How to: Register a new domain

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 hover.com

2. In the Find a Domain 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 + (add to cart) button to add a domain name to your shopping cart.

 

 

4. Click PROCEED TO CHECKOUT.

 

 

Whois Privacy (where supported) is included with every domain registered with Hover for no extra charge. If you don't want Whois Privacy, toggle the green switch. Optionally, you can add email addresses for this domain by clicking on Add Email.

5. Click Checkout.

 

 

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

Alternatively, if you already have a Hover account, select Sign in to an existing 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 and hit Continue.

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

 

 

8. 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. Please check out this article to learn how to set up PayPal with Hover.

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

 

 

9. Click to put a checkmark next to I have read and agree to the Terms of Service, and then click SUBMIT ORDER.

 

 

An order confirmation is displayed.

10. Click Continue.

Your domain registration is now complete!

 

Registering a domain name in your existing Hover account

1. Log in to your Hover account here.

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.

If you have one domain in your account, click FIND A DOMAIN at the top of the page.  If you have a list of domains, you can also use the ADD NEW button.

In this article, we will use the ADD NEW button.

 

 

3. Enter the name you wish to search for and hit 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.

4. Click the + (add to cart) button to add a domain name to your shopping cart.

 

 

5. Click PROCEED TO CHECKOUT.

 

 

Whois Privacy (where supported) is included with every domain registered with Hover for no extra charge. If you don't want Whois Privacy, toggle the green switch. Optionally, you can add email addresses for this domain by clicking on Add Email.

6. Click Checkout.

 

 

7. In the Checkout section, select Create an account and enter your first and last name, email address, a username for your Hover account, and a password to use with your Hover account. Next click the Create Account button.

Alternatively, if you already have a Hover account, select Sign in to an existing account.

 

 

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

 

 

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 and hit Continue.

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

 

 

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. Please check out this article to learn how to set up PayPal with Hover.

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

 

 

10. Click to put a checkmark next to I have read and agree to the Terms of Service, and then click SUBMIT ORDER.

 

 

An order confirmation is displayed.

11. Click Continue.

Your domain registration is now complete!

 

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16 Comments

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    Rod Harlan

    Where do we put in the Promo Code?

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    Brian Cabral

    Hi Rod, promo codes can be entered in the shopping cart when checking out. Keep in mind that promo codes can only be used for the first order in a new account.

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    Rod Harlan

    So existing Hover customers can't use Promo codes when ordering NEW domain names with their existing accounts? 

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    Brian Cabral

    That's correct, promo codes are only available for the first purchase in new accounts. On the bright side, we have implemented a new tiered volume discount program so you can get automatic discounts on renewals. You can use the following link to determine if you would qualify for an automatic discount:  http://www.hover.com/blog/introducing-volume-discounts-on-domain-renewals/

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    David Podley

    how do I register  a new domain, looks like you changed the main page??

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    Brian Cabral

    Hi David, I sent you a quick email to assist you with the registration.

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    Nate Ballantine

    Am I the only one that doesn't see an Add New button on the Manage Your Domains page?  I have to click into a domain in order to have it appear.   Just an FYI.

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    Brian Cabral

    Hi Nate, we're consistently making updates to the account in order to improve it. The button has been temporarily removed but you can click the hover logo at the top left of your account to register a new domain.

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    chunhua yang

    I am an chinese, why i can't register .se domain name

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    Blair M

    Hi Chunhua, 

    .SE is the official country code Top-Level-Domain (ccTLD) of Sweden.   These domains are generally used by companies or private entities who are located in Sweden or who have business relationships with Sweden.

    In order to register one of these domains, a valid ID number is required, and for companies located in EU member states (not in Sweden) they must provide a VAT number. These domains are not available to anyone else. 

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    E.J. Roe

    Help! I can't find any of these things. I am confused on how to add a new domain to an existing account. Any input?

    Thanks,

    E.J.

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    Terri-Leigh H.

    Hi E.J.

    If you are already logged into your account, you can go to "Find a Domain" in the top green bar on Hover.com and start the search the same as you would if you were a new customer. 

    And if you're not logged in when you start your search, you'll be asked to sign in along the way so you can add the domain to your account. 

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    Mirko Fernandez

    last night I just registered a new account and wanted to proceed on buying the very first domain today, but i am not able to use a promo code. The one i put in makes appear: " Sorry, that promo code is for new customers only." how am I already an old customer?

     -> Brian Cabral said: "promo codes can only be used for the first order in a new account"

    As far as i remember this is the first order in a new account  or where can I check all previous orders just to be sure i didn't miss anything?

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    Terri-Leigh H.

    Hi Mirko

    I can see we have been in contact with you via email and chat. We can continue to communicate there regarding your account.

    Thanks!

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    Raphael Vowles-Hover

    I have registered my new domain and paid the fee.

    My question is: How do I now make the site live and useable. I have an ftp client available in order to load web pages.

    How do I now get to load the web site. Thx Raphael

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    Dmitry Skomorokhov

    Hi!

    My domain is not working arter 48 hours. What i can do?!

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