How to register and buy a domain name

This article describes how to purchase and register a domain name from A2 Hosting using the Customer Portal.

Domain registrations and renewals are non-refundable, because the domain registrar does not cancel or issue refunds for these items. When you register a domain, you own and control it. You can point it to a hosting plan (with any company), and you can transfer it to another domain registrar at any time.
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Registering a domain

To register and purchase a domain from A2 Hosting using the Customer Portal, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to the Customer Portal.
    If you do not know how to log in to the Customer Portal, please see this article.
  2. On the menu bar, click DOMAINS, and then click REGISTER A NEW DOMAIN:

    Customer Portal - Domains - Register a new domain menu

  3. In the Find your new domain name text box, type the name of the domain that you want, and then click Search:

    Customer Portal - Domains - Find your new domain name

  4. If the domain name is available, click Add to Cart:

    Customer Portal -Domains - Domain available

  5. If you want to add any of the additional domains in the Suggested Domains list, click Add to Cart.
  6. Click Checkout when you are ready to check out. The Domains Configuration page appears.
  7. To add a hosting package to the domain, click No Hosting! Click to Add.
  8. Select any additional options you want for the domain:

    • To use external DNS hosting for the domain, select the DNS Management check box.
    • To help protect your personal information, select the ID Protection check box.
      This feature, also known as WHOIS privacy protection, prevents your personal contact information from appearing in the domain's public record. This protection can help reduce the amount of unwanted e-mail (spam) sent to your domain.
    • To forward e-mail messages addressed to the domain, select the Email Forwarding check box.
  9. Under Nameservers, if you want to use custom nameservers, specify them here.
  10. Click Continue. The Review & Checkout page appears.
  11. On the Review and Checkout page, select the length of time for which you want to initially register the domain:

    Customer Portal - Domains - Review & Checkout

  12. Click Checkout. The Checkout page appears. If you have an A2 Hosting account and are logged in, the personal and billing information appears automatically. Otherwise, complete the fields.

    If you have a promotional code, type it in the Enter promo code text box, and then click Validate Code.
  13. On the Checkout page, under Choose Account, select the account that you want to use.
  14. In the Domain Registrant Information list box, select the contact that you want to use to register the domain:

    Customer Portal - Domains - Registrant Information

  15. Under Payment Details, select the payment method that you want to use.
  16. Select the I have read and agree to the Terms of Service check box.
  17. Click Complete Order.
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