Step-by-Step: Registering a Domain Name with DomainMonger.com
Updated: January 13, 2001


Here you can follow along as I register the domain name DSLwebserver.com

Here is the front page for domainmonger.com:

You can use the form to lookup available domains or register the one you want.

The webpage tells me that "dslwebserver" is available in .com, .org, and .net. I only want the domain dslwebserver.com so I check that box and then choose a 1 year registration length. Now click "Click here for Step 3".

Since I'm a new customer, I have to create a new account with domainmonger.com. I click on "Continue".

Just fill in the blanks:

The summary info is on the next screen and they fill in the technical info for you. You can change the technical information later or you can use the domainmonger.com nameservers as place holders.  The domainmonger nameservers are not actually available for your use, but simply allow you to register a domain name without having to have two nameservers of your own available.  Once you get your own nameservers ready, you can then change the technical information to represent this.

At this screen you agree to their terms of contract and enter you billing information:

Final screen telling you that your domain is now registered:

It will take a few days before your domain becomes active, but in the meantime, we need to change the technical contact information and nameserver information so when people go to our domain, they will reach the correct nameservers. Right now the nameservers are those of domainmonger.com. We need to change the nameservers to granitecanyon.com.

At the domainmonger.com homepage, click on "Manage your Domain". You will be taken to a login page and after that, a domain management page:

Click on "Technical" and then replace the current technical contact with the following information. This information changes the technical contact to granitecanyon.com

The Public DNS
soa-nic@GRANITECANYON.COM
Granite Canyon Group
6940 N. Academy Blvd. #412
Colorado Springs, CO 80918, US
Phone: 408-273-6098 
Fax: 408-273-6098
http://www.granitecanyon.com
 
 

You should see this confirmation when your changes are successful:

Now we must change the nameserver information. click on "Name Servers". You will see this screen:

Check the "Remove" boxes next to each existing nameserver and hit "save configuration". This will delete the two existing name servers.

After the screen refreshes, we will enter our first nameserver. Enter "NS1.GRANITECANYON.COM". and hit "Add Name Server"

Now repeat it again with "NS2.GRANITECANYON.COM".

Make sure to hit the "Save configuration" button!

If everything went correctly, you should see this now:

Now you are done setting up your technical contact and nameservers. You'll have to wait around 72 hours according to domainmonger.com before your domain becomes active. Don't you feel good that your domain is now nice and secure? Breathe a sigh of relief....

After a few days, you can check if your domain has been registered correctly and can be looked up in the world wide whois database. I like to use networksolutions' whois utility, but any whois program will work.

Here you'll see that when I lookup dslwebserver.com, the utility thinks that the domain is still available and asks if I would like to register it:

Wait a few days and then you'll get this:

Your domain is officially registered!
 



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