How to Register/Manage a Domain with InMotion Central

Learn How to Register/Manage a Domain With InMotion Central

Along with building websites, you can purchase domains and manage your DNS records directly from InMotion Central. This can help you save time by providing one interface for building websites and managing domains. In this article, we will show you how to register and manage domains with InMotion Central.

How to Register a New Domain

  1. Login to InMotion Central.
  2. Click Domains link in the main navigation menu.
  3. Click + Register.
    Registering a New Domain
  4. Enter your desired domain name and then click Check Availability.
    Check Domain Availability
  5. If your domain name is available the payment method option will appear on the screen.
  6. Choose a credit card on file, or fill out your billing address, and credit card information.
  7. Check the box to agree to the terms of service, then click Submit Order. You will see a message saying “Purchase Complete” once it is done.
  8. A confirmation email will also be sent to your email address. Click the provided link to verify the purchase.
  9. You will be redirected to a page that lists the provided contact information. Check that it is correct then click the Verify Information button. You are finished when you see a message stating “Contact Information Verified”.

How to Manage Domains

  1. From your InMotion Central dashboard, click Domains.
  2. Click Manage next to the domain you want to work with.
    Domain Management With InMotion Central
  3. You will then see the following sections to help you manage your domain.

Domain Details

This section contains the following information regarding your domain.

StatusIf the domain is currently registered this should be set to Active.
Verification StatusWhen a domain is registered, transferred, or the contact information is modified an email confirmation will be sent to confirm the contact information is correct.
RegisteredThe registration date will be listed here.
ExpiresThe domain’s expiration date will be listed here.
Domain LockThe domain lock can help prevent unwanted changes to t he domain. You can click the disable link to turn the domain lock off.
Auth-CodeHere you can click the retrieve link if you want to initiate a domain transfer to another registrar.

Name Servers

You will see your current Name Servers listed in this section. This indicates to the world where the correct DNS for your domain is hosted and you can click the Manage DNS Records button to make any changes. For more information, see our full guide on Managing DNS With InMotion Central.

WHOIS Information

The WHOIS record is a public contact listing for this domain. It will include information on the domain’s Owner, Administrator, Billing, and Technical contacts. The following steps will show you how to update this information.

Updating WHOIS Information

  1. Click the Edit button.
    Edit WHOIS Information
  2. You can then click the tabs to edit the contact information for Owner, Administrator, Billing, and Technical information. Required fields are First Name, Last Name, Team Name, Address, City, State, Country, Zip/Postal code, Phone number, and Email address.
    Editing WHOIS Administrator
  3. Click the Save button once you have made your changes. The page will refresh and list the updated contact data.
  4. A “VERIFICATION REQUIRED” email will also be sent to the owner’s email address. Click the provided link to verify the purchase.
  5. You will be redirected to a page that lists the provided contact information. Check that it is correct then click the Verify Information button. You are finished when you see a message stating “Contact Information Verified”.

Congratulations, now you know how to register a new domain and manage your domains in InMotion Central.

JB
John-Paul Briones Content Writer II

John-Paul is an Electronics Engineer that spent most of his career in IT. He has been a Technical Writer for InMotion since 2013.

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