In this article, we will be covering how to add a new domain name to your account. To start this process, you will need to be logged into your Members area at https://hostbaby.com/members/ If you do not know how to do this, Click Here for our article on how to login to the Members area.
Once logged in, click on the navigation link on the left hand side of the page titled, "Add a Domain".
You will be presented with a screen that looks like this:
There are 2 steps to this process:
First, type in the name you want to register in the box called "Domain Name". I have placed a red box around it in the above image.
Note: If you try to register a domain name that is already registered with us, you will get a message that looks like this:
"An account under this domain name already exists; please contact us at 1-888-448-6369 or via the contact form to update your account."
This means someone on our service is already using this. If you think this is in error, feel free to give us a call, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next, select what you would like to do with the domain!
There are 4 options:
- Just Register and Park the domain - Exactly that, we are just holding the domain for you to use when you are ready. Registering it ensures no one else can register and use this domain name. Great for when you are just getting started, and while not ready to build a site, have a great name you want to save for later.
- I'd like to build a new site on this domain - The most common choice. Basically, you are telling us you want to buy a new domain name, and that you want to build a site on it. Doing this lets us know you want to build a new site, and we set up your account, web space and domain name automatically to be ready for your use; unlike the previous option where we only registered the domain name.
- Point my domain elsewhere - Typically this is for when you want to have a custom domain take you to a facebook page or your CDBaby artist page.
- Other: tell us what you'd like to do! - Pretty much exactly as it sounds. As an example, if you were wanting a WordPress installation on your site, instead of our ATS Sitebuilder, you would select this option and in the prompt it will give you, type in that you need WordPress installed, and we will make sure it happens!
Once you have typed in your new domain name and selected what you would like us to do with it, you click the button titled, "Add domain to my account". You will then be taken to a page that looks like this:
At this point you are done! if anything else is needed, we will send you an email with specific concerns.
Congratulations! You just registered a new domain!