Viewing my free registration credits


#1

Hello,

I just signed up to host a couple websites at dreamhost.com. During the registration I stated I already had a domain registered elsewhere, and I planned on using the free registration (the one that comes with a hosting package) later on.

Well, in trying to determine if I had received the free registration credit, I went through this page as stated on your wiki:

https://panel.dreamhost.com/index.cgi?tree=domain.registration&

But when I go to the page, and I provide a domain to ‘check availability’, it warns me to double-check that the name is correct and registrations can not be undone.

My question is: Are you providing that warning because when you check availability, it will immediately register the domain? I ask because I don’t necessarily want to register it RIGHT NOW, I just want to see if I have the free credit.


#2

We’re just customers here, but most of have seen that warning. It’s just an advanced notice that you’d better be careful before you continue. The actual registration and payment is a couple of steps later.

However, to check registration credit, go to the Panel under Billing -> Account Status and check your standing. Free domain is just a $9.95 credit, which I don’t have at the moment, so I can’t verify where this amount actually shows up.

-Scott


#3

I’ve always been somewhat bothered by that warning myself. It does seem to be a page or so early in the registration process.

Then again, since this is the “last” opportunity to correct typos, I suppose it could be argued that it is the right place for the warning. I put “last” in quotes because you can always back out using the browser, but that there isn’t an explicit “I’ve made a typo” button.

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