When it comes to iPage domain services, there are several things you should know. The first is that iPage offers five distinct domain services, which are discussed in more detail below. The other thing to note is that iPage has a special Domain section of its Help Center that provides getting started, trouble-shooting, and tutorials all on the subject of iPage domains.
• Domain Registration—iPage registers domains in three categories.
- Classic Domains include those with the extensions .com, .net, .org, .biz., .ca., .name, .info., .co.uk, .org.uk, and .us. These are priced at $12.99 for one year. Both .uk extensions require a minimum registration of 2 years on renewal.
- Geographic Domains include those with the extensions .be, .de, and .eu. These are $16.95 for one year.
- Premium Domains include those with the extensions .cc, .ch, .co, .mobi, and .tv. These are priced at $34.95 for one year, with the .mobi extension requiring a minimum registration of 2 years on renewal.
• Domain Transfer—Domains currently registered elsewhere can be transferred so that they are hosted on iPage. After you let iPage know that you wish to transfer a domain to be hosted at iPage, you will need to contact the domain name registrar you used to register the domain and either change the nameservers yourself, or ask a support representative to help you do so. iPage has a link to the Whois search at InterNIC to help you identify the registrar of your domain name if you don’t remember this information.
• Domain Privacy—The iPage domain privacy system protects your personal information when you register a domain. This includes identifiying the administrator of the domain, as well as contact information for billing and technical issues. If you sign up for this service, which costrs $8.99 per year, iPage will substitute information that allows contact with you to be made through iPage, rather than directly. If there are any contacts made related to your site, iPage will forward them to you, and you can respond as you see fit.
Using iPage’s privacy service may protect you from spam, attempts at identify theft, and unwanted contact. However, even if you invoke domain privacy, you must give accurate information when you register your domain and update that information when necessary. Domain privacy is available only for certain extensions. These are: .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, .name, .cc, .tv.
• Subdomains—If you are using the iPage UNIX platform and are willing to pay for the privilege, you can use subdomains on your iPage-hosted website. The cost is $5 per month for 5 subdomains, $10 per month for 10 subdomains, and $25 per month for unlimited subdomains.
• Automated Domain Renewals—iPage customers can sign up for automated domain renewals. This is a free service.