a. Go to the GKG.NET home page or click on the Register Domain tab at the top of the page. Type in the address/name you have selected. Remember, you can only use letters, numbers and dashes. The maximum number of characters allowed is 63 (this does not include .com, .org, .net, .biz, .name, or .info). If you need to register a Multilingual domain, Click here and continue with the tutorial.
b. Choose the extension that you want (.com, .net, .org, .biz, .name, or .info) from the pulldown menu.
c. Click GO! and GKG will check the availability of your desired domain name. If available, registration will continue, if not available, GKG will recommend a few suggestions.
a. The search results will tell you if the address that you're looking for is available.
b. Because their domain name is so important, many registrants secure addresses in all of the top-level domains (TLDs) that are available. It's a good idea to get all three top-level domains - .com, .net and .org, if they're available and any other variations that are offered. Just check the box on the left to add that TLD to your list.
c. For each domain that you select, please choose the number of years you wish to purchase, from one to 10.
d. When you've made your decisions, click "continue".
If you would like to register multiple domains, click here.
a. Your current charges are displayed based on the services you have selected.
b. If you already have a GKG username, just type it in here.
c. If you are a first-time registrant, you'll need to fill out all pertinent data when you click Create a new account. This form also creates your GKG username and password, which you can use to register any other domains you might want to add later; you will also use your GKG username for future payments or changes.
d. Once you've filled in the proper fields, click "continue".
There are four options for housing your web site. Click on the link to continue with the preferred option:
a. Host your site with GKG. A hosting service provides storage space for your web site and allows other people to view your site on the Internet.
b. Deluxe Parking Package. Use this option if you want to register your web, even if your web site isn't ready to "go live" on the Internet. This package provides several extra services for up to one year, such as:
- 100 URL Forwardings (cloaking available)
- 1 POP3 Email Account (with 10MB Quota)
- 100 Email Aliases
- Webmail also available (additional $9.99/year)
c. Basic Parking Package. Use this option if you want to register your web, even if your web site isn't ready to "go live" on the Internet. This package provides:
- 1 Coming Soon Page -or-
- 1 URL Forwarding option (cloaking available)
- 5 Email Aliases
Best of all, this service is absolutely FREE!
d. DNS Hosting. DNS Hosting allows a domain name to use GKG.NET's nameservers for your domain. You will have total control over your dns records through an easy to use web interface.
- Up to 100 dns records per domain
- Real-time updates
- Support for SOA, A, AAAA, NS, MX, CNAME, and TXT records
- Support for round-robin DNS records
- Support for wildcard DNS records
- Use GKG.NET's nameservers
e. Host your site with another service provider. If you have a service provider chosen, and have their primary and secondary nameserver (DNS) information available, click here.