Domain Questions

 

1) How do I get my domain working with HD?
2) How do I register my domain name?
3) Why doesn't my web site work yet?
4) What are the name servers for my site?
5) Shouldn't the domain name I registered be working by now?
6) Can I view my site before my domain updates?
7) Can you host an international domain (TLD)?
8) How do I get files onto my web site?
9) What's the difference between domain pointing and domain parking?

 

1) How do I get my domain working with HD?

Quite simple. If you can pull up your Welcome Email, you'll notice DNS entries to plug in to your registrar. You will need to go to the provider whom you registered your domain name from (for example: networksolutions.com), login to your master domain panel and update your domains 'NAME SERVERS' to:
NS1.PCWEBHOSTIN.NET and NS2.PCWEBHOSTING.NET

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2) How do I register my domain name?

You will need to register with a domain registrar at www.waltbren.com/domains/

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3) Why doesn't my web site work yet?

Upon activation of your web site, it will take your site 24-72 hours to update DNS entries AROUND the globe and replicate your domain name with the assigned IP address through the system. Basically, every DNS "phone book" will be updated within a MAXIMUM of 72 hours and at that time, anyone in the world can access your site using www.yourdomain.com. YOU may be able to access your site within 24 hours, but people across the country from you, may not be able to access your site until 24 hours from now.

This is true with ANY web host. Meanwhile, you may access your web site by visiting your IP address which is in the format of:

http://111.111.111/~username.

Just replace the numbers with the IP address from your welcome email, and the username with yours.
(See next question for more information.)

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4) What are the name servers for my site?

These name servers are in your Welcome Email. They are: NS1.PCWEBHOSTIN.NET and NS2.PCWEBHOSTING.NET.  Again, please allow 24-72 hours to update DNS entries AROUND the globe and replicate your domain name with the assigned IP address through the system.

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5) Shouldn't the domain name I registered be working by now?

Upon registering your domain name, it will take your site 24-72 hours to update DNS entries AROUND the globe and replicate your domain name with the assigned IP address through the system. Basically, every DNS "phone book" will be updated within a MAXIMUM of 72 hours and at that time, anyone in the world will be able to access your site using www.yourdomain.com. YOU may be able to access your site within 24 hours, but people across the country from you, may not be able to access your site up to 72 hours.

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6) Can I view my site before my domain updates?

Certainly! Simply point your browser to the IP address in your Welcome Email. Use the following format:

http://111.111.111/~username/

Just replace USERNAME with the username assigned to you in your Welcome Email. and replacing the IP with the one provided in that email as well.

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7) Can you host an international domain (TLD)?

We can host it! Just be sure when you sign up for your domain, that you use the proper extension.

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8) How do I get files onto my web site?

There are several ways. Either by uploading your files one by one via your control panel or, an easier way, by using an FTP/HTML editor to upload your files (such as FrontPage, CuteFTP, etc.). All you will need to do is configure the HTML/FTP editor to work with your site and you should be good to go!

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9) What's the difference between domain pointing and domain parking?

Pointing - pointing a TLD domain name to a sub-domain giving it the appearance of an account of it own

Parking - making a second domain name point to the same web site as another.
 

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