Transfer a Domain
Transfer your domain name to us and get some great value-added features
along with top-notch service. You can transfer a Canadian domain
name with a DOT CA extension or you can transfer a domain name with
any of the other popular extensions such as .com, .net, .org, .biz,
.us, .info and .name.
When you do a domain transfer to us you will enjoy the following
free domain name features:
» Free Web Page
» Free E-mail Forwarding
» Free Domain Forwarding
» Free Customizable DNS
» Free Online Domain Manager
» Free 24/7 Live Phone Support
With each domain name registration, you receive a customizable business
card web page, where you can insert a photo, a page of text, and
several links. It's a quick way to establish a web presence using
your new domain name.
Unlimited E-mail Forwarding
All domain transfers and domain name registrations come with unlimited
e-mail forwarding & Aliasing. E-mail sent to your new e-mail
address can be automatically forwarded to your existing e-mail address.
For example, you can create the following email addresses: email@example.com,
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, etc... and redirect any
messages to your.address@YourOtherAccount.com. Our Unlimited E-mail
Forwarding service offers you endless combinations, control and convenience.
If you already have a web site you can forward your newly registered
domain to your existing web site. For example, when a visitor types
the new web address, www.newdomain.ca into their web browser, your
existing web site (and new domain name) appears.
Unlike many of our competitors, this service is offered banner free!
When you transfer a domain name to us you gain access to this free
service through your Account Manager under "Additional Services."
A detailed DNS Help Menu is available inside the Account Manager.
The DNS customization tool enables customers with advanced technical
domain knowledge to make and manage unlimited changes to a Domain
Name Zone File. Once you transfer your domain name you must login
to your Account Manager and assign our name servers in order to use
What You Can Do
The Domain Name Zone File is a text file stored on a name server
that contains all the information pertaining to a domain. The Customizable
DNS service allows you to specify the following zone file additions
» A records
» CNAME records
» MX records
» Sub domains
» TTL of each record
» Special host entries (No-host and
Online Domain Manager
When you transfer a domain name to us you will be able login to your
Account Manager 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and maintain contact
information, edit your free web page and activate or adjust all of
the value-added features and functions.
24/7 Live Phone Support
If you require technical support for your domain name you can get
help by email or telephone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
These records are the basis of the zone. They are used to set an
IP address to correspond with a web host. The purpose of this is
to set where the host will be "redirected", such as setting
"your-domain.ca" host to point to the IP of the web server
where the files are stored. They are also used with MX records to
set up a host, "mail.your-domain.ca", that points to the
IP address of the mail server that will be accepting e-mail related
to this domain.
Creates an alias of a host name. The alias gains all properties of
the original, including IP addresses and mail routes. An example
of a CNAME record would be "www.your-domain.ca", which
would point to "your-domain.ca".
MX Records set the location of the server that all electronic mail
will be sent to. A domain name can have multiple mail routes, each
one with its own entry, and each given a numerical priority. The
lower the number, the higher the priority. If one fails, the request
goes to the next in the list. MX records can only point to a host,
never an IP.
A sub domain, such as "whatever.your-domain.ca" is set
to an IP, using an A record, or a host, using a CNAME record. Two
examples that almost all domains have set up are "www.your-domain.ca"
(typically, this is set up, and the "your-domain.ca" record
is not) and "mail.your-domain.ca".
TTL OF EACH RECORD
Time To Live (TTL) refers to the number of seconds remaining on a
cached record before it is purged. The act of caching involves recording
the response of DNS record queries to increase speed of delivery
for future reference.
SPECIAL HOST ENTRIES (No-host and
The No-Host option enables requests for specific sub domains to be
forwarded to a specific page. For example, "ftp.your-domain.ca"
can be set to forward to a page that explains that this service is
not supported. The Catch-all option forwards any non-existing hostname
to a specific location.