|Updated: January 13, 2001
Here you can follow along
as I register the domain name DSLwebserver.com
Here is the front page for
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
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
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
Granite Canyon Group
6940 N. Academy Blvd. #412
Colorado Springs, CO 80918,
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
Make sure to hit the "Save
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