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Once you have everything you need, perform these 4 simple steps.
Do you have questions about GIWS services?
We have the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about our customers below.
A domain is a user-friendly naming system that allows people to easily navigate web servers and web pages. Rather than making people type in an IP address whenever they want to access a certain web page (like 184.108.40.206), websites are instead assigned easy-to-remember character strings, called domains.
Before you can transfer your domain you need to complete these steps :
1. Unlock your domain Domain providers lock a domain as a security measure to prevent unauthorized changes like transfers. Unlock at your current registrar before it can be transfer to us
2. Authorization code You will provide us an authorization code from your current domain provider that will allow us to transfer the domain . it can be called EPP code, transfer code, authorization key, or an auth. code
3. Submit it Paste your transfer code, click ‘Add to Cart’, and head to the checkout to make your payment. Your domain transfer will automatically complete within 40 minutes to 4 days.
There are a couple ways to see if a domain you want is available. First, simply type the URL into GIWS search—we’ll tell you if the domain can be registered or not. Or, search for the domain in Whois Lookup.
Buying a domain is easy. Start by typing in the exact domain you want, or just keywords you’re interested in, into the domain search tool. When you find one you like, add it to your cart, and check out like you normally would. More.
Some of the most common domain extensions you’ll see are:
.com – The most popular TLD around, this was originally designed for commercial businesses, but can now be used by any individual or organization on the Internet. .biz – Designed for use by businesses. .org – Most commonly used by nonprofit organizations, this domain extension has since grown to be nearly as ubiquitous as .com. Anyone can register a .org domain name. .net – Like a lot of TLDs, this one was intended for use by networks (think Cox Cable), but can now be used and registered by anyone. .gov – Unlike the domain extensions above, the .gov TLD continues to be restricted, meaning only government organizations are permitted to use it. .mobi – Oftentimes a company or organization registers their domain name using .mobi if they’re showing a mobile-only version of their website. .ng (or other country specific domains) – You’re likely to only see ccTLDs that match your home country. These are restricted, and may only be registered by a company or organization that resides within the same country. For example, only NG companies may register a .ng domain name.
Domain names can be used in a number of ways. Direct visitors to your website’s home page or use complementary domains to send them to specific areas of your website ( e.g. yourcompany.jobs for a careers page). Or, forward a custom domain to an existing social media account, like your Twitter profile or Periscope channel. With a domain name you can even set up custom email addresses like firstname.lastname@example.org, which can be used to conduct business or communicate with your followers. More.