All domain names are valid for a minimum period of 1 year from date of registration. Hosted.com does, however, offer longer registration periods up to a maximum of 10 years. Automated Renewals and Notices: All domains have auto renewal enabled when registered with Hosted.com Auto Renewal enables the system to generate your domain renewal invoice. Should you have a valid bank card saved to your account the system will automatically process the payment on your behalf. If you have disabled Auto Re… Read More


How long a domain is valid for, is up to the Registrant. At Hosted.com, a registered, or transferred domain is valid for a minimum period of 1 year from the date of registration.
Domains can be registered for longer periods at a time, currently the maximum period is 10 years.
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Additional Information:Registration PeriodsDomain Renewal NotificationsDomain Auto-Renew
Domain Expiry
Domain Redemption
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If your domain is displayed as Not Eligible for Transfer, it means that certain restrictions or conditions are in place that prevent the domain from being transferred to another Registrar. These restrictions can vary depending on various factors such as: The domain’s registration status. The domain extension (TLD). Specific policies or requirements, as set by the domain’s Registry for that domain extension (TLD). Recent domain registration or renewal. A lock imposed by the current Registrar. It … Read More


A domain transfer can typically take between 5 to 7 working days to complete. To ensure a smooth transfer within this timeframe, we require two key elements: accurate information and your current hosting provider’s full cooperation. Kindly provide us with the correct details and remind your hosting provider to assist us promptly, after initiating the transfer process. Transfer Domain  |  Bulk Domain Transfers Additional Information:Registrant HousekeepingWhat is a domain transfer?How … Read More


Having a .com domain adds that extra international professionalism and is perfect if you are aiming for global commercial recognition, then a .com TLD (Top Level Domain) domain is your go-to choice. Advantages of a .com Domain When taking your business online, there are multiple advantages of having .com domain names for business websites: Easily Identifiable The .com domain is the memorable and easy to remember domain extension. It also tends to be more authoritative and credible in users’ e… Read More


When you register a domain name, it may take up to 24 hours for it to become active. Hosting, on the other hand, can be immediate upon activation (after payment) or when your website is ready to go live on the world wide web. Table of Contents
Additional Information:Register a Domain NameDomain Name RenewalWeb HostingDomain or Hosting Queries Additional Information: Register a Domain Name Customers who register a domain name, free* with selected hosting packages on Hosted.com, will find that th… Read More


The role of a Registrar primarily involves interacting directly with the public and facilitating the registration process for domain names. Registrars act as intermediaries, enabling individuals and organizations to acquire and manage their desired domain names. They provide services such as domain name search, registration, renewal, and transfer to the public arena. On the other hand, a Registry plays a distinct role in the domain name ecosystem and they are crucial for maintaining the stabili… Read More


The Whois global database publicly displays all domain registration details, including the domain name, Registrar, name server, contact information, and more. Table of Contents
Additional Information:Whois information includes:Domain Name InformationIP Address InformationAutonomous System (AS) InformationPublic DatabaseContact InformationQuerying Databases ICANN’s WHOIS Policy
General Data Protection Regulation
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How to Register a Domain – Step by Step Here’s a quick step by step on how to register a domain with Hosted.com. Check Availability – enter your desired domain name with the preferred TLD extension in the search bar on the Domain Registration page Explore Similar Options – the result will show a list of similar domains with different TLD extensions. Consider purchasing them to protect your brand. Add to Cart – Select your domain by adding it to the Cart A domain registration is only valid for o… Read More


Choosing the perfect domain name is the first step in giving your business an online presence, and it’s important to choose wisely. Not only is it your address on the web, it’s also a representation of your business. Here are some pointers to help you out: Table of Contents
Using Your Company Name:Premium Domains:Using Characters:TLDs, 2nd Level TLDs & gTLDs:Give Yourself Options:Search for the perfect domain name: Using Your Company Name: Registering your business name as the domain is a gre… Read More