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Frequently Asked Questions Hosting

Basics about Domain Names provided by OBHost.

What is the price of a typical (standard) .ART domain?
  • Pricing is set by the individual ICANN-accredited registrars from whom you will obtain your .ART domain. Based on our observations of the market, we believe that a typical one-year registration fee will be $15 – 25. Annual renewal fees should be priced about the same. .ART also offers .ART Inventory names (or premium names) that are described below. VAT may be applicable in addition depending on where you are located, if you are a business, and other factors.

What is General Availability Period? What does that mean?
  • It means the point in time during which requests to register Domain Names will be processed from any eligible party on a first come, first served basis. It is the start of the period when standard domain pricing as described above will be in place. .ART seeks to make domains affordable for anyone who’d like to express their passion for the arts and obtain a .ART domain. General Availability starts at 10th of May 2017 at 14:00 UTC.

What are TLDs & ccTLDs?
  • TLD is an abbreviation for top level domain. A TLD is the extension or portion of a domain name that follows the dot(or period). You are likely most familiar with TLDs like .com, .net, .biz, .info and .org. These TLDs are designed to signify something relevant to the domain. For example, the .com TLD stands for "commercial" while .net stands for "network".
    There is also an option called a ccTLD, or a country code top-level domain. A ccTLD is designed to signify sites located in or associated with certain countries or territories. However, most of the ccTLD options don't actually have restrictions regarding who can register a domain name. In fact, many ccTLDs are commonly misinterpreted as TLDs. For example, while .tv is commonly registered by television and media related websites, .tv is actually the ccTLD designated for the country of Tuvalu.
    There are also second level domain options too, particularly popular with ccTLDs. For example, the United Kingdom has a number of second level domains ranging from '.co.uk' (designed for United Kingdom based businesses) to '.net.uk' (designed for UK-based internet providers).
    Domain hacks are also a popular use of both TLDs and ccTLDs. A domain hack involves creating a full word or phrase when combining the domain name with the TLD to create something your audience will easily remember. A popular example is using the .me ccTLD for Montenegro, and combining it with "aweso" to create the domain aweso.me.

What is Preferred Access Period? Why prices were higher?
  • Our Preferred Access Period (that closes on 9 May 2017) was an exclusive period that provided the opportunity to members of specific art communities to be the very first to choose and register their ideal domain names. Names purchased during this period will be able to be renewed at the General Availability rates in the following years.

What is a Domain Registration?
  • A domain name registration is the simple process of reserving your website's name for a specified period of time. The two parties involved with a domain registration are generally the user who is registering the domain and the domain registrar. The domain registrant is the user who actually registers the domain name (you) and the domain registrar is the company who helps that user with their domain registration (OBHost).

How do i manage the domains i buy from OBHost?
  • When you register domain names from OBHost, you get access to our user-friendly MyOBHost control panel. You can manage your domains and all of the features included with your OBHost domain registration in this control panel. Just some of the domain features you’ll be able to manage include customizing your nameservers, transfer in a new domain, DNS and much more!

If i register a domain, Do i need website hosting to have a website?
  • Yes, you need web hosting to have a website.
    You can have a domain name. You can have domain hosting (AKA web hosting). But without the two together, you're not going to be able to have a website. Domain names and domain hosting are attached at the hip.
    When you register a domain name, you are acquiring exclusive access for your visitors to use that web address to find you online. But if you want to actually put up a website at that address, you need domain hosting. Domain hosting is the service used to store all of the files that make up your website.
    Think of domain names and domain hosting as a physical storefront. A domain name is like renting an address for a plot of land. It's your plot of land for as long as you keep paying your rent. At the end of the day though, it's still just a plot of land. You still need walls, windows, doors and a roof for your store. These are the files, databases, images and videos that your website consists of. This is your domain hosting. Without domain hosting, you can't have a website.
    At OBHost, we offer both domain name registration and domain hosting! Simplify the administration of your website by having both all in a single location!

My registrar is refusing to transfer my name. What do I do?
  • A registrar may legitimately deny a transfer request in certain limited circumstances, as follows:

    1) Evidence of fraud
    2) Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) action
    3) Court order
    4) Reasonable dispute over the identity of the person authorizing the transfer
    5) Domain name is on hold due to payment owed for a previous registration period
    6) Express written objection from the domain name holder
    7) Domain name is in "Lock" status (Registrars must provide a readily accessible and reasonable means for name holders to remove the lock status. Contact your registrar for assistance.)
    8) Domain name is within 60 days of initial registration
    9) Domain name is within 60 days of a previous transfer

    Registrars are required to specify a reason when denying a transfer request. Contact either the current registrar or the registrar you wish to transfer to for assistance.