Free StarterSite Website with every domain
StarterSite is a free one-page website that you receive with every domain name. It’s designed to give your business a professional online presence straightaway. StarterSite takes less than 5 minutes to setup without any hassle, complicated coding or design work. Having a business website will open the doors to new opportunities.
Domain Name Search
Finding the ideal domain name is simple with WestHost’s easy domain name search tool. Simply type in the domain name you have in mind, click Enter and watch as the available domain extensions appear before your eyes. Ready for the fun part? Whether you decide to choose a more traditional .com or an exciting gTLD like .club or .online, you can register the domain under your name in a flash. Need more than one domain? No problem! WestHost’s bulk registration tool lets you register multiple domains at the same time. If the domain you are looking for is already taken, get creative and search for some new ideas. You might find a domain that is better than your original choice!
of WestHost Domain Names
All our domain registrations come with a free one-page website that you can build with ease using our professional InstantWebsite website builder tool. Simply point your domain name to the site and you’re ready to go!
Protect your identity by securing multiple domain name registrations and point them all to one website. Many organizations complete a domain name registration of misspelled versions of their domain as well as additional domain extensions to ensure people have no problem finding their website.
Your new domain name comes with full DNS management and access to our intelligent control panel (CHI), meaning you can manage your domain names and other WestHost services in one easy-to-use location.
Our response times lead the industry and our support staff is exceptionally qualified, capable, and experts in their respective areas and can be accessed IN-HOUSE. This is probably why 95% of our clients rate our quality of support as Excellent or Good.
What You Can Do
With A Domain
Whether you’re a blogger or a business, let your website shine with a unique new domain extension!
Create an unique and memorable email address using your red hot domain extension! Who can forget an original brand identity?
Secure the edge to your business with a web address that is unique. Deter the competition by snapping up similar domain names.
Secure your very own piece of flexible online retail space without the costs and hassle of bricks and mortar.
Want to reach 2.5 billion internet users? Launch your online presence today!
Want to impress at networking events and be memorable? Your unique domain name will lead the way.
Is your great idea ready to go, but you still need some time to launch? No problem, secure your domain name now to avoid future disappointment.
Transferring your domain name to WestHost is easy. Managing all your services in one place makes life much easier, and with WestHost you can manage everything from your domain name to your virtual private server using our state of the art control panel. For more info on how you can transfer your domain name to WestHost from your current registrar please click here.
Even though .com, .org and .net domain name extensions are still the most popular, you can now register a range of newly released top level domains that allow you to further personalize your web address. From .plumbing to .guru you’ll be sure to find the domain name that will give your website the personal touch. Check out all the newly released domain names here. domain names here
Save yourself the hassle of searching for multiple domains separately by making use of our bulk domain registration. Bulk domain registration allows you to search for and register multiple domain names simultaneously; the search tool is simple to use and our sales team are available to help you with any issues you may have. Learn more
ICANN (the governing body of domains) requires that valid contact information be listed for every website and domain registration. Without Domain Privacy, anyone including a neighbor, past friend, spammer, hacker, etc. can look up your personal info online. Should you opt for Domain Privacy and someone needs to contact you we will forward their request to you internally. Find out more here
a Domain Name?
Domain registration is the first step towards establishing your business’s online presence. Without a domain name your potential customers will be unable to find your website, which is certainly bad for business. More about Domains
a Sub Domain?
This is an extension of your domain name. While your primary domain (Top Level Domain) will be the most important and should be the most memorable, you are also able to create other web addresses which branch off from your main one and these are called subdomains. Learn more
When you register a domain name with WestHost, you will have full ownership of your domain name. This means that you can move your domain name somewhere else or modify it however you want. You have full control over your domain name.
Once your domain name has been registered (or transferred, if applicable), it usually takes about 12-24 hours to be active. All Internet providers must update their records (DNS tables) to reflect the new site's location.
Yes, it is possible to transfer your domain registration to WestHost. To do so you need to fill out the order form select "Transfer your Existing Domain", and enter the EPP authorization code. Once you do that we can proceed to transfer your domain name. Pricing for domain transfers and renewals varies by domain type (TLD) and may be seen on our order form.
Important Note: In order to transfer your registration to us you must submit your request to us at least 14 days before your domain name expires at its current registrar. If it's past that date you'll have to renew with the current registrar. Your domain name must be "unlocked" with the current registrar, and you will frequently need a domain transfer code or "EPP code".
There is no downtime associated with transferring your domain name registration to WestHost. Once the domain is transferred you may wish to change the DNS on your domain to point to our name servers. If you do change your DNS servers, this can introduce downtime of up to 24 hours.
From the time you change the DNS on your domain name to point to our name servers it will take approximately 12-24 hours for the change to propagate throughout the Internet and become active. During this time your website may be down until the change has fully propagated through the Internet.
Yes, you can have additional domain names point to your current account. All of our hosting plans have the ability to support multiple domains except for the Starter plan. You will have the option to point multiple domains at the same directory (e.g. domain.com and domain.net point to the same place), or to separate directories (e.g. domain1.com to /domain1directory/, domain2.com to /domain2directory/).
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is the non-profit corporation that was formed to assume responsibility for the IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management, and root server system management functions previously performed under U.S. Government contract by IANA and other entities.
The following is WestHost's DNS information. You can use this when registering a new domain name or modifying an existing domain name.
Shared Hosting Servers
- Primary Name Server: dns1.westhost.com
- Primary Name Server IP: 188.8.131.52
- Secondary Name Server: dns2.westhost.com
- Secondary Name Server IP: 184.108.40.206
- Tertiary Name Server: dns3.westhost.com
- Tertiary Name Server IP: 220.127.116.11
Managed Dedicated Servers
- Primary Name Server: NS1.WESTSERVERS.NET
- Primary Name Server IP: 18.104.22.168
- Secondary Name Server: NS2.WESTSERVERS.NET
- Secondary Name Server IP: 22.214.171.124
Yes, you will be able to access the domain address with or without the "www" in front of the domain name. Example: [http://www.your-name.com] or [http://your-name.com] is acceptable, whichever you prefer.
Yes, you can use a 3rd level domain name, such as yourname.westhostsite.com, to use on a new hosting account or with an existing account. The hosting plans are the same as those posted for normal domains; the advantage to these is that no domain registration is needed. This means no domain registration fees!