User Guide - Managing Your Domain Name
What is a Domain Name?
A domain name is essentially the address of your website; it helps your visitors remember your site, and find it easily. So, when you select a domain name, try to make it as descriptive as possible - for example: BestDogGrooming.com, QualityPlumbing.biz, or AdamsFamilyBlog.info.
Your domain name also becomes a part of your email address - for example: John@AdamsFamilyBlog.info. Essentially, registering a domain (or adding a domain to your hosting account) is the next step towards building a website.
When you sign up for a hosting account, you're typically given the option to register a new domain name. If you signed up without registering a domain, you can register one later. You may also point any other domain names you already own to your new hosting account. Keep reading to find out how to register, add, consolidate, manage, and renew your domains.
DomainCentral simplifies domain management. First, it's a central location where you can see all of your domains in one table, along with their various registrars, expirations dates, renewal options, and much more.
Second, from DomainCentral, you can configure domain options (for multiple domains at a time), edit domain information, and add services.
The basic process of using DomainCentral consists of these steps:
The following sections walk you through each of these steps.
Consolidate All Domains into DomainCentral
If you registered domain names in different places, they will integrate into your account in different ways. Here are the possible domain types and instructions how to merge them into your hosting account:
Manage All of Your Domains
DomainCentral makes it easy to manage the domains associated with your account. If your domains are registered through EasyCGI, you can:
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You can also:
Renew Your Domain
Renewing your domain name is a critical part of maintaining your website. If you've registered your domain with EasyCGI, or transferred your domain registrar to EasyCGI's registrar, you can renew your domain manually in DomainCentral, or enroll in our Automated Domain Renewal Service.
Article: Domain Renewal