of domains at http://hostripples.in/secure/domainchecker.php  You will get a control panel with full access on your domain name.

 What is the need for registering multiple domains?

It is a strategy for businesses to protect their online identity is to register multiple domain names. Basically, when you have a great idea, why let somebody else have a free ride on your tail?...

 What is the procedure for Getting a domain name?

Search for the availability of domain name in the 'domain name search' option inhttp://hostripples.in/secure/domainchecker.php. If the domain name is already registered try for another. You should...

 What's the minimum number of characters in a domain name?

Most domain name extensions require a minimum of 2 characters for a domain name, although a few countries have set higher minimum for names registered under their extension.

 When I register a domain name, do I get a website too?

No, you do not usually get a website along with your domain name. Some domain registrars offer web hosting as an optional extra service, but you don't need to host with your registrar. You can...

 Who can register a domain name?

Any person or organisation can register a .com / .net/.org/.info/.biz /.in /.co.in domain names as they are completely unrestricted.

 Why does my e-mail address is important while registering a domain name ?

Be sure to use a "secure" email address when registering a domain name. Do not use free e-mail services such as yahoo or hotmail, these address may be inactive or deleted later according to their...

 Why should I register a Domain Name?

A Domain Name, apart from being your Internet address, is your own unique identity on the web. It puts you and your business online, to millions of people world-wide. When you register your...

 Will I be able to access my domain name with or without the www?

Yes, all clients can access their website with and without the "www". In other words, you can access your website at www.yourdomain.com or just yourdomain.com, both of which are the same website....

 Will I own the domain name after registration?

No, You own the right to use the name for a defined period of time. You will have to pay a renewal fee after your initial registration period expires, or face losing control of the domain name. You...