You can click here to check if a particular domain name is available or not. If you receive a "NO MATCH" result, it means that the domain name is available at this time. The name may be in the InterNIC queue and therefore may be taken before you are able to register it. You can also check the status of an existing domain name, if you have already registered one. In the unix shell environment, you can type whois domainname.com, to see if the domain name you are interested in is available.
It can take up to a week. Most domain names are registered the same day or within a couple days. Domain name transfers usually take longer, since their are several factors involved that we have no control over.
The administrative contact will receive email from firstname.lastname@example.org informing you that the domain registration was processed by InterNIC and approved for use.
The total length of the domain name including the extension, usually .com, may be up to 26 characters. The characters allowed in a domain name are limited to letters, numbers, and the dash (-). A domain name cannot begin or end with the dash.
COM is for individuals, commercial and profit organizations.
ORG is for miscellaneous, usually non-profit organizations.
NET is for network infrastructure machines and organizations.
EDU is for 4-year universities and degree granting institutions.
GOV is limited to top-level US Federal Government agencies.
US state and local government agencies, schools, libraries, museums, and individuals should register the US domain.
InterNIC is charging a $50 yearly fee ($100 up front for the first 2 years) to everyone, in addition to any fees ISPs charge for processing.
WCO charges $40 to process a domain name. This $40 fee is waived for business accounts. The $100 fee is payable to InterNIC, not to WCO. You will receive a bill from InterNIC for their portion.
InterNIC says:The registration fee for a new domain name is $100. New domain names are valid for two years from the date that the Registrar activates the domain name. The Registrar will remove domain names from the database upon the request of the domain name holder: however, the fee is non-refundable. Deleted domain names will then become available for reuse by another party after a 60 day hold period.
Within seven days of domain registration, an invoice will be sent to the billing contact (or administrative contact if the billing contact does not exist) referenced on the domain template. The invoice will be sent by the method chosen on the registration template. It will detail the domains that have been registered and their associated fees. The body of the invoice will allow an indication of intent to both pay and the method of payment.
To date, the National Science Foundation has subsidized the cost of domain name registrations through a cooperative agreement with Network Solutions, Inc. With the explosive growth of the Internet, the costs have exceeded NSF's ability to provide funding from taxpayers' money; therefore, fees will be imposed on all users of the five top-level domains for which Network Solutions is responsible (.com, .org, .net, .edu, and .gov).
Call our office at 707-586-3060 or 1-800-WCO-INTERNET and ask the receptionist to fax or mail our Domain Registration form to you.
A virtual domain allows your web pages to be accessed by http://www.domainname.com/ It is important to tell us if you want to use our virtual hosting service as it is put in on a case by case basis. You can fill in the request form here if it wasn't checked on your domain registration form.
In order to ensure proper operation of our nameservers, we put in place a default DNS record for every new domain that moves to our service. This default record points web requests to WCO's home web page. This is a necessary first step in establishing a Domain Name Service. Once the domain is approved for use by InterNIC and they have updated the root nameservers with the correct pointers, we can then begin making changes to the dns record to reflect the customer's requests.
default: http://www.wco.com/~login with domain: http://www.domainname.com/~login with virtual address: http://www.domainname.com
InterNIC will allow one person/business to have multiple domain names, as long as you pay them the fees for each name.
You can park as many domains on WCO as you wish, it generally works best with one account per domain name. If you would like more than one web page with a domain name, you can set up multiple Shell accounts ($15/month + $35 set-up each) and register domain names ($40 registration fee) accordingly.
Yes, you can send email to email@example.com with the information that you wish to modify. These modifications include contact and billing information. There is a $10 processing fee to modify your domain name.
A change in the spelling of your domain name or a change of the top-level suffix (for example moving from .com to .org ) requires both submission for a new domain, and deletion of the old domain. There is a one-time charge of $40 for this type of change.
WCO does not recommend the publication of a domain name before the name has been registered and confirmed by InterNIC. You will receive email from firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm that the domain name has been registered in your name.