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How to register a domain name

Registering a domain name gives you ownership of a unique online address that you can use to establish a web presence for your company or personal brand. Using that address, people will be able to find and visit your website or send you emails. Registering a domain name only means you are reserving the domain name and will only be charged the registration fee only. In order to host a website and/or emails you will need to sign up for a monthly package.

Sign up for a web hosting and email package. 

If you would like to register a domain, host emails, and a website, please read our Help Centre article.

Sign up for an e-mail- only package. 

If you would like to register a domain and sign up for an email-only package, please read our Help Centre article.

  • Go to the Afrihost order form
  • Click on the ‘Web Domains’ tab.
  • Select ‘Domain Registration’.
  • You will now be presented with two options:
    • Domain Parking: enables you to register and reserve a domain name for future use. It is a good way to ensure that a domain name you wish to use in the future will not be registered by someone else in the meantime.
    • Domain Pointing: is the rerouting of a domain name to another web address. You can point any domain name you own to any other domain name of your choice.
  • Select ‘Domain Parking'.
  • Click on ‘New Domain’, to register a new domain that does not exist yet.
  • Next, enter the domain name you want to register in the search box to ensure that the domain name is available.
  • All available domains will be listed on the right. Make sure that your domain name is selected and click on ‘Next Step’.
  • You will now be taken to your shopping cart.
  • Log into your account if you already have one or create a new one.
  • Check your domain details and click on ‘Checkout’ to proceed.
  • Select your existing payment method or enter a new one.
  • Tick the boxes to confirm you understand and accept the terms and conditions of the sign-up.
  • Select ‘Complete Order’ to process your application.

Congratulations, you have successfully registered a domain name. You will receive confirmation of your order via email.

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