Domain Registration FAQ's
What is a Domain Name?
Why do I need one?
How to get one?
Can the name of the registrant of the Domain be changed once it has been registered?
What are the different components of domain name?
What are these different TLD?s i.e., .com, .net, and .org?
Who can register?
What is an IP address?
What is DNS?
What is URL?
For how long can a domain name be registered?
How long it takes to register a domain name?
What if the name is already in use?
Can I renew my domain registration?
What are the other services provided by INIServers?
Whether this domain registration is world wide or limited to a specific area?
Can the name of the registrant of the Domain be changed once it has been registered?
Is one DD sufficient for multiple domains registration?
What are these contacts (Admin, Technical and Billing)?
How to change owner's name later?
What to do if you have registered your domain name elsewhere and want to host site on our server?
Will change in address make a difference?
Do you register .co .in?
Can payment be made by credit cards?
What feedback do you get from INIServers.com?
Are there any discounts on bulk registration?
How to change the existing deal and register in a different package?
Who is a Registrar?
What is the Registry?
What is free domain Parking?
What after domain name registration?
What is a Domain Name?
A Domain Name is a unique alphanumeric name used to identify a particular computer (i.e. web server or mail server) on the Internet. Domain names allow Internet users to type in a name, such as www.iniservers.com, to identify a numeric address such as 203.200.147.3. It's an Online Brand or unique identity on the web. No two parties can have the same Domain Name. E.g.
iniservers.com - INIServers
Why do I need one?
Domain Name is your identity on the web. To promote yourself and your business on the web it is necessary to have one. Worldwide people can visit you online and can know about your business through your site & you can promote your online business with the domain name.
How to get one?
First step in domain name registration is to check the availability of the name. A domain can have maximum 63 characters including TLDs i.e., .com, .net, or. org. It may contain numbers (0-9), letters (a-z) or a dash (-), no other symbol is accepted. It should start and end with a letter or digit. Fill up the form, give the payment details and submit. Your chosen domain name/s registration begins after receiving payment. After registration, you can book the server space (www.INIservers.com) to host your website and start the website development work.
Can the name of the registrant of the Domain be changed once it has been registered?
Yes, email us the name of the new Registrant and his/her address, in case it is in an organization, then the name and address of the organization has to be mentioned. The address for correspondence regarding the above is support@iniservers.com
What are the different components of domain name?
A Domain Name is a combination of two or more words. The last word is called "Top Level Domain". A Top-Level Domain (TLD) is the suffix that is attached to the end of a domain name. For instance, in the domain name, INIServers.com, ".com" is the TLD. Global Top Level Domains (gTLD) i.e. .org, .net, .com can be registered by anybody.
What are these different TLD?s i.e., .com, .net, and .org?
There is no such significant difference between them. These are just a few options and you can even avail all of them.
Who can register?
Any entity be it Individuals, organizations, ISPs, corporate resellers, etc in any type of profession can register to get a recognition on the Internet.
What is an IP address?
Numeric Address associated with every computer on the Internet to identify its location is called its IP (Internet Protocol) address. An example is 203.200.147.3. It is much easier to remember INIServers.com than 203.200.147.3.
What is DNS?
DNS stands for Domain Name Server. It translates alphanumeric domain name to numeric IP address that a computer understands, i.e., DNS will translate www.INIServers.com to 203.200.147.3, its IP address on the web.
What is URL?
URL stands for Universal Resource Locator and referred as web address. URL is a unique identifier. An example is: http://www.INIServers.com.
For how long can a domain name be registered?
You can register a domain name from 1 year to 10 years
How long it takes to register a domain name?
The process takes upto 48 hrs to fully take effect and show up on a whois query. Even if the name, because of any reason, does not show up in whois query after 24hr, be assured then you have been reserved for the registrant (the one who has applied for domain name) and the name cannot be used by anyone else.
What if the name is already in use?
Then you can go for other TLDs for the same name like .net instead of .org for some other name. Or try our user friendly features ?
Multiple Domain feature, which allows you to check 10 names at one go
Smart Search feature, which gives you appropriate suffix and prefix.
If you feel a name should be lawfully yours but someone else has already got it registered- follow the Uniform Dispute Resolution policy and take legal opinion.
Can I renew my domain registration?
