Why register your Domain Name with 3iX?
How much is each registration?
New domain registration costs or just if you transfer an existing domain to 3iX, those prices apply to .com / net / org / biz / us names.
Please note, there are no
other hidden fees or charges at anytime or
in the future. You are free to alter the e-mail and
web forwarding as many times as you need. You can also
move your domain to another ISP, all without incurring
any extra fees.
Are there any further charges?
No. The price you see is the price
you will pay, that's assuming your chosen domain name
is still available. However we will contact you again
when it's time to renew your domain name and ask you
if you still wish to keep the domain name or let it
go back into the name pool.
Provides you with a customized, easy-to-remember
e-mail address that you can give to customers, friends,
Because we use a 'catch all' e-mail forwarding system,
you effectively have an unlimited number of e-mail address.
Any name you put before the '@' symbol of your new domain
name will be automatically forwarded to the e-mail address
Separates your e-mail identity from your e-mail provider.
If you change providers, you won't have to send out
notices to people you correspond with, because you'll
still be able to be reached at your custom domain name.
Gives you a customized Web address
that is easy to remember and come back to.
Users can simply enter http://www.yourdomain.com rather
than http://btinternet.com/homepages/~abc123 to get
to your site. Once you have your own domain people can
simply type in http://www.yourdomain.com and be taken
instantaneously and invisibly to wherever your web site
is really hosted.
Lets you change Web hosting companies at any time without
losing traffic. This is because people use your custom
Web address to access your site, instead of the Web
address at your Web host. When you change your host,
you simply change your Web Forwarding settings in our
Domain Manager, and changes you make will be visible
No banner advertising! Yes, some of our competitors
also offer free web forwarding, but force you to display
an advertising banner within the browsers window, not
Keep your domain name visible in the browsers address
window. We use domain masking for web forwarding which
attempts to hide the web sites true hosting address,
and display your domain name to the surfing public.
Very old browsers will not automatically be forwarded
to your true hosting address. By 'very old' we mean
Netscape 2 or IE2.
Because URL masking draws an invisible frame in the
visitors browser into which your real page is loaded,
it is very difficult for a visitor to print or bookmark
Can I have more than one domain
pointing to the same web site?
Yes you can, for example you may already
have a web site set up such as 'www.yourdomain.com'
and simply want to protect your name by registering
other domains such as 'your-domain.com' and 'yourdomain.co.uk'
and have them all pointing to the one web site. Web
forwarding is including in the registration price.
If you move your web site to another
address we will re-point your domain names as per your
Why would anyone want to register
several domain names?
Several different reasons really here
are just a few.
If you plan to have your own web site
and it becomes successful, someone could register a
similar domain name to yours and set up a site in competition.
So you've done all the hard work advertising your domain
name and they take a percentage of your visitors away
due to typos. We have found that large companies who
are Internet aware, always register several variations
of their domain name to protect their investment.
It's also generally considered that
registering a long domain name with relevant key words
in the name, separated by hyphens (www.flowers-blooms-roses-delivery.com)
will be positioned higher on some search engines. Whilst
having a domain name like (www.flowersbloomsrosesdelivery.com)
would have no relevance to a search engine.
It's best to have one domain name or
more for search engine placement and a shorter one for
humans to remember.
Another trend that's on the increase
is individuals and companies registering domain names
as gifts or rewards for family and employees. Apart
from being a nice gesture it will have more significance
as the Internet takes on a greater role in our lives.
Providing you renew your domain name
ownership you can have an Internet address for life,
no more missed e-mails when you change jobs or service
providers. Friends and family can remember your address
without having to write it down. Of course some people
are even registering their own domain name as some kind
of new chic fashion statement, why not it's cheaper
than a bunch of Rolls Royce car keys.
How long will it take to register?
It takes a few minutes to register
a domain name using our secure on-line credit card order
form. You can start to use your domain name within 24
to 48 hours, this allows your name to filter around
the Internet computers. If you want to check if your
domain name is ready for use, just type in your domain
name into your browser and if our holding page comes
up it is safe to start using it for e-mail forwarding.
As soon as you register a domain name you are given
a username and password to gain instant access to our
Domain Name Manger, allowing you to set up an unlimited
number of e-mail forwarding address's
I don't have a credit card,
what do I do?
We now only accept credit card payment
for domain name and web hosting orders. Only accepting
credit cards enables us to keep our prices so low, as
the cost of processing cheque payments would make our
What happens when I order a
domain name using your order form?
Once you have selected which domains
you want to order, you are asked to complete a short
form. This form is used to specify who is to be the
legal owner of the domain, and your name and billing
address. Once you have completed this section you will
be taken to our secure payment system. Here you are
asked to give your credit card details for the completion
of your order.
When you have successfully submitted
your credit card details you are taken to a confirmation
page. You may print this out for your records, but we
also send an e-mail confirming you have placed an order
with us. You should receive this confirmation e-mail
within about 3 minutes.
This e-mail will contain all the information
concerning your order, such as your contact details,
time of the order, tracking number and the domains you
have ordered. We also send you a username and password,
for you to log on to our Domain Manager. If you didn't
set up e-mail and web forwarding at the time of the
order, you may log on to the domain manager and change
or set up your e-mail and web forwarding as needed.
How much does it cost to move
my domain to another host?
No charge, because when you order a
domain name we make you the legal owner of that domain
name. We act only as the Technical contact for your
domain name. We make it simple for you to move your
domain name to another ISP, through our Domain Name
Manager, which allows you to specify whose domain name
servers you want to use.
What characters are not allowed
to be use in a domain name?
.com .org .net
.name .info .biz .us
Use only letters, numbers, or hyphen ("-")
Cannot begin or end with a hyphen, must have less than
names exceeding a total of 26 characters are supported
by most web browsers. However, certain web browsers,
e-mail programs and other Internet related applications
may not support domain names over 26 characters.
What if I have ordered the wrong domain?
If you find that after you have paid
for your domain name you have made a spelling mistake,
it's too late to change. As you may have noticed from
reading this FAQ, our systems are highly automated,
so once you have submitted your credit card details
as payment for your order, that's it.
Sorry if this sounds a bit harsh, but
when you order a domain name it is registered with the
relevant record keeper, and they provide no provision
for correcting names ordered in error.
Please take your time when ordering
your domain name, and check what you've typed is correct.
What if I want to sell or give
my domain name to someone else?
The procedure for changing the legal
owner of a domain name varies depending on which suffix
(.com, .co.uk, .eu.com) you have.
.COM .ORG .NET
This is the most straight forward suffix
to change ownership of a domain for. Simply log on to
the Domain Manager, and edit the register owner box.
Changes to this field will take about 24 hours to appear
in a 'WHOIS' domain name lookup.