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Can I change the spelling of a domain name once it is registered?
As part of ICANN's Policy, domain names cannot be modified or changed once they are registered....
Do I need to type www in front of my domain?
No.  Your domain is accessible both my http://yourdomain.com and...
Does transferring a domain from another registrar affect the expiration date?
Yes, transferring a domain name will extend your domain's registration for an additional year....
How do I change the nameservers for my domain name?
When you change hosting companies it will be necessary to change your domain name nameserver...
How do I purchase a new domain name?
Every HostMetro account comes with the ability to host as many different domain names and...
How do I set up a subdomain?
Setting up a subdomain is very easy. Login to your cPanel 1) In the Domain section, click the...
How do I set up an addon domain?
First, make sure your nameserver record for your pointed/addon domain is pointing to: Primary...
How do I unpark or remove a parked domain?
1. Login to cPanel 2. Click on "Parked Domains" 3. Select the domain you would like...
How long will it take for my DNS to resolve?
It can take as little as 1 hour, but may take between 24-48 hours for a domain to fully propagate.
How to transfer domain registration to HostMetro
Transferring a domain name to HostMetro is easy, but there are several important steps that need...
Once I register a domain, how long does it take to become active?
After registering a domain with Host Metro or any other registrar, it typically takes between 24...
Oops, I accidentally spelled my domain name wrong. Can I change it?
Unfortunately there's no way to change a domain name once it's registered, so you can't change...
Should I respond to domain renewal notice emails from Domain Registry of America I don't recognize?
No. Domain Registry of America and other companies have no connection to Host Metro, and we do...
Understanding the Domain Name Transfer Process
Your Domain Name Registrar maintains information relating to who your Web hosting provider for...
What are the requirements for registrar transfer?
To transfer your domain to Host Metro, these conditions must be met: 1) Your domain name has...
What name servers should I use?
When you change hosting companies, your Domain Name Registrar must be given the necessary...
Why is my new domain not loading?
The domain name registration probably hasn't propagated yet. It takes approximately 24 - 72...
Can I change the main domain on my account?
The main domain name on a hosting account can be switched for a one time fee of $15. Please note...


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