You can request us online to renew the domains. At present you can renew it by sending a detailed e-mail at support@iniservers.com
What are the other services provided by INIServers?
INIServers provides Domain name registration, Server space, Website development and customized e-com solutions including site diagnostics, search engine placement, targeted e-mail, affiliations and links to promote websites, portals and search engines, shopping cart, credit card payment and online banking, site statistics and a host of related services on ongoing basis.
Whether this domain registration is world wide or limited to a specific area?
We use an ICANN accredited registrary and the domain name you book with us is worldwide.
Can the name of the registrant of the Domain be changed once it has been registered?
Yes, email us the name of the new Registrant and his/her address, in case it is in an organization, then the name and address of the organization has to be mentioned. The address for correspondence regarding the above is support@INIServers.com
Is one DD sufficient for multiple domains registration?
Yes, list all Tracking Nos. and respective Domain names at the back of cheque or in the cover letter.
What are these contacts (Admin, Technical and Billing)?
These fields list the details of the Persons to be contacted for each function.
How to change owner's name later?
To change the admin/Billing/Technical contacts at a later stage, send a request at techno@INIServers.com
What to do if you have registered your domain name elsewhere and want to host site on our server?
All you need to do is to contact your server of registration and ask them to give your nameserver details, which are required by us. For further details please contact support@iniservers.com
Will change in address make a difference?
Please do intimate us any change in address, phone no, e-mail, name servers etc. This is how we keep WHOIS updated
Do you register .co .in?
Yes, currently an organization in Mumbai called NCST does. and we do all the assistance for the same.
Can payment be made by credit cards?
Yes
What feedback do you get from INIServers.com?
We send you an email on Performa Invoice after receipt of payment and also on confirmation of domain name.
Are there any discounts on bulk registration?
You may qualify for one of our resellers programs, for further details check INI Business associate.
How to change the existing deal and register in a different package?
For adding server space :You may send the payment along with details of the server space required, do so online.
For extension of validity : You may send payment along with a note for the modifications required or send an e-mail about the same.
For changes in the present deal if the registration has not gone through, then we will make the amendments, or else we?ll charge to alter the package, unless it is an upgrade. If a mistake is made, then the old package needs to be removed, and a new one registered in the same way, hence the DD has to be sent with the new Order ID
Who is a Registrar?
A Registrar is an organization that registers domain names on behalf of a Registrant. INIServers.com is a Registrar. Registrars must receive accreditation from ICANN and be technically certified by the Registry before they can register domain names in the Registry.
What is the Registry?
The Registry is the authoritative database, or master list containing all the domain names registered in the .com, .net and .org Top Level Domain ("TLD") extensions. Registry contains domain names with their TLD, the date it was registered and the date the registration expires, as well as the name of the registrar who sponsored that domain name. Registry Administrator (currently Network Solutions, Inc.) under government contract with the U.S. Department of Commerce operates this Registry
What is free domain Parking?
In case you have a domain name registered, but you have neither taken any server space nor have you got your website developed, at this moment upon entering your URL, you will see error message like ?web page not found?.
We at INIServers.com provide you with free domain parking under which upon entering your URL, you?ll see details like ?page under construction?, few lines about you/your company and your e-mail address for people to contact you.
What after domain name registration?
Congratulation, Now you have your own name in the cyber space, a solid ground to build anything you wish on the Internet, the next step is to choose web hosting space package and web development.
Reseller FAQ's
What are your Business Associate programs ?
Does one require anything in particular to become a reseller ?
How much time does it require to become a reseller?
What is the process ?
Does the reseller get to feature in any promotional activities from INIServers.com?
Does the reseller get any reseller Certificate?
Does the reseller gets to feature in any other activities?
Does the reseller needs to pay any other fees like joining fees, etc?
What kind of technical support do reseller get from INIServers.com?
On what email ID do resellers send their mails & queries?
What are the discount slabs available to the resellers in domain name registration?
How does a reseller keep track of his account?
What are the discounts available to the resellers on selling Server Space ?
What are your Business Associate programs ?
We are currently offering three types of Business Associate shemes, INI Reseller, INI Authorised Dealer and INI Channel Partner.Visit http://www.iniservers.com/php/ini_businessAssociate.php
for complete details.
Does one require anything in particular to become a reseller ?
Not exactly but the person/company should have keen interest in the business of domain registration and related business. He/she should have access to a PC and an internet connection.
