If your website’s pages do not resolve after changing the cheap domain name on your hosting account, you may be using absolute URLs containing the old domain name in the HTML code for your site. Absolute URLs contain the entire URL path (e.g., “http://www.coolexample.com/default.html”). After a domain name change, you must update any absolute URLs in the HTML to reflect the new domain name. Once you update the URLs and upload the modified pages to your site, the pages will resolve.
We recommend that you use relative URLs when referencing your Web pages. When a website uses relative URLs, the domain name associated with a hosting account can change without the complications that result from the use of absolute URLs. Relative URLs identify a website page in relation to, or in the context of, the current page. If both pages exist in the same website directory, then only the page name is required (e.g. “destinationpage.html”). Because they do not reference the domain name, relative URLs do not require modification when the domain name changes on a hosting account.
If you placed a cheap domain name backorder and do not want your personal information listed in the Whois database if we capture and register the cheap domain name for you, you can add Domains By Proxy® (DBP) Private Registration to the backorder for an additional fee.
If your backorder with privacy is unsuccessful, you can apply the Private Registration to any other backorder or request a refund from our support team.
To Add Privacy to Backordered Domain Names
Log in to your Account Manager.
Next to Domains, click Manage.
From the Buy/Sell menu, select Backorders and Monitoring.
Select the domain names you want to modify.
Click Privacy. The Update Privacy Option for Backordered Domain window displays.
If you do not have available Private backorder credits, click Buy Credit. In the Domain Backorders section, for Select Quantity, enter the number of credits you want to purchase. For Backorder type, select Private Registration, and then click Add to Cart. Complete the checkout process, and then go back to the Domain Manager to continue.
For Backorder type, select Private.
For Select your Domains By Proxy® account, do one of the following:
If you already have an account with Domains By Proxy (DBP) that you want to use, select it from the list.
Create New — Select this option if you do not have an existing DBP account. DBP creates a new account for you, and then emails you the user name, password, and a link to the DBP website. Please retain this information for future reference!
Other Existing DBP Account — If you have an existing DBP account that you want to use but it does not display in the list, select this option, and then enter your login information in the User Name and Password fields.
Select I have read and agree to … , and then click Next. Your private backorder displays on the Backorders and Monitoring page of the Domain Manager.