Squirrel Hosting Domain FAQ
We get asked lots of questions regarding our domain service. Below are just a few of the most popular ones. If you have a question regarding a domain name, please drop us an e-mail and we will do our best to give you the answers you seek!
Some frequently asked questions
- What are Squirrel Hosting's IPSTAGs?
- What are Squirrel Hosting's Nameservers?
- How long will it take for my new domain name to become active?
- Can I buy a domain name, but not buy web hosting?
- Can I transfer the domain at any time?
- Do I get a certificate of ownership for the domain I purchase?
- How do I renew a domain with Squirrel Hosting?
- Can I sell the domain to somebody else?
- What is a .tel domain name?
If you want to host your website with ourselves but keep the domain name registration with another company then you will need to update your nameservers to;
Domains are registered as soon as you order them, however it can take between 24 and 72 hours for them to become visible on the Internet.
Yes, you do not have to buy the web hosting when you buy a domain name. If you decide to add web hosting in the future, you can easily upgrade with one of our feature rich hosting packages starting from as little as £47.40 per year
Yes - unlike some companies, we always register the domain in your name or in your customer's name if you are working on someone's behalf.
Yes, you can and we provide a control panel so that you can make these changes yourself at any time and that's all included in the price.
Nominet issued certificates as confirmation of the contract that exists between Nominet and the registrant until August 2003. If you have a paper certificate, this remains valid until the expiry date shown on the certificate. Paper certificates and Reply Forms have been replaced by an online system called Registrants Online.
We will contact customers via email about 30 days before the domain is due for renewal. You can then decide whether to renew the domain name or not. For this reason, we always ask customers to ensure that their email address is valid, working and up-to-date, to ensure they get such messages.
Yes you can. It's yours to do with as you please. For all non .uk domains, we provide the facility in the control panel to change the owner details for a domain at any time. For .co.uk, .org.uk and .me.uk domains, such changes have to be made through the naming authority Nominet who can advise you on the procedure.
A .tel domain allows you to store, publish and update online all your contact information and keywords under your unique domain name, without the need for a website. As soon as you buy a .tel domain name, you will get access to the .tel control panel where you can add and remove your contact information. This information is then shown to anyone who goes to your-domain.tel. .tel domains are unlike other domains, you cannot setup web or email forwarding, change the name servers or use a .tel domain name to host your own website.