Frequently asked questions

What is a domain name?

A domain name is nothing more than your website’s name or address. It’s how customers find and contact you online. Think of it like a contact on your phone. Each phone number you add is assigned a name so that it’s easier to remember.

Do I need to have a hosting account to buy a domain name?

No, you don’t need to have a hosting account to buy a new domain name. However, if your ultimate goal is to create a website with your domain then you need to purchase a hosting service. Don’t worry, at iPage we’ve got you covered with a free domain name for 1 year with the purchase of a hosting package. You can get started here.

How do I buy a new domain name?

Buying a new domain name is simple. Use the search bar above to enter the word that best describes your business or idea then follow the prompts to check its availability. As a rule of thumb, your domain name should be no more than 6-14 characters long. Keep it short and catchy so it’s easier to remember.

What if I already have a domain name at a different company? Can I transfer my domain?

Absolutely. In fact, we recommend it for optimal support. You’ve got two options to choose from. You can transfer your domain registration to us or you can update your DNS to have the domain point to us. It’s really quite simple. Don’t forget to ensure your domain name is unlocked and that you have obtained an authorization code from your current registrar. If you run into any issues, don’t hesitate to contact us.

* Domain free for first year is only available with the purchase of a hosting plan and it is only applicable to non-premium domains.

+ The introductory prices are for the first term of service only and automatically renew at the regular rate. Note: Qualified plans include a 1 year registration. If you register a free domain through us and wish to cancel your account, there is a non‐refundable $15 domain fee if you would like to keep your domain.