Frequently Asked Questions - Domain Names
Where do I register my domain name?
pair Networks operates a registrar, pairNIC, which handles registrations for .COM, .NET, .ORG, .BIZ, .INFO, .US, .WS, .ME, and .MOBI. If you need hosting under other top-level domains (TLDs), or prefer to use another registrar, you are more than welcome to do so. pair Networks will configure our nameservers for any domain name you choose, allowing you to complete the registration elsewhere easily.
If you are interested in registering a domain name, you can use the tool below:
Can I host multiple domain names in the same account? If so, what account level is required?
Yes, definitely. You can do this with any of our accounts. The only restrictions are that all sites must be maintained by the same individual or group, and the disk and transfer (bandwidth) allowances are shared between all sites on the account.
Do I need to have a domain name in my account?
No, you are not required to have a domain name on your account.
You may also use a pair Networks SubDomain, which function exactly like regular domains, but which end in "pairsite.com." Please note that some pairsite.com subdomains have already been reserved.
You can also use the URL "http://username.pairserver.com" where "username" is your pair Networks username, to access your Web site if you do not have any domain names on your account.
Does each domain name have its own unique IP address?
Our default hosting option is Dedicated IP domain hosting, which allows a unique IP address to be associated with the domain name. However, when adding a domain name to your account, you can choose the Shared IP domain hosting option, which allows your domain name to still have its own Web space on your account but allows the domain name to share an IP address. There are no monthly fees with the Shared IP option, and there is a $1.95/month fee for the Dedicated IP domain hosting option.
May I use other registrars?
Absolutely. You may choose to use any registrar under any top-level domain (TLD) that suits your needs. pair Networks will configure nameservers for your domain name and provide that information to you. We can host any domain name you like. You can find a list of registries for top-level country code domains here.
I wish to host multiple domain names in the same account. Will I be able to set up a separate username and password for each domain name?
It depends. If your account type comes with multiple FTP logins, you may set up users to access specific directories.
If you need more logins than what's provided, you will need to either upgrade your hosting account or open a separate account.
If you only need to allow a separate individual or group to access the e-mail addressed to a domain name, you may do that by configuring one of your account's mailboxes to receive e-mail for that domain name.
How do I point my existing domain name to my pair Networks hosting account?This requires two steps:
|1.||Submit the domain name to us through the Account Control Center (for an existing account) or as part of a new account signup.|
|2.||Modify the name servers with your registrar.|
If you wish to take advantage of our integrated registrar service, pairNIC, that cannot be done at the same time you are modifying the name servers. You may, however, choose to transfer to pairNIC afterwards.
Can I create subdomains?
Yes. If you host example.com with us, then you may also create and host othername.example.com. No registrar interaction is required, and each such subdomain can use either Dedicated IP, Shared IP, or Parked domain hosting.
To create a subdomain of a domain name that is already on your account, follow these simple instructions:
- Log into our Account Control Center (https://my.pair.com)
- Click "Domain Hosting Management"
- Click "Add"
- Click "Add a SubDomain of a Domain Already on Your Account -- newsite.example.com"
- Enter the subdomain name, and select the type of subdomain that you wish to add
- Indicate how you want the domain name to be mapped
Can I have multiple e-mail addresses?
Yes. All e-mail addressed to your account and its domain names will, by default, come to your account mailbox. For more details, please read the frequently asked questions about e-mail.