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Knowledgebase: Domain Names
Register a new domain through the FutureQuest web site?
Posted on 13 January 2004 09:20 AM

I am planning on ordering hosting services from FutureQuest. I noted that there is an area to register a new domain name.

Do I have to register my domain using the FutureQuest domain registration pages? What is the pricing for new domain registrations? How do I register a new domain through that area?


The domain registration pages linked from the FutureQuest web site are actually Dotster registration pages and if you register a domain using that area the domain is registered with Dotster, an ICANN accredited registrar.

You do not have to register your domain name through the Dotster co-branded registration area to host a site at FutureQuest. You are free to use any ICANN-accredited domain registrar that you wish. For a full listing of ICANN accredited registrars, please visit the ICANN web site:

When you search for the availability of a domain on the Dotster co-branded pages, the current pricing will be revealed:

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Important: To register domains, you must create an account specific to this area. Your FutureQuest account username and password will not work in the domain registration area.

By default, the name servers assigned to any new domain registered through the FutureQuest co-branded Dotster domain registration area will be those of FutureQuest, and whenever you register a new domain there is a period of propagation that will last from 24 to 72 hours on average before the domain name will work properly. This cannot be sped up as it is not in the control of any single entity. More about propagation can be read here:
What is propagation?

Please note that any domains registered through the co-branded Dotster-FutureQuest domain registration pages must be managed through the same location:

Dotster can be contacted for any assistance with domain registrations by clicking the "Dotster Help/Support" link on that page. If you experience any problems with the process, or your payment, you will need to contact Dotster Support for direct assistance as this area is under Dotster's full control and FutureQuest is unable to directly assist in Dotster registration issues.