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1. How do I know if the domain I want is available?
2. Which Top Level Domains (TLDs) are you able to register?
3. Can I transfer an existing domain to Solid Internet Systems?
4. I already have a domain registered with someone else.  How do I set this domain to point to my account?
5. Can you host domains registered under foreign TLDs?
6. Can I host multiple domain names with my account?
7. What are the differences between a sub-domain, a domain pointer, and a unique domain?

How do I know if the domain I want is available?

You can use our WHOIS form to find out if the domain you want is available.

Which Top Level Domains (TLDs) are you able to register?

We currently register .com, .net, .org, .biz, .name, .info, and .us domains.

Can I transfer an existing domain to Solid Internet Systems?

Absolutely!  A domain transfer allows you to take a domain you already own and register it through us to take advantage of our low prices.

I already have a domain registered with someone else.  How do I set this domain to point to my account?

You will need to configure your domain to use our name servers.  They are:

ns1.solidnetsys.com (69.93.175.74)
ns2.solidnetsys.com (69.93.175.75)

Can you host domains registered under foreign TLDs?

Yes. However, we can only register .com, .net, .org, .biz, .name, .info, and .us TLDs.

Can I host multiple domain names with my account?

Our Solid Server, Solid Performance, and Solid Commerce plans allow you to host multiple, unique websites.  All of our web hosting plans allow you to setup multiple domain pointers and sub-domains.

What are the differences between a sub-domain, a domain pointer, and a unique domain?

Unique domains allow you to host multiple, unique websites each with their own domain name.

Domain pointers allow you to "point" multiple domain names at a single web site.

Sub-domains allow you to host multiple, unique websites under a single domain name using a different "host name" instead of the traditional "www".  This allows you to setup addresses such as http://sub-domain.yourdomain.com.