Registration & Renewal FAQ (15 Articles)

Com Domain Registration – How to Register .com Domains

It is fast and easy to register a .com domain name. With SiteGround, you even get a free domain name with your hosting account upon registration. You will be asked for the desired domain name during the signup process. If you already have an account and want to register additional domain names, you can do this in your User Area . Once you login go to the Order page and use the Register a Domain box to check if your domain is available for registration. If so, please follow the instructions on that page to register the .com domain you want. Note, that if the desired domain name is taken, you will receive suggestions about similar…

What are .me domain names?

. me domain names are currently one of the most attractive and hottest domain names on the market.  .me is the country code top level domain for Montenegro. Initially, . me domains were available only to individuals who are Montenegro citizens. Fortunately, this requirement has been removed and today . me TLD is available for registration to everyone. It is attractive as it can be utilized both as a personalized web address and as a catchy business marketing tool. . me domains are great for personalized domains, call-to-action domains, and social network activities. . me domains are also a preferred choice for blogs, resumes, and personal pages. SiteGround customers can register . me domain names from their SiteGround Customer Area > Order > New Domain section.…

What are .mobi domain names?

dotMobi is the first and only top level domain designed to help users find internet content that will work on their mobile phones. Browsing through mobile phones is getting more and more popular and dotMobi domains are used to create a website that is specifically designed for mobile browsing. There are currently more than 1.1 million web sites designed for mobile users, and that number is continuing to grow at an incredibly fast pace. dotMobi websites are normally created as an addition to your main site and are smaller, more concise and faster. Of course, you can just park your . mobi domain to your main website while you are preparing the mobile version of the site. In this way you will also protect your brand from competitors who might wish to take advantage of the name recognition generated by your main domain. The main advantage of dotMobi for users is that they are theoretically guaranteed a site optimized for usage on the go. dotMobi websites can be easily accessed via a variety of mobile devices, including cell phones, SmartPhones, Windows Mobile Devices, RIM devices and more. To easily optimize your website for mobile browsing, the dotMobi community has created useful resources to guide you through this process: mobiForge - The world's largest independent mobile development community mobiThinking - Global resource for marketers to understand and exploit the new opportunities presented by the mobile web ready.mobi - A tool for testing the mobile readiness of your website DeviceAtlas - The largest and the most accurate mobile device database available mobiEmulator - A tool for checking how your website looks to a typical mobile phone user. SiteGround customers can register . mobi domain names from their SiteGround Customer Area > Order > New Domain…

What is domain name registration?

Domain name registration is the act of reserving a name on the Internet for a certain period, usually one year. It is important to know that this domain will remain yours for as long as you renew it and there is no way to purchase a domain name forever. Domain name registration is necessary for a website, an email or another web service. However you don't have to always register a new domain name. Many companies allow you to use subdomains of their domain names for a website, or you can have an email with their primary domain (ex. yahoo.com, gmail.com). The most important thing about a domain name registration is that it gives you personality and recognized identity. Once you register a domain name, the information about its owner is publicly available. The price for a domain name registration varies greatly on its extension. For example, the most common .com is the most affordable one, while some country-specific domain name extensions are 5 times more expensive. For detailed information about domain name prices, please contact our Customer Care via phone or chat, or check out the prices in your Customer Area. If you'd like to register a domain name, please check out our offers…

Why do I receive suspicious mails to renew my domain with another registrar?

There are some deceiving registrars called ' domain slammers ' who send misleading emails urging you to renew your domain with them. Please check Wikipedia for more information about domain slamming . Such emails are generally considered as 'scam' and you can safely disregard them. If you are uncertain which is your registrar, you can easily check it by going to whois.sc . When a domain is registered by Siteground you will see: Registration Service Provided By: siteground.com or Registration Service Provider:     STD Group Inc. Reported domain slammers:   Liberty Names of America Domain Registry of America Domain Registry of Canada …

How can I renew a domain name that is registered by SiteGround?

You can renew your domain name registered through SiteGround from your Customer Area > My account > Domain names . We renew for free domain names registered during the initial hosting account signup. That goes with any successful renewal of your hosting account. All other domain names have to be renewed separately. All SiteGround services including domain names are set on automatic renewal billing. This means that we will attempt to bill you automatically when your renewal is…

My free primary domain name has expired, please help!

If your domain name was registered for free as part of a promotion during your hosting account creation, we will renew it for free as long as your hosting account remains active. This is an automatic process and in order to take place, you just have to renew your hosting account. All other domain names have to be separately renewed. If your hosting account is inactive and your primary domain name has expired, you will be able to renew it from your User Area > My Accounts >…

Do I need to renew my free primary domain name?

If you got a free primary domain name as part of a promotion when ordering a new hosting account at SiteGround, you don't have to worry about renewing it. It will be automatically renewed as long as you renew your hosting account. In all other cases you have to renew separately any additionally purchased domain names. Even if you have set an additionally purchased domain name as primary, it will not be renewed for free as per our Terms of Use.…

My domain has expired. Can SiteGround re-register it for me?

Unfortunately we cannot register an expired domain managed by another registrar / hosting company. This is an ICANN official restriction which allows no exceptions. In such cases we recommend to contact your previous host / registrar and to renew your domain with them. After that you can consider transferring it to…

Do you register special domains – .co.uk, .ca, .eu, etc.

Yes, we register the following special domain names .co.uk, .org.uk, .ca, .eu, .me, .mobi, .tel, .nl. We also offer all popular domain name extensions for registration. You can register all of the above by logging in your Customer's area and going to the "Order" tab. There is a link "New Domain" which will guide you further.…

Will my personal information be deleted from the WHOIS database if I do not renew my domain name?

If you let your domain name expire,  your information will not be immediately erased from the WhoIs database. There is a period of about 90 days when you still have exclusive rights to renew the domain and for this period the WhoIs will still reflect your details. As soon as the domain name has been released from the Regsitrar and becomes available for registration to the general public, your information will no longer be associated with it. Some websites that provide WHOIS information, however, keep their own records about domains. Therefore, your personal information will be still available in their databases for some time.…

Can I renew my domain name with you only and let the hosting account expire?

If the domain name you would like to renew is an additional feature to your hosting account,  it will be listed for separate renewal. You will be able to renew it by: 1. Logging in your Customer Area 2. Going to My account section 3. Proceeding to Additional features . If you purchased your domain name when you signed up for your hosting account with us, then the domain name renewal will be included in the renewal of your hosting account and the domain name will not be listed as a separate feature.  If you would like to renew the domain name only in this case, please post a ticket in the Billing issues category of the HelpDesk in your Customer Area. …