Domains – FAQs
How long will it take for my new domain name to become active?
Domains will be registered as soon as you order them, however it can take between 24 and 72 hours for a domain name to become visible on the Internet as each DNS updates its database of domain names..
Can I buy a domain name, but not buy web hosting?
Yes. You do not have to buy the web hosting when you buy a domain name. If you decide to add web hosting in the future you can easily upgrade with one of our feature rich hosting packages.
Do I own the domain name?
Yes – unlike some companies we always register the domain in your name or in your customer’s name if you are working on someone’s behalf.
Can I transfer the domain at any time?
Yes, you can, and we provide a control panel so that you can make these changes yourself at any time and that’s all included in the price. There are no charges for transferring your domain name.
Do I get a certificate of ownership for the domain I purchase?
In the past Nominet issued certificates as confirmation of the contract that exists between Nominet and the registrant and this continued until August 2003. Paper certificates and reply Forms have now been replaced by an online system called Registrants Online.