Purchasing a Domain (or Transferring One)

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 “Domain Search.” Enter the domain name without the *www* and without the domain ending. I have chosen to use *arvixedemo3.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.


Entering a Domain

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…).


Added to Shopping Cart

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.


Login to your billing account

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 .03 discount I received; this is because I already have three domains with Arvixe. For each domain beyond the first, you get a .01 discount for each other domain (i.e. 1st domain is 1 cent off, 2nd domain is 2 cents off, 3rd domain is 3 cents off, etc…).


Discount/Hosting Plan

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.


Pointing the Domain

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.


Finalize order

If you have any questions, please leave a comment or you may contact sales!

Happy Hosting!

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17 Comments on Purchasing a Domain (or Transferring One)

  1. tianqiao says:

    I am ordering the domain name.

  2. abu says:

    how can drupal build site be publish after a person buys your domain?

  3. Monique says:

    I bought personal class pro thursday with 1 free domain, I want you to register it for me, because I can’t find it!

    • Noah S says:


      You can either send an e-mail to our sales department sales[@]arvixe.com or you can start a live chat by clicking on the link on the top right side of the screen. The tech will be able to help you claim your free domain.


  4. Omscowonder says:

    Hello Noah, i do appreciate your fast response, can arvixe host amy blog with 100K unique visit per Month?
    Thanks alot.

  5. George says:

    Are there any limits on CPU or server load limits for Arvixe hosting ?

  6. Marcos says:

    Order has been placed as per ticket request

  7. Trucco says:

    What are all the possible benefits of transferring a domain vs. just pointing a domain registered elsewhere?

    • Noah S says:

      Hi Trucco,

      The benefits of transferring to Arvixe are:
      -Domain transfer is 7.95 and renewed for one year from expiration date (or free if you have a free domain with Arvixe).
      -Renewal is only 9.95 a year.


  8. Blake says:

    When i created my account i selected to choose a domain later and put in my domain name where it said for more info about transfer, well i put in my domain i have hosted at another web host and it added that domain as my main domain name for my Arvixe account! So what can i do about this? it says it has clipbucket installed on that domain name but i have wordpress installed on that domain on the other webhost. Please any advice would help!

    • Noah S says:

      Hi, there is no issue with that. As soon as you point the domain to Arvixe it will show the ClipBucket installation. There will be no change to the files on your other server.

  9. Pete says:

    How long does it usually take for a transfer to go through and how do I know if it has?

  10. Gilani says:

    I want to transfer my domain from godaddy for 2 years, how to change no. of years while transfering?

    • Alex says:


      Upon a successful transfer the domain is renewed for 1 year. Once transferred to us, you can renew your domain within our billing area for an additional 1 year making it 2 years.



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