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Domain names

How do I register a domain name and sign up for hosting at the same time?
If you would like to register your domain name and sign up for hosting at the same time, just go to our order online.  You will be given an opportunity to purchase a new domain in the ordering process (if the domain name is available). Once finished, your hosting account will be setup and your domain name will be registered right away. You will receive a welcome email from us with all the information you need to get started within 6 hours of signing up. Your domain name will take about 24 hours to 'propagate' throughout the internet and be usable. In the meantime you can publish your site using the information that you receive in the "account details" email.

What is a domain name ?
A domain name is the address for your website (such as dreamlink.net). It's how your website will be found by your visitors. Once you register a domain name, it can only be used by you (domain name administrator) during the period for which you reserve it (usually a year or more). Domain name registration does not create a website accounts for you !. For that, you need a web hosting provider such as dreamlink.Net.

Every website you visit is actually just some files on a computer somewhere. We call those computers "servers" because they serve web pages to visitors. Serving web pages is commonly known as web hosting.
Your domain name must be pointed to your web host using a DNS service.

Domain name Registration ---> DNS ---> Web host

Do you host Domain Names that have not been registered by Dreamlink ?

All you have to do is go to our order online page and enter your Domain name. During the order process, you will be given a choice to transfer your existing domain. And if you have any problems at all with your domain transfer, please contact our technical support staff who will be happy to help you. You will receive your welcome email with all the information you need to get started within few minutes of signing up.

We welcome clients whether they are registering a new domain or transferring an existing domain from elsewhere. As long as you own your domain, you can transfer it to Dreamlink.Net. We accept international/foreign domain names (.uk,.br,.cn,.au.. and so on) .
To use your existing Domain Name with Dreamlink.Net, your domain name must be "transferred" to our servers. This is simply having the nameserver (DNS) information for your Domain Name updated to point to our servers (DNS). This change is made with the entity that registered your domain name, your Domain Name Registrar.
You must contact your Domain Name Registrar and request to modify primary and secondary name servers (DNS) as follow ;

Primary DNS

Secondary DNS

NS.DREAMLINKDNS.NET NS2.DREAMLINKDNS.NET

For your convenience this information is included with your account information when your account is set up.
 

I have decided on my domain name. What is the process for registering it?

Once you have decided on a domain name , you will need to register it. Dreamlink can register your domain name for you.  Simply use the form situated on this page. Enter your domain name and then select if you want only register the domain name or if you want register and host it with us.
 


How to transfer my domain name to Dreamlink.Net ?

1)
If you want register your domain through us (we can register your domain name for only $8.95 year), you do not need to make other changes. We'll automatically apply correct DNS to your domain name and your domain name will start to work with your hosting account in 24 hours or less . If you want register your domain through us simply order now an hosting account and enter your preferred domain name. If your new domain name is not available you'll be invited to enter/search another domain name. 

2) If you registered your domain through any other Domain Name Registrar , please be sure to apply following name servers to your new domain name; 

Primary DNS

Secondary DNS

NS.DREAMLINKDNS.NET NS2.DREAMLINKDNS.NET

After that your domain name will point our nameservers (DNS) and so you can start to use our hosting services . Order a new hosting account and enter your existing Domain Name . We welcome clients whether they are registering a new domain or transferring an existing domain from elsewhere.  We can host also international/foreign domain names (.uk,.br,.cn,.au.. and so on) .

As long as you own your domain, you can transfer it to Dreamlink.

To host your existing Domain Name with Dreamlink.Net, your domain name must be "transferred" to our servers. This is simply having the nameserver (DNS) information for your Domain Name updated to point to our servers (DNS). This change is made with the entity that registered your domain name, your Domain Name Registrar. You must contact your Domain Name Registrar and request to modify primary and secondary name servers (DNS) as follow ;

Primary DNS

Secondary DNS

NS.DREAMLINKDNS.NET NS2.DREAMLINKDNS.NET

For your convenience this information is included also with your account information/details when your account is set up.  

Does Dreamlink Hosting support third level domains (myname.yourdomain.com) ?
Yes. We can point any sub domain to a directory under your main account so you only have to edit one account. The only restriction is that you have the main domain name (ie yourdomain.com) with us and the sub domain has to be in the form of: something.yourdomain.com.
 

 



How can I check information associated with my domain name, such as my contact details?

You can use the  superWHOIS tool available on this site.

How can I find out if a domain name has been taken?
Simply use the form situated on this page. Fill in the complete name you want to check and select the extension such as ".com", ".net" and so on. The form will either return the name of the company or individual owning the domain name, or an indication that the domain name has not yet been taken.

I don’t remember who my Domain Name Registrar is. What can I do ?
Use Dreamlink's domain name search tool available  superWHOIS . Enter your domain name and search for the Registrar.

My Domain Registrar requires that I go online to transfer my domain. What information do I need to give them to successfully transfer my domain name to Dreamlink ?
You will need to provide your current registrar with Dreamlink nameserver information (DNS). 

Primary DNS

Secondary DNS

NS.DREAMLINKDNS.NET NS2.DREAMLINKDNS.NET

My domain is about to expire. How do I renew it ?
When your domain name registration approaches its expiration, you will receive an email notification.
You can easily renew your domain name registration by login in your customer area.

I changed my mind about the domain name that I registered. Is it too late to change it ?
Once you register a domain name, you cannot "un-register" it. If you find that the domain name you choose no longer suits your business or personal needs, you should register another domain name. The domain name you originally registered will continue to be registered to you until the end of the registration period. Registration and Domain Registration renewal fees are non-refundable.

What does it mean to transfer your domain ?
When you transfer your domain you are just pointing it to our servers. This means when someone types your domain name in their browser it will go to your Web site on our servers. In order to transfer your domain you must go to the registrar where you purchased your domain name and have them update your records. We will gladly help you handle your domain transfer. Please read this faq on how to make your dns changes.

 

 

 

 
 

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