To get a domain name, you must first go to the website of a domain name registrar such as GoDaddy or Network Solutions. Once there, you must use their search tool (usually located on the front page of the site) to determine if your desired domain name is available. If the domain name is available, you will be given the option to purchase it with a credit card. Domain names can be purchased on a yearly basis, or you can purchase them for a number of years. Depending on your needs, it may be wiser to purchase the domain name for a number of years, as most registrars offer price breaks for doing so.
Once you have purchased the domain name, the registrar company will send you an email with an account name and password. Keep this information in a secure location, as you will need it when it comes time to renew the domain name. You will also need this information so that you can point your domain name to the Alliance Communications DNS servers.
When you have received your account information from your registrar, you will need log into that company's Web site and change the DNS for your domain name so that, rather than using the registrar's parked servers, they will instead point to the Alliance DNS servers. The addresses to use for this are ns1.alliancecom.net and ns2.alliancecom.net. Once this has been done, you simply need to contact us and let us know that you are ready for us to host your domain name. While doing this, keep in mind that DNS changes typically take 24-48 hours to propagate throughoug the Internet.
Please note that you will incur a $3.95 monthly charge when hosting a domain name with Alliance Communications. Please contact us for more pricing information or for further assistance.