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Domain Name Registration FAQ

  • Who is the InterNIC? 
  • When I activate my account, who will own the domain name?  
  • What is the fee regarding InterNIC domain name registration? 
  • Do I have to pay the InterNIC fee? 
  • How long does it take for the world to access my domain? 
  • What can I expect if I am transferring a domain name?
  • How do I know if my domain name is still available?  
  • How do I contact the InterNIC?

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    Who is the InterNIC? 
    The InterNIC (Network Solutions Inc.) is an independent organization responsible for holding the registration and routing of Internet domain names. Without these people it would be virtually impossible to maintain some sanity on the Internet. Neon Networks registers all new domain names (.com, .net, .org) with the InterNIC. 

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    When I activate my account, who owns the domain name? 
    You do. When we register your domain name with the InterNIC, we will put you as the administrative and billing contact. Whenever you want to make modifications with your domain name, the administrative or billing contact is always contacted first. Since Neon Networks registers your domain name, we will remain as the technical contact. If for any reason you do not want us as the technical contact, you will have to register your domain name yourself directly with the InterNIC.

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    What is the fee regarding InterNIC domain name registration?
    New domain names registered after April 1, 1998 cost $70.00 good for the first two years. Each additional year is $35.00 thereafter. .
    Do I have to pay the InterNIC fee?
    Yes. Anyone who registers a new domain name with a .com, .net, or .org extension (regardless of what web hosting provider one goes through) MUST pay the InterNIC fee. There's really no way around this! InterNIC will invoice you within 30 days upon the activation of the domain name. If you do not get the invoice, please contact the InterNIC directly! If the fee is not paid promptly, the domain name will eventually get deleted from the InterNIC database and another third party might then snatch your domain name away from you! If you wish to host a sub-domain name with us (i.e. yourname.neonnetworks.com or yourname.yourdomain.com), the InterNIC fee is not applicable.

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    How long does it take for the world to access my domain? 
    We, of course, will setup your domain name on our servers within 24 hours. While setting up your site, we will simultaneously register your domain name with the InterNIC. The InterNIC takes less than 12 hours to complete new domain name registrations (for the past few months, InterNIC registration has been very quick and automatic). However after this time period, it truly depends on ALL networks and ISPs of the world to update their servers and lookup your new domain name. Some popular dial-up ISPs (i.e. Earthlink, Slip.Net, Sprynet, Grid.Net) take less then 6 hours to update their servers, while others will take more than 2 days. So if you are still using a dial-up connection the Internet, make sure you have a reliable ISP that promply updates its DNS servers, so you can access yourdomain.com right away.
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    What can I expect if I am transferring a domain name? 
    Expect an email from the InterNIC! If you have already registered your domain name, or transferring your domain name to us, Neon Networks will send a modification template to InterNIC, and they will in turn send it to the administrative, technical, or billing contact of the domain name involved. Only one person must agree to the email and reply-back to the InterNIC for the transfer to successfully go through.
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    How do I know if my domain name is still available?
    Click here to perform a domain name check. This will lookup the InterNIC database to see if the desired domain name has yet to be registered.
     
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    How do I contact the InterNIC?
    URL: http://www.internic.net
    Phone # (703) 742-4777 USA
    Fax # (703) 742-9552 USA
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