1. When I register a domain name, who will have ownership of it? - Top First, let's define the word “own”. You don't really “own” a domain; a better word to use would be “lease”. Find out more about Domain Names here. Usually, when you purchase a domain name, you will have full Lessorship of your domain name for the length of time that you paid for it. Usually, leases range from 1 to 5 years. Upon the expiration date, you are required to pay to renew your "lease" or you will lose the lease. But during the lease term, you can move your domain name somewhere else or modify it however you want. You have full control over your domain name.
2. How long does it take before my domain name is active? - Top Once your domain name has been registered (or transferred, if applicable), it usually takes about 12-24 hours to be active. All Internet providers must update their records (DNS tables) to reflect the new site's location.
3. Can I transfer a domain name registered someplace else to GriotSites.com's domain registration service? - Top Yes, it is possible to transfer your domain registration to GriotSites.com To do so you need to fill out the order form select "Transfer Domain", and enter the EPP authorization code. Once you do that we can proceed to transfer your domain name. Pricing for domain transfers and renewals varies by domain type (TLD) and may be seen on our order form.
Important Note: In order to transfer your registration to us you must submit your request to us at least 14 days before your domain name expires at its current registrar. If it's past that date you'll have to renew with the current registrar. Your domain name must be "unlocked" with the current registrar, and you will frequently need a domain transfer code or "EPP code".
4. Will there be any downtime in transferring my domain name registration to GriotSites.com? - Top There is no downtime associated with transferring your domain name registration to GriotSites.com. Once the domain is transferred you may wish to change the DNS on your domain to point to our name servers. If you do change your DNS servers, this can introduce downtime of up to 24 hours.
5. How long does it take for the DNS to update? - Top From the time you change the DNS on your domain name to point to our name servers, it will take approximately 12-24 hours for the change to propagate throughout the Internet and become active. During this time, your Web Property may be down until the change has fully propagated through the Internet.
6. Can you host domain names other than .com .net .org .biz .info and .us? - Top The following are the top level domains (TLDs) and country code domains (ccTLDs and ccSLDs) that can be registered or transferred to GriotSites.com. If the TLD or SLD you want to register is not on this list, then GriotSites.com cannot register that domain.
7. Can I have additional domain names point to my hosting account? - Top Yes, you can have additional domain names point to your current account. All of our hosting plans have the ability to support multiple domains except for Bronze Street. You will have the option to point multiple domains at the same directory (e.g. domain.com and domain.net point to the same place), or to separate directories (e.g. domain1.com to /domain1directory/, domain2.com to /domain2directory/).
8. Who is the ICANN? - Top The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is the non-profit corporation that was formed to assume responsibility for the IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management, and root server system management functions previously performed under U.S. Government contract by IANA and other entities.
9. What is GriotSites; DNS information? - Top The following is GriotSites' DNS information. You can use this when registering a new domain name or modifying an existing domain name.
Primary Name Server: NS1.GRIOTINTERNATIONALLLC.COM Secondary Name Server: NS2.GRIOTINTERNATIONALLLC.COM
10. Can I access my domain address with or without the "www"? - Top Yes, you will be able to access the domain address with or without the "www" in front of the domain name. Example: [http://www.your-name.com] or [http://your-name.com] is acceptable, whichever you prefer.
11. Are 3rd level domains available (anyname.mydomain.com)? - Top
Yes, you can use a 3rd level domain name, such as yourname.GriotSites.com, to use on a new hosting account or with an existing account. The hosting plans are the same as those posted for normal domains; the advantage to these is that no domain registration is needed. This means no domain registration fees!