Domain question


#1

I purchsed a plan here that offered a free domain registration. Will that domain be automatically registered in my control panel, or do i need to manually add it.

Currently the account is active but most things tell me i don’t have a registered domain.


#2

G’day toadbee.
As far as I understand, you will need to register a domain, and DH will foot the bill–as long as you remain a paying customer with DH.
All the best -
marsbar


#3

Thanks for the reply.
When signing up, I entered the domain name that Dreamhost is/was to register for me. In my control panel it is not listed as a domain i.e. i don’t have one listed yet. So am I to enter the domain i asked DH to register for me, or once the domain is registered and propigated, will it show up as one of my domains?


#4

When did you sign up? Have you received notice from DH confirming your domain registration? If you haven’t, expect to receive a few emails from DH soon. In the meantime, just try and add the domain to your account and see what happens - I don’t think that will break anything. :slight_smile:
All the best -
marsbar


#5

i have a question within this…

if we decide to part ways with dreamhost in say a year or two[not that i want to] will i retain all rights to the domain name??

i’m from australia… i’m unsure what the legality or rights of this situation are.


#6

hey marsbar -
I signed up on the 3rd - account is active. I never recieved anything specifically saying “we regeistered your domain”. It has not propigated or even been listed yet with whois servers -and that takes time I understand.

But i receive semi-ambiguous things like: “NOTE: This assumes that your domain is pointing to our servers - this usually takes from 12-48 hours after you sign up and transfer/register the domain. Until the process completes, you won’t be able to access your email account.”

Under Domain --> manage i see this :" You currently do not have any domains set up on this account. If you would like to change that, you may now add a domain. "

?? - so if you don’t think I’ll blow anything up - maybe I’ll try it. What I’m hoping to find or hear is “If you got a free domain when you signed up, sit back and relax” or “add it as a domain” :wink:


#7

I would contact support (and then be patient for them to get back to you).

-Jason

I40.com - Home Page
MP3Mystic - Personal Streaming Music server.
(Neither of these sites are still hosted at dreamhost)


#8

Yes, you need to add your domain in your control panel.


#9

OK - i think you were right - because i registered the domain free off charge. Very weird though, when you purchase a plan - the second screen asks you for the Domain you’d like to host… Anyway, thanks i suspect it’ll all come together now.


#10

G’day stockt12.
According to this DH Knowledge Base article, “Will my domain be registered under my name or DreamHost’s?” you own the rights to your domain name.
All the best -
marsbar (also from OZ)


#11

Did you blow up anything, toadbee? :wink:
See if this DH Knowledge Base article helps - if not, contact DH Support.
All the best -
marsbar