Purchasing a domain (or transferring one)
Written by Noah S Saturday, 30 January 2010
Here is a quick visual guide for purchasing a domain from Arvixe web hosting. To start, open up a web browser and go to http://www.arvixe.com. At Arvixe.com scroll down to “Freedom of the Web at your Fingertips”. Enter the domain name without the *www* and without the domain ending. I have chosen to use *arvixedemo2.com* for the example. (If you are transferring a domain make sure the domain is unlocked, that privacy is turned off (this can take 24 hours to resolve), and that you have the transfer key from your old domain registrar).
http://whois.domaintools.com will allow you to check if these settings are correct.
At this time the Arvixe billing panel can only handle ordering/transferring 6 top-level domains (.com, .net, .org, .info, .us and .biz) but any domain can be used with your Arvixe hosting account. Click “Search Availability” and after the page loads click on the “Register” button with the correct ending (.net, .com, etc…).
If you are transferring the domain click on “Transfer” instead, it will then be added to your shopping cart. (If you want to add more domains you can click on the Transfer or Register button next to their name. This will add them to the cart.) Click the Next button and you will be brought to step 2 where you can enter your user name and password then continue to the third step.
The first part of step 3 of 4 will allow you to purchase a hosting plan if one is needed, you can also see the .01 discount I received; this is because I already have one domain with Arvixe. For each domain beyond the first , you get a .01 discount for each other domain (i.e. 2nd domain is 1 cent off, 3rd domain is 2 cents off, 4th domain is 3 cents off, etc…).
If you do not need to pick a hosting plan you can select “Next” and enter the information you want to point your domain to. I will be using the account that I have with Arvixe, *arvixedm*. Entering this will automatically point the domain to the correct hosting account.
The final part of step 3 of 4 will allow you to verify your order. Click on “Place this Order” which will purchase the domain and allow you to pay for the domain.
If you have any questions you can contact sales.