How much time does it require to become a reseller?
We take just a Few hours to finish all formalities once your payment is recieved .
What is the process ?
After the payment is received at our end, we sign an agreement and each of the parties keep a copy. Subsequently we send you the Resellers login & password.
Does the reseller get to feature in any promotional activities from INIServers.com?
The resellers get Free Posters, Banners, Stickers, Crowners, etc. POP material for display is included in the promotional activities planned exclusively for the resellers time and again.
Does the reseller get any reseller Certificate?
Yes, please visit Business Associate page for more info
Does the reseller gets to feature in any other activities?
The best reseller gets attractive gifts from from INIServers.com and we keep working on many other innovative ideas from time to time.
Does the reseller needs to pay any other fees like joining fees, etc?
We charge no extra fees.
What kind of technical support do reseller get from INIServers.com?
The clients of the resellers get all the possible Technical support from our technical team.
On what email ID do resellers send their mails & queries?
An Email ID has been created exclusively for the resellers i.e.,support@INIServers.com to send in their mails.
What are the discount slabs available to the resellers in domain name registration?
Kindly see our website www.INIServers.com for details.
How does a reseller keep track of his account?
We have made things very simple for you, all you have to do is to just logon to your reseller account on our site and see the Credit Balance in your name.
What are the discounts available to the resellers on selling Server Space ?
Currently we provide 10% on the rates of the server space booked by the resellers.
Web Hosting FAQ's
What do you mean by Web Hosting?
How to Host a website?
What's the need?
Whether hosting is on WINDOWS 2000 or on Linux?
Where can I find FTP details to upload my site?
What about path for CGI FILES?
Is my database space a part of the overall space that I purchase?
What is the path and version of the perl interpreter that you run?
How to Login to upload my site ?
Do let me know guaranteed uptime of your server?
Do you offer telnet service?
How can I increase my webspace?
What about Real Audio and Video Support?
What is the difference between file DSN and Server DSN and what are the charges?
How much A CGI based Feedback form will charge?
Please mention charges for providing a counter?
What do you mean by host?
What about access logs?
What are the steps involved in web hosting?
Can I maintain my own site once you have configured it?
Ideally what name should be given to the first page of site?
Define data transfer/month?
What servers do you host?
Will your server accept credit card transactions?
Does your Server support Live Video?
Does your server support Live Chat?
What do you mean by Web Hosting?
Hosting is provision of web space. To host your website on the web you are required to buy web space. Space can be bought as per the requirement. This makes your site available to others.
How to Host a website?
We will provide FTP access to your account. so you can use any of standard FTP client software to upload the files
What's the need?
You cannot host your website on the net i.e., it'll not be viewable to others if you don't reside on a server which in turn connects you to the Internet 24hrs a day.
Whether hosting is on WINDOWS 2000 or on Linux?
We have both Windows 2000 and Linux Servers for your choice
Where can I find FTP details to upload my site?
If you have taken webspace from us, your FTP username/password will be emailed to you.
What about path for CGI FILES?
By default we do not allow direct access to the CGI-BIN directory. The path is www.yourdomain.com/cgi-bin/yourscript.pl
Is my database space a part of the overall space that I purchase?
Yes.
What is the path and version of the perl interpreter that you run?
The path is /usr/bin/perl.This is ONLY on Linux. Perl 5
How to Login to upload my site ?
You will have two types of login
  • A POP username/password combination. This is for retrieving emails
  • A FTP username/Password. This is used to upload files
Do let me know guaranteed uptime of your server?
99.5% over the course of the year.
Do you offer telnet service?
No,we do not offer Telnet, But we do offer SSH access to our servers.
How can I increase my webspace?
Please email us at mailto:support@iniServers.com, and we will increase your webspace right after the clearance of your payment
What about Real Audio and Video Support?
Yes we do.
What is the difference between file DSN and Server DSN and what are the charges?
The charges are same for both of them, its the user's choice as to what he wants to choose and how they design their site.
How much A CGI based Feedback form will charge?
This is free of charge, we will be giving you cgi-bin dir and you can upload your cgi.script in this folder.
Please mention charges for providing a counter?
This facility of counter is free with our control panel (Linux)
What do you mean by host?
