Domain Registration

Can you register my domain name?

Absolutely! We are partnered with a full registrar service, so rest assured, we can register, manage, and renew your domain for you, no problem!

Can I use a Domain I already have?

If you have already registered your domain name with another provider you can totally use it with us! In the beginning we will probably set you up with a pre-dns login, so you can start working on your site before the domain name is actually active on our service. When you do end up either pointing the traffic to us, or transferring the domain to us, the transition is nearly seamless.

Can you renew my domain for me each year?

Yes, we can. There are 2 situations with this:

  1. We Registered Your Domain
    • If we register your domain name for you, we absolutely renew it for you each year.

      We put your domain on Auto-Renew by default, which means it will automatically renew one month before its expiration date. We do this so you don't miss an email and accidentally let your domain expire. :)

      Domain registration and renewal is $12.99/year for most domains, which is billed in addition to your regular hosting fee.

      If you don't want your domain to renew, be sure to contact us at least 31 days before it expires to turn auto-renew off.

  2. You Already Own Your Domain
    • If you'd like to transfer the management of your domain to us so we can renew it for you, you will need to transfer your domain to us.

      NOTE: Transferring a domain can take 7-10 business days to process, but your site is normally kept online during this process.

Do I have to buy a domain to try out HostBaby?

In order to try out our services at HostBaby, you will need to OWN a domain name. Although, you don't need to purchase a domain name from us. If you already own a domain name, you can simply sign up with that domain.

If you do not already own a domain, we will need to register one for you in order to get started. We charge $12.99/year for .com/.net domain name registrations. Contact us for pricing on other domain extensions (TLDs)

Keep in mind that even if you decide not to host with us after the free trial, the domain name will still be yours for the year, which you can use with another hosting service.

What Domain Extensions can HostBaby register?

Currently HostBaby can register the following domain extensions:

  • Generic top-level domains (gTLDs)
    • .com - $12.99
    • .net - $12.99
    • .org - $13.49
    • .info - $18.99
    • .biz - $18.99
    • .name - $18.99
    • .mobi - $18.99 (Minimum 2-year registration)
  • Country code top-level domains (ccTLDs)
    • ccTLD pricing and registration lengths vary, if you are interested in a ccTLD please contact us for more details!
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