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Guide to Domain Names


We have compiled our most popular domain-related articles in one place, starting from concepts to how-to articles to troubleshooting.



Registering a Domain Name

One of your first tasks in creating a website is choosing a domain name.  We have created a comprehensive section with advice on how to choose and register your domain name.

Renewing Domains, Expiration & Redemption

Since domain names are registered annually, you will want to make sure you keep your domain active by renewing it before the expiration date.  We have created a section that answers your common questions and provides step-by-step instructions.

Transferring Domains

Our comprehensive section on transferring domain names will help make the process easier.  And to make it even easier, check out our Manager Domain Transfers service, where we assist you in transferring your domain name.

WHOIS Information & Domain Privacy

All domain names are listed in the public WHOIS directory and determine who owns and controls the domain name.  Keep your contact information up-to-date and choose whether your name and contact information are publicly visible.

Managing Your Domains

Managing your domains registered with HostGator is easy with our new Domain Control Panel.  To learn more about what you can do and how you can do it, please visit:

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