A host is simply a machine. A domain name is like a street name. To point to a particular house, we need to add the hostname to is, e.g. www, ftp, to form the Top Lavel Domain (www.domainname.com )(.com,.org,.net)
What about access logs?
Yes we do provide access logs. They are provided on a monthly basis.
What are the steps involved in web hosting?
Firstly, you need to get a domain, secondly buy some webspace, thirdly, design a website and finally upload it to the server.
Can I maintain my own site once you have configured it?
Yes you are free to upload, change your webpages, etc as often as you want. In fact once we have created the webspace, and registered your domain, we do not actually do anything else to your site.
Ideally what name should be given to the first page of site?
Please name homepage as index.html, index.htm
Define data transfer/month?
This is simply the number of Bytes, which have been transferred from your website over the period of one month. This does NOT include any Bytes that have been transferred while you have FTP to or from your website. Only when access is made via your website.
What servers do you host?
We use both Linux and Windows Servers.
Will your server accept credit card transactions?
Yes, you can make payments by using Master Card or Visa Card.
Does your Server support Live Video?
Not presently.
Does your server support Live Chat?
Not presently.
Web Development FAQ's
How is a Web Page different from a Web Site?
Is the number of pages, I want to have on my site, directly proportional with the web space?
How much (Web) space do I need and what is database driven sites ?
What is a payment-processing gateway?
How can you make my website secure?
What is the difference between different types of databases?
How much avg. time would it take for a web site to be developed ?
Is there some standard you follow for development?
What is the difference between a static and dynamic web site ?
Would you charge me more for animation and enhanced graphics?
Can I make changes myself ?
What would be the charges for development?
How is a Web Page different from a Web Site?
Web site comprises of number of web pages with different content on each page, one can just browse thru the pages by clicking on the relevant links.
Is the number of pages, I want to have on my site, directly proportional with the web space?
No, as pages are not the only component of the web site, it is a blend of graphics, pictures, forms, backend database ,etc wherein all consume lot of space.
How much (Web) space do I need and what is database driven sites ?
The web space you need depends upon your web site requirements, if you have a web site which has got lot of data, content rich, and lot of interactive applications like chat ,e-mail interface etc then you require a space in the range of 1-4GB and if your web site is a static one wherein u have 5-6 pages with few photographs, one or two forms ,two three e-mail accounts etc will take up max'm 10 Mb of space.
What is a payment-processing gateway?
PPG is basically a system of financial transaction on internet. It involves the merchant's acquiring bank (the owner of the shopping mall), the customer( who is using his credit card), and the payment gateway infra structure provider.
As soon as the customer punches his credit card details on the secured page of the merchant's virtual shopping mall , it is authenticated by the issuing bank and then accepted by the acquiring bank , now the customer is entitled for the delivery of the selected item. Once the proof of delivery is presented to the acquiring bank the amount is transferred into the merchant's account.
How can you make my website secure?
Security can be taken care of while designing the web site or hosting. In designing you can control the web site access by giving password and user id to the limited users and in hosting by using combination of hardware and software to make the server secure.
What is the difference between different types of databases?
Generally used databases are RDBMS , SQL server and Oracle are the two widely used databases in web development. The difference lies in the application of the two. Oracle is used when the database is huge and complex ,it is costlier than SQL .
How much avg. time would it take for a web site to be developed ?
There is no avg. time as it depends upon the contents of the web site , a static web site of say 5-6 pages with no interactive applications may take 15-30 days and a shopping mall with lot of interactive features may take 3-4 months.
Is there some standard you follow for development?
We use standard technology for development which is used globally like Microsoft / Sun technology which is generally used for web based applications.
What is the difference between a static and dynamic web site ?
Static web site is the site which communicates one way like putting up information about your company , your product details, your infrastructure details etc Dynamic web site is the site which takes care of two way communication between the potential or existing client and the site owner , it can be a discussion thru the discussion forum, chat or any other communication component on the web site.
Would you charge me more for animation and enhanced graphics?
Yes, as animations and enhanced graphics are time consuming and it demands lot of effort and patience to get the right combination of concept , theme and designing.
Can I make changes myself ?
Yes you can but the degree of change depends upon your skills , minor updation can be done at the customers end but some major changes has to be done by the specialized staff.
What would be the charges for development?
Web site development is the highly customized affair and there are no standards for costing , it all depends upon the components of the web site.