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How to register a domain name

Follow the steps below to register a domain name with Afrihost:

  1. Go to the Afrihost order form
  2. Click on the ‘Web Domains’ tab.
  3. Select ‘Domain Registration’.
  4. You will now be presented with two options:
    Domain Parking
    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

    Domain forwarding or 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.
  5. Select ‘Domain Parking'.
  6. Click on ‘New Domain’, to register a new domain that does not exist yet.
  7. Next, enter the domain name you want to register in the search box to ensure that the domain name is available.
  8. All available domains will be listed on the right. Make sure that your domain name is selected and click on ‘Next Step’.
  9. You will now be taken to your shopping cart. Please check your domain details and click on ‘Checkout’ to complete your order.

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