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Domain Registration and Forwarding Services

With GlobalFront's DNS and domain forwarding services, you get all of the following features for your existing domain (e.g., YourName.Com, .net, .org , .biz, .info, .us, or any country-code domain) for just $14.95 per year. If you do not already have a domain, you can register a new domain (YourName.com, .net, or .org) through GlobalFront and get all of the following features for just $24.95 per year. We also offer other packages that you can buy for as low as $9.95 per year. There is NO other provider in the internet that gives you so many features for such an affordable price!

Domain Name Lookup

Domain Name to Check for:
www.

To check availability or to verify registrant and contact information for any domain name, please type the domain name you would like to check (e.g., "mybizname"), select the TLD extension (e.g., .com, .net or .org) and click on Check Domain! button.

If you are looking for a new domain name to order, then remember that a domain name can only have letters, numbers and "-" in it; cannot contain any meta character or symbol; cannot have any "-" at the beginning or end of the name; and cannot include two or more successive "-"s within it. Also, a domain name should not be longer than 63 characters. The shorter and easy to remember your domain, the better it is for your URL and email addresses!


Forwarding Feature Details

  • http://yourname.com/ and you@yourname.com: With our domain, DNS and forwarding services, you can use www.yourname.com as your permanent web address, and you@yourname.com as your permanent email address. You can even change ISPs without ever changing your URL and email address(es), since you will be able to instantly update forwarding for URL and emails for yourname.com to any valid URL and POP account worldwide!
  • New domain registration or existing domain move: If you are ordering a new domain name, then we will register the domain for you using the registration information provided by you. You will own the domain. Please visit our Get Domain page and Registration FAQs page for more information on domain registration. If you already have a domain name, and would like to use our domain forwarding services, then you please visit our Move Domain page for more information.
  • You own the domain name: For all domains that you register through us, YOU become the Registrant and own the domain name. According to registry and ICANN policies, the Registrant of the domain will hold the ultimate rights on the domain as long as the domain registry fee is paid. (Warning: Some domain service providers register the domain you order with the ISP name as the registrant, which legally makes you an user instead of the owner of the domain. Before ordering a new domain name from any domain service provider, you might want to make sure that you will be the Registrant for the domain).
  • DNS service in fast and reliable servers: We configure your domain name in our DNS servers. Our servers are connected to the internet with redundant, high-speed T3 network connections. Our network connectivity is monitored 24 hours a day, and we guarantee 99.99 percent or more uptime. For more information on our servers, please visit our Technical FAQs page.
  • Access to Global Domain Control Panel (GDCP): You will have browser access to GlobalFront's proprietary Global Domain Control Panel, one of the best, most user-friendly and secure, web-based domain management software that exist in the internet today. Developed by GlobalFront to meet your needs, GDCP allows you to (a) view, edit, update, backup and restore URL/IP forwarding settings; (b) switch between cloaked/masked forwarding or non-cloaked browser redirection; (c) manage meta tags for title, description and keywords for your domain; (d) park the domain for your future site; (e) post the domain for sale; (f) view, edit, update, backup and restore email forwarding to multiple destination addresses; (g) enable and disable catch-all email address; (h) view, edit and update custom web/IP pointing to external IP addresses or to external hosts/domains; (i) view, edit and update custom MX pointing to external IP address or to external mail server with custom MX priority codes; (j) use both "unique domain login system" and "unified domain login system" to manage multiple domains in our system, (k) update domain password and use instant login finder, (l) manage any TLD domain, including but not limited to .com, .net, .org, .edu, .biz, .info, .us and other country code domains - all with your web browser and a few mouse clicks, from anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year, without requiring any programming knowledge on your part.
  • Instant cloaked forwarding to any URL: With instant cloaked forwarding (also known as frame forwarding), when visitors enter your domain name in their browser, they will be able to directly access your current website that you have from your ISP. For example, your site visitors will be able to use www.yourname.com to view the site that you have at  http://www.somehost.com/users/ia/yoursite/yourpage.htm. With our cloaked forwarding, your domain name continues to stay in the browser address field. So if your site visitors add your URL to "favorites list" or to "bookmarks" in their browsers, they would add your domain name so you won't loose visitors once you move your site from one ISP to another! Using Global Domain Control Panel, you would be able to instantly update the forwarding URL for your domain anytime.
  • Instant cloaked forwarding to any IP address: If you have a DSL or cable modem service with a static or relatively static IP address, then you can use our service to forward your domain to your own home computer! If you have a website hosted at your IP address or even at any subdirectory of the IP address, you will be able to use your domain name to access your website at that address. For example, when your visitors type www.yourname.com, with IP forwarding the browser will display the site at http://123.123.123.123/ or http://123.123.123.123/somedir/somfile.html. You can also use our service to forward your domain to any other website with unique IP address that you have from your ISP or webhost. If your IP address is changed by your ISP anytime later, you can simply log into Global