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Khimaira FAQs :: Getting Started - About Domains! :: I registered my domain hours ago, but can't reach my site!
Registering a domain was fairly easy, (hopefully!). We try to make it simple. However, when you clicked on the order confirmation, you set a rather extensive process in motion.
Upon receipt of your information and payment, we submit a registration template to InterNIC. Overnight, depending on its workload, InterNIC registers the domain name and send us an acknowledgment that the registration has been accepted. However, at this point, the domain name is not yet usable.
We assign you an IP address (the numeric version of your domain name), and you can upload files to this address as soon as you receive our Welcome Letter!
In order to upload to your domain name, it takes a little longer. iFirst, InterNIC needs to enter the domain information, such as the domain name, the domain owner name and address, the names of the administrative, billing, and technical contacts, and information about where the domain will be parked in its database. When the database is updated, it is then published on the web and searchable in the Registrars' Shared Registry "whois" database. This generally takes another day or so. Is the domain name useable now? Almost.
The database with your new domain name must now be distributed worldwide. This is called propagation. This can take several days as some smaller ISP's do not always update their databases frequently. On average, however, the elapsed time between your order and your domain being available worldwide is about 2 - 3 days
Note that a domain reservation alone does not make it possible for you to post your pages on the web. A domain reservation is exactly what the term says: a reservation to use a domain name to be attached to a web site. (Or, in some cases, to ensure that nobody else can use that same name for their website).
To post pages on the web, you need a website, i.e. physical storage space on the Internet. We have several plans to offer you for "hosting" or "housing" your website. You may only need a few pages, or you may need a full e-commerce site. We have options to suit your needs! If you want to "park" your domain until you are ready to choose a hosting plan, we can do that for you. You get a complimentary "under construction" page. Remember, you get your domain registration FREE if you choose a one year hosting plan when you register your domain, or within three months after registration.