Your domain name is your website URL or address, it is the unique name that visitors will enter into their browser to get to your website, therefore it is important to choose a relevant domain name for your website. If you already have a domain, you can follow our guide on this page to transfer your domain to us.
If you don't already have a domain, and want to check to see if the one you want is available, please enter your desired domain name into the search box to the right purchase your domain and take the first step to getting your website on the internet.
To search for a domain (URL) for your website, please click on the "Search Domains" button below and enter a chosen name to see if it's available.
A UK domain is a domain name with one of the following extensions:
If your current domain has one of these extensions, then all you have to do to transfer it to Element Hosting is to contact your current Registrar (the company that you purchased the domain from) and request that your IPStag (or nominet tag) be changed to EXTEND. Once you have confirmation that this change has been made, come back to this page, enter your domain name into the Domain Search box above and click Search.
The search results will include a section at the bottom of the page that will list your domain name, and give you the option to add the transfer to your basket. Complete the on screen instructions to confirm the transfer. The transfer of UK domains is FREE.
An International domain is a domain name with one of the following extensions:
Firstly, you will have to check with your current registrar (the company that you registered this domain with) if the domain is LOCKED. If so, you can request (either by email, or via their control panel) that the domain be unlocked, this must be done for the transfer to be initiated. Also, while you are in your control panel, also confirm that the registrar has your CORRECT email address, as this is a vitally important step to ensure there are no delays in your transfer.
Once the domain is unlocked, simply search for your domain in the box at the top of the page for your domain name, and at the bottom of the search results, you will find the option to add the domain transfer to your basket. Tick the box to add the transfer to your basket, and continue to checkout.
Once you have completed checkout and registration on our website, you will receive an email (usually within 48 hours of starting the transfer) to confirm that you are the registered owner of the domain. This email will include a link to follow that you must click on to confirm that you are the registered owner of the domain. Once this has been done, the transfer will complete (again, usually within 48 hours) and we will begin to give you updates on the progress of the transfer, and give you confirmation of its completion. Then you are ready to go.