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Domain Names

  • How do I find information about my domain name?

    Use Whois at our server, or with a Whois client use

  • How long can domain names be?

    Second-level domains registered through NetWizards may be up to 63 characters long. Combined with the top-level domain suffix, such as .COM, this makes the total possible length for a domain name of 67 characters. Before you rush to register such long domains, however, please keep in mind that some browsers cannot handle hostnames longer than 64 characters, including WWW. and .COM.

  • What characters are allowed in domain names?

    Only letters (A-Z), numbers (0-9) and hyphens (-) are allowed and a domain name may not begin or end in a hyphen. Letters are not case-sensitive, so is the same as NETWIZ.NET or NetWiz.Net.

  • Do I need to register for two years?

    You may register COM/NET/ORG domains for one year, but BIZ and INFO domains must be registered for a minimum of two yaers. Domain names may also be registered for more years, up to ten. You can also renew your registration for multiple years at any time, up to a total of ten years.

  • What are second-level and top-level domains?

    A top-level domain (TLD) is the domain suffix to the right of the dot (.), such as COM, ORG, NET, etc. In addition to the generic TLDs, there are over 200 two-letter country-code TLDs, such as .US and .CA, and some special TLDs, such as .EDU, .GOV and .MIL. The second-level domain (SLD) is the part of the domain to the left of this dot. For instance, the domain has the TLD net and the SLD netwiz.

  • How do I register a domain name with a different suffix?

    Different suffixes or Top-Level Domains (TLDs), such as .EDU, .CC, etc., may be registered through different registrars. See the Internet Assigned Number Authority to find registrars for all possible TLDs. Most TLDs are restricted by nationality or other criteria. See also new TLDs.

  • What are the new top-level domains (TLDs) and when can I get one?

  • How can I get a list of all domain names I own?

  • Why does my new domain name show as being available?

    It takes some time for new domain names to appear in InterNIC and at other registrars. You can find your domain name at NetWizards' Whois within minutes of registration.

  • Do you allow dirty words in domain names?

    NetWizards makes no judgment on any words used in domain names, nor do we consider it practical to try to define and enforce rules against "offensive" words in every language. NetWizards also believes in the principal of freedom of speech, as enshrined in the US Bill of Rights. It should also be noted that many domain names have been registered only to prevent them from being registered by hate-groups.

  • Why does my domain show "status: production"?

    This is the normal status for functioning domain names. Other statuses are: "reserved", "expired" and "hold".