Move your domain
- How do I transfer an
existing domain name?
- What is the procedure for
registering a new domain name?
- How do I register a non-US
- What is propagation?
- Whom shall I contact regarding
domain name billing?
How do I transfer an existing domain name?
If you have already registered your domain name elsewhere,
www.msextoys.com, Inc. will try to assist you in transferring
your domain to us. The transfer process depends on the
registrar with whom you registered your domain name.
you can indicate on your www.msextoys.com, Inc. order form that
you would like www.msextoys.com, Inc.to request the transfer for
you. We will make the request. The registration office and
will request confirmation by sending a message to the e-mail
address they have on file for you. Once they receive an e-mail
response from you to confirm the transfer, they will go ahead
and transfer the domain name to our network, usually within
five business days.
Please contact other registrars directly to ask about their
domain transfer procedures. Inform them that you wish to
transfer your domain to www.msextoys.com, Inc., and provide them
with the nameserver information listed above.
While waiting for the new nameserver information to propagate
around the Internet, we recommend maintaining your site at
your current host to avoid down time for your site. During
this time, you can use the IP address that we gave you to
mirror your web site on www.msextoys.com's, Inc. servers until
the transfer is complete.
If you have any further questions, feel free to contact
our support staff:
What is the procedure for
registering a new domain name?
If you wish, Hostway will be happy to assist you in
the entire process of registering your new domain
name. For U.S. domain names (.com, .net, .org), we
will send your domain name registration request to a
registrar. We will add a charge of $70 to your first
bill for hosting services to cover the first two years
of registration. In the third and subsequent years, we
will bill you $35 per year to cover the continuing
costs of registration.
The relevant information from the order form you submit
to us will be forwarded immediately to an accredited
registrar to register your domain name. The registrar
typically completes the registration process within 24
hours of receipt. The propagation process normally
requires 48 hours.
If you would like to simply register a domain name at
this time without signing up for hosting services, we
offer free domain parking on our special offers page.
If you reserve your domain name in this way, you can
activate it with a hosting account at anytime. You
should receive confirmation that your domain name has
been registered within one week of submitted your
request; if not, please contact us. If you have specific
concerns about the registration process or about the
information that has been submitted to InterNIC then
please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although www.msextoys.com, Inc. is fully able to host
non-U.S. domains, we cannot register such domains with
the appropriate foreign domain name authority. Non-U.S.
domain names must be registered by our customers; see
below for further information.
How do I register a non-US domain name?
Although Hostway welcomes and currently hosts many
international domains, we do not register international
domains. We provide here a general overview of the
process, which differs slightly from country to country.
First, check with the domain registration agency to
verify that your new domain name is available.
Second, check to see whether the domain registration
agency for your country requires an account to be created
on GlobeInt's servers before they will proceed with the
domain registration procedure. IF SO, submit your order
to Hostway before requesting the registration of your domain
name. We will then email to you information about your
account, including your IP address and information about
nameservers and their net addresses. This is the
information typically required by your country's domain
registration agency to register the domain. You should
wait 48 hours between receipt of your order confirmation
from www.msextoys.com, Inc. and submission of your domain
registration request, to allow time for the nameserver
information to propagate.
What is propagation?
When a visitor types your domain name into their Web
browser, their request is referred to a nameserver
that indicates the physical location (the IP address) of
your domain on the Internet. When your site location
changes to a new IP address, or when a new domain name
is added, nameservers around the world must be notified
of the change. This process is referred to as propagation.
Propagation normally requires 48-72 hours. During this
period, if you are transferring your domain, some
nameservers will refer to the old location of your site
and some to the new location. Therefore, a visitor accessing
your site may be directed to either the old or new
location. If some visitors are still being directed to
your old site location after 72 hours have elapsed, you
should contact your previous Internet Presence Provider and
request them to update their DNS and delete your domain
from their servers. Once this has been done, and this
change has been completely propagated, the transfer to
your new location will be complete.
Whom shall I contact regarding
domain name billing?
If you requested www.msextoys.com, Inc. to handle the
process of registering your domain name, we handle the
billing for your registration charges. (See the answer
to Question 1 above.)
If you handled the registration process for your domain
name yourself, all questions and payments regarding
domain name registration should be directed to your
domain name registrar. Your registrar typically charges a
fee to cover an initial registration period, and then
charges an annual fee thereafter. If you are not sure
who your registar is, please contact our
and we will find out for you.