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Domain registrations are $14.99, and this fee registers a domain name for one full year. The domain TLD (top level domain) extensions we can register here at InMotion Hosting are listed here:

Available Domain

What about other domain extensions?

Keep in mind you can still host any domain with InMotion by pointing to our nameservers, and adding the domain to your cPanel. There are many other domain extensions that are available as well. There are extensions specific to every country as well as other more restrictive extensions such as .edu. Very soon, ICANN will be releasing around 700 other extensions for sale as well. If you need a domain that has an extension different from the ones we offer, your best bet is to visit Google and do a search for a registrar of that type. For example, if I want a .ca domain, I would do a search for "register .ca domain".

How to Register a New Domain Name

  1. Login to AMP.
  2. Click the Register Domain button in the Manage My Account section.

    You will then be on the Order Services page; below is a detailed description.

    Enter a Domain Name Here you will put the domain you want to register. Once you type in a domain, click on "Check availability" to see if the domain's available. You will need to register a different domain if the one you chose isn't available.
    Domain Registration Choose the number of years you want to register the domain.
    Add Domain Privacy For each new domain you register, you can also purchase Domain Privacy for $9.99 annually. Learn more about Domain Privacy.
    Billing Information If you want to use your billing information already on file, select it from the drop-down. To pay using a different method, select Add New and enter the new billing details.
    Note that your billing information must be up to date or you may receive an error to the effect of "You do not have current billing information". This will then need to be corrected in order to complete domain registration.
    Payment Method Here you can choose / add a new payment method in AMP, the credit card already in the system or a new card.
    Terms of Service You must agree to the Terms of Service to register a new domain. A link is provided with the Terms of Service.
  3. Once you have put in all your information, click the "Submit" button. You have now registered your new domain! Add it to your cPanel to begin building the site.

Domain Privacy

Did you know that whenever a domain name is registered, The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) requires your personal information be published in the WHOIS database? This includes your mailing address, phone number, and email address!

With Domain Privacy Protection from InMotion Hosting, we will make our information available to the public instead of yours. This can help protect you from potential spammers, telemarketers, and even identity thieves. This would cost only an additional $9.99 annually! Otherwise, we would have to use the billing information we currently have on file for your account. This is usually the name and address of the person who subscribed for the hosting account initially.

Your name will remain as the registrant contact so that you retain complete ownership of the domain. To register a new domain you will first need to log into AMP. If you need more information about logging into AMP.

Domain Privacy Protection is available with all hosting accounts, including shared hosting, VPS hosting, and our dedicated servers.

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2012-02-01 6:28 pm
I want to register additional domain name.
Watched video, followed instruction, but I couldn't find "Additional Services" column.

Back to video page. I have been going around and around and took me nowhere.
12,692 Points
2012-02-02 10:30 am
Hi KyoVision,

Thanks for posting your comment. You will need to login to AMP. Once you are logged in to AMP, on the left side menu pane you should see various links. Select the link that says "Domains"

From here you should be able to register a new domain. If you need further assistance please feel free to contact us.


Tim S
2013-09-17 9:38 am
WTF is this crap?

With Hostgator you can buy a domain from Godaddy, go to my cpanel add the domain, change the name server in Godaddy and you are good to go. WTF am I doing here? Why have I been struggling with this crap for 30 min. to the point where I have to call your support team and wait 20 min. for you to pick AND I am calling from outside the US so you know the bill will be high.

Not a good start.... so far I'd def. warn people to stay away from this service.
n/a Points
2014-08-02 5:28 am

Godaddy is a ICANN Registrar, InMotion is a eNom reseller,

That's why you can register domains easily with GoDaddy,



43,611 Points
2014-08-04 9:51 am

While it is true we are a reseller, we are not an eNom reseller. Our registration process is tied into our registrar partner, Melbourne IT. They are one of the largest in the world and have other customers such as Yahoo. eNom is used for our reseller program. Our reseller's can choose to sell domains via eNom's reseller program.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
28,188 Points
2013-09-17 9:50 am
Hello NotHappyWithThisCrap,

Sorry to hear about the trouble you are having. This guide is only if you want to "Registering a New Domain Name" with us, but this is not a requirement.

You can absolutely "buy a domain from Godaddy (or any registrar), go to (your) cpanel, add the domain, (and) change the name server in Godaddy and you are good to go."

Sorry to hear it was taking you so long to get through to support, while call volume fluctuates, right now there is less than a 1 minute wait.

You can also chat with our live support team, there is a link on top.

We are more than happy to help you, is there a specific question you have?

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

n/a Points
2014-03-15 7:03 am

I have posted several times the email to your contact to the attiazione my account and website, but every time I go back to the email bowl full. 

What should I do to make you deliver my documents and activate my website?

11,186 Points
2014-03-17 8:38 am
Your question is a bit unclear but it sounds like you are having trouble setting up your account. For assistance, I recommend taking a look at the new customers' getting started guide.
n/a Points
2014-06-16 8:56 am


iam registered newly 2hrs back ihave not recived any email confirmation

11,186 Points
2014-06-16 10:09 am
Do you see the new domain within AMP? Are you sure that your email address on file for the account is the one that you are checking?
n/a Points
2014-07-10 6:46 pm

I just purchased a new domain name and charged my credit card. Nothing new is showing up in my Cpanel whatsoever.

My account's been billed though...

37,637 Points
2014-07-10 8:42 pm
Hello Erica,

Domain names are registered through a registrar and they are not immediately associated with the hosting server. However, if you registered the domain, then you can see it by going to your Account Management Panel (AMP).

In order to associate the new domain to your account's hosting server(if it is not your primary domain), then you will need to add it as an add-on domain.

If you are trying to change the domain name you used to register your account, then you will need to make a main domain change.

Apologies, if there has been some confusion over this process.

If you have any further questions or comments, please let us know.

Arnel C.
n/a Points
2014-08-18 2:32 pm

I understand I must register a new domain in my c panel. I used the site builder for my .com can I use the builder for the .org I need to purchase? 

37,637 Points
2014-08-18 3:11 pm
Hello Tina,

You would need to add a Builder license for the second domain. Each new Builder license costs $12. You can order it by contacting our live technical support team (contact info below). If you need any assistance with adding Builder, please see Adding Premium Web Builder.

Arnel C.
n/a Points
2014-09-22 7:40 am
Hi   Thanks for post.
n/a Points
2014-09-24 5:27 am

Hi Can I register a domain at InMotion with the end .tv?



28,188 Points
2014-09-24 11:30 am
Hello Morris,

Thank you for your question. While we can host a .tv domain, InMotion Hosting can only register available .com, .net, .org, .us, .biz, or .info domains.

However, our Reseller accounts have access to the IMH Store.

The IMH Store allows you to register any top-level domain, including .tv.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.

Thank you,
n/a Points
2014-10-30 7:25 am


I received a mail to verify my email address in order to activate my domain name: 

"It is important that you follow the instructions in this email, as soon as possible, to ensure your domain remains active. You are receiving this email in regards to (...). Due to ICANN policy, all registrars are required to validate the email address for new domain registrations and changes to WHOIS information. Please use the link below and follow the instructions on the page to verify your email address with our parent registrar:  (....). You must verify the domain using the link above within 15 days or your domain name will be suspended. If you are interested in learning about the new ICANN requirement, please follow the link (...)"

but when I click on the link i get this message:


The email you are responding to has expired. Please refer to a later email message from Melbourne IT concerning the domain name [ .... ] and follow the instructions provided.

Thank you.Melbourne IT LimitedRegistrar of record for [.... ]


Please what thats it mean? Am I loosing my domain name? 

Please I am not an expert, Need to know what to do here



28,188 Points
2014-10-30 2:13 pm
Hello Crenstil,

Thank you for your question. We are happy to help, but this is our Public Forum. Please submit a ticket to Live Support, so they can investigate this further.

Thank you,
n/a Points
2014-12-20 6:25 am
it's good like this because seeing the titles of type of support help us to find the right answer :)
n/a Points
2015-01-29 3:37 pm

Hello all,

I already registered a domain on Inmotion (so my primary domain) and all is going fine :)

Then I registered on last Jan. 18 a new domain for creating another independent website. But I do not see yet the "dashboard" with its cPanel etc. on my AMP account. Is it normal? Should I wait again few days?

Thank you all for your futur response!



- I checked on my bank account and I have well be charged of the cost for it.

- The process I followed: For buying this 2nd new domain, I logged into my AMP account. In the "Manage My Account" dashboard I cliked on "Register Domain" and I followed the steps (including validating my request by clinking on the link in the email I received). 

28,188 Points
2015-01-29 5:27 pm
Hello Andre,

Thank you for your question. All of our plans allow you to host multiple domains in your cPanel. Adding a site as an Addon domain in cPanel, creates a separate folder for storing the site files.

If you want to have 2 separate cPanel's, you can purchase an additional hosting plan from AMP.

If you have a VPS, Dedicated, or Reseller plan, you can create additional cPanel accounts in WHM.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.

Thank you,
n/a Points
2015-02-22 4:55 pm
Was helpful as setting this up is new to me. It's generally be done by others and I've not had to worry about it. I appreciate the help.
n/a Points
2015-03-17 6:20 pm
Can I register the domain for my clients in my account?
n/a Points
2015-06-10 3:38 am

i tried to purchase additional domain. but the page keep showing "Domain registration error. Please enter a valid state."


i m x from US. 

37,637 Points
2015-06-11 3:23 am
Hello Yvonne,

We need a little more information that what you have provided, please. If the error is indicating that you need to enter a valid state, what state did you try to enter?

If you have any further questions or comments, please let us know.

Arnel C.
n/a Points
2015-11-05 3:14 am

hi, im trying to register a new domain. my billing info is already selected and when i click the submit button it tells me to enter a valid state. im not in the u.s. so how do i go about this? do i select any state at all?

43,611 Points
2015-11-05 9:24 am
Hello Yaw,

Generally, it just needs something there. If there is a dropdown, simply select something from it. If you can manually enter the state, just re-enter your country abbreviation.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
n/a Points
2016-04-22 3:55 pm

Hi I am having the same problem. I am trying to register a new domain and they keep telling me the error is (see below). This is very frustrating as I picked the state from a drop down list but it still kept showing me this error message. I live outside the US.

  • Domain registration error. Please enter a valid state.
10,077 Points
2016-04-22 6:50 pm

This does happen from time to time for some reason. Why trying to purchase the domain, please contact our sales department so they may assist you with the order.

Best Regards,
TJ Edens
n/a Points
2015-11-22 2:20 am

I have a power plan hosting package in here, with that a free domain name registration offer comes. Now I choose a domain and bought it. Along with that a privacy term come up, it says my domain is not protected. What would happens if there is no protection with my domain.


43,611 Points
2015-11-23 12:17 pm

When you register a domain name, the name, address, and email address of the person who registered it becomes public record. Privacy is when we replace the address and email address with our own so that it reduces spam to you. That is all. It is nothing having to do with the security of the domain name or website.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
n/a Points
2016-02-16 5:02 am

Hi, I purchased a second domain name on my Power plan but didn't buy it as an AddOn.  Can it be changed so I can access it in cpanel to create another website? 

8,146 Points
2016-02-16 9:08 am
Yes, you can certainly use a purchased domain to set up another website. Typically, you will purchase the domain and make sure it is pointed to your server. Then you can add the domain as an addon in cPanel under the "Domains" section (depending on the theme you're using).
n/a Points
2016-08-03 2:51 pm

Can i transfer or buy other TLD than .com .net .org .us .biz .info with your hosting services?

Thanks in advance!


37,637 Points
2016-08-03 5:45 pm
Hello Jean-Francois,

Unfortunately, they cannot be registered through our registrar at this time. You can alwas register with a different domain registrar and then point the name servers to us. If you have any further questions or comments, please let us know.

Arnel C.
2017-02-04 12:42 pm
i have registered the domain"" yesterday but it is not accessible
12,692 Points
2017-02-05 6:39 pm
It can take up to 24 hours to be available. Did you add it to a cPanel account?

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