Domain Registration

A domain name is a unique combination of letters and/or numbers which makes up the web address of your website. For example, virtualcanvas.co.za is our domain name.

Registering a domain is the first step in establishing an online identity for you or your business. Having a good domain name allows you to create a customised website and have professional looking email addresses.

How long does it take to get my domain registered?

Your domain will be registered instantly. It will take around 24 hours for the domain name system records to be updated (or propagate), after which your domain will work perfectly.

My preferred domain name is taken, what should I do?

You can try adding a hyphen between words e.g. “marks-bakery.co.za” or try alternative Top Level Domains (TLDs), such as .net or .biz. You can also try reformulating your name e.g. “marksbestbakery.co.za”