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How to: Register a new domain

Tyson Acker
posted this on March 26, 2012 17:36

This tutorial will show you how to register new domains in Hover. Click on one of the links below to skip to the appropriate section:

 

Registering a domain name in a new Hover account

1. Visit https://www.hover.com

2. In the text box, enter the name you want to register, or enter keywords for suggestions, and then click the search icon.

 

 

A list of available extensions and suggestions appears. Domain names with a gold star next to them are premium domain names that have already been registered and are available for purchase from a private domain portfolio. For more information about premium domains, see the FAQ article on Hover premium domains.

3. Click the plus button to add a domain name to your shopping cart.

 

 

4. Click Proceed to cart.

 

 

Whois Privacy (where supported) is included with every domain registered with Hover for no extra charge. If you don't want Whois Privacy, click to remove the checkmark from the checkbox.

5. Click Checkout.

 

 

6. In the Create an account section, enter your first and last name, email address, a username for your Hover account, and a password to use with your Hover account.

 

 

If your choice of username has already been taken, you will see an error message.

 

 

7. All registered domain names require a registration record. You can register the domain under the name of an individual or an organization. Your domain's registration record can be different from your billing information. Fill in the appropriate fields.

Note: If you are not an organization, you can enter your first and last name. If you are registering this domain for an organization be sure the organization name is more than four (4) characters in length.

 

 

8. Click Continue.

9. Click the associated button to select either Use credit card or Use PayPal as the way in which you want to save your billing information. If you select PayPal, a pop-up window appears asking you to log in to your PayPal account. We have an article on how to save PayPal billing information at the following URL, for your reference: http://ask.hover.com/entries/21197797-how-to-use-paypal-to-purchase-or-renew-hover-services

 

 

10. If you are paying by credit card, enter your credit card billing information, and then click Continue at the bottom of the page.

 

 

11. Click to put a checkmark next to I have read and agree to the Terms of Service, and then click Purchase Now.

 

 

An order confirmation is displayed.

12. Click Continue.

Your domain registration is now complete!

 

Registering a domain name in your existing Hover account

1. Visit https://www.hover.com/signin to sign in to your Hover account.

2. Enter your Hover username and password, and then click Sign in.

 

Depending on whether you have multiple domain names in your account or only one domain name, you will be taken to a domains list or a domain details page.

 

 

 

 

3. From either of these pages, click Add New to start your domain search.

 

 

 

 

4. Enter the name you want to register in the text box, or enter keywords for suggestions, and then click Search.

 

 

A list of available extensions and suggestions is displayed. Domain names with a gold star next to them are premium domain names that have already been registered and are available for purchase from a private domain portfolio. For more information about premium domains, see the FAQ article on Hover premium domains.

5. Click the plus sign to add a domain name to your shopping cart.

 

 

6. Click Proceed to cart.

 

 

Whois Privacy (where supported) is included with every domain registered with Hover for no extra charge. If you don't want Whois Privacy, click to remove the checkmark from the checkbox.

7. Click Checkout.

 

 

8. All registered domain names require a registration record. You can register the domain under the name of an individual or an organization. Your domain's registration record can be different from your billing information. Fill in the appropriate fields.

 

 

9. Click Continue.

10. Click the associated button to select either Use credit card or Use PayPal as the way in which you want to save your billing information. If you select PayPal, a pop-up window appears asking you to log in to your PayPal account. We have an article on how to save PayPal billing information at the following URL, for your reference: http://ask.hover.com/entries/21197797-how-to-use-paypal-to-purchase-or-renew-hover-services

 

 

11. To pay by credit card, enter your credit card billing information, and then click Continue at the bottom of the page.

 

 

13. Click to put a checkmark next to I have read and agree to the Terms of Service, and then click Purchase Now.

 

 

An order confirmation is displayed.

14. Click Continue.

Your domain registration is now complete!