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Important: This article applies to Network Solutions® customers only. 


Overview

How to Manage your Domain Name

To manage your domain name, follow the steps below:

1. Click here to log in to your account.

2. Hover your cursor on the left side of the page, then click Domain Names.

3. You will be brought to the Domains Details Overview page.


 

You can manage the following items for your domain on the Domain Details page:

  • Renew your domain name
  • Edit Auto Renew settings for your domain name
  • Turn transfer lock on or off.
  • Purchase Private Registration for your domain or turn Private Registration off if already purchased.
  • Change the location where your domain points.
  • Connect web services, such as emails and hosting, to your domain name.
  • Edit your Domain Contact (WhoIs)
  • Transfer or move domains
  • Manage Web Forwarding
  • Set up and manage domain name servers (DNS) and host records.

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How to Control Auto Renew

When Auto Renew is turned on, your domain name will be renewed approximately sixty (60) days prior to its expiration date for the same term the domain name was last registered or renewed. You will be contacted by email when your credit card on file will be charged for the renewal. To ensure continuation of service, please be certain you have a valid credit card and valid email address on file.


Note: Only the account holder/primary contact or account administrative contact of record on the account can activate the Auto Renew feature.


Turn Auto Renew On/Off

To manage the Auto Renew feature, follow the steps below:

1. Click Renewal Center.

2. Select each service for which you want to activate/deactivate Auto Renew.

3. Click the Edit Auto Renew button.

4. Select On/Off for each service.

5. Click Save.


Note: Turning Auto Renew On/Off can also be done on the Domain Details page, in the Overview section.


The payment method on file will be charged approximately 60 days prior to the expiration date, as long as your payment method is valid.

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How to Manage Transfer Lock

Every domain name registration with Network Solutions comes with the free transfer lock feature enabled. When turned on, transfer lock helps to block the transfer of your domain name to another registrar. It provides protection from domain hijackers, or others who may attempt to authorize a transfer of your domain name registration.

With transfer lock turned on, you can still perform legal name changes and connect your domain name to web services. To transfer a domain name to another registrar, you must first turn off the transfer lock.

To turn the transfer lock on and off, please refer to What Is the Process to Transfer A Domain Name?

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How to Change the Location where your Domain Points

Network Solutions provides you the ability to point your domain name to different locations. All domains point by default to the Network Solutions Under Construction page.

1. Login to your account.

2. Hover your cursor on the left-side of the page, then click Domain Names.

3. Go to the Advanced Tools section.


 

4. Click the Manage button in the Name Servers (DNS) column.

There will be a pop-up explaining about name servers, what modifying the records will do and a note explaining that only Advanced users should modify the contacts as you will no longer be able to use specific products once you have updated your name servers.

5. Click Continue.

6. You will now have an option to edit your name server records, add another name server, as well as the ability to revert to default name servers.


 

7. Click Save.

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How to Setup your Website

To setup your website, please follow the steps below:

Step 1: Connect your Website to your Domain.

If you have not yet assigned your domain name to your website, you will need to go to Account Manager and designate one.

1. Log in to your account.

2. Hover your cursor on the left side of the page, then click Domain Names.

3. Click the +Add Service button. You will be prompted to choose between New Service and Existing Service. Select Existing Service.

4. Select an existing Website package, then click Continue.


 


Note: You can only connect one service at a time. When a row is selected, the other rows are disabled.


5. A pop-up will appear explaining how long the connection will propagate. Click the checkbox confirming that you want to connect that specific service to your Domain, then click the Connect button.


 

The new service is connected to your domain.

Steps 2: Set up & publish your website with our easy Website Builder Tool.

1. Log in to your account, then click My Website Packages.

2. Find the website package you wish to use to build your website, then click the package.

3. Click Launch Website Builder.

Once you click the Launch Website Builder button, the Website Builder Tool will open in a new window.

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How to Setup your Email

To setup your email, please follow the steps below:

Step 1: Connect your Email to your Domain.

If you have not yet assigned your domain name to your email, you will need to go to Account Manager and designate one.

1. Log in to your account.

2. Hover your cursor on the left side of the page, then click Domain Names.

3. Click the +Add Service button. You will be prompted to choose between New Service and Existing Service. Select Existing Service.

4. Select an existing Email package, then click Continue.


 


Note: You can only connect one service at a time. When a row is selected, the other rows are disabled.


5. A pop-up will appear explaining how long the connection will propagate. Click the checkbox confirming that you want to connect that specific service to your Domain, then click the Connect button.


 

The new service is connected to your domain.

Step 2: Set up your Mailbox.

To setup your mailbox, follow the steps below:

1. Click My Email. Find the Domain Package Email row in the Your Available Email Services section.

2. Click Create Mailbox.

3. Enter the e\mailbox name and choose the domain name you want to use from the drop-down list.

4. Enter password and confirm password, then click Save and Continue.

Passwords must be 12 characters (max. 32 characters) and must contain at least three of the following:

  • An uppercase character
  • A lowercase character
  • A number (0 – 9)
  • A special character ( !@#$%^&* )
  • Must not be the same as your current or previous 5 passwords
  • Must not include any portion of your email address – including your domain name
  • Should not contain any personal information

Once your mailboxes are successfully added, it may take up to 4 hours for your changes to take effect. For newly registered domain names, it may take up to 48 hours for your changes to take effect.

There are two ways to access your email:

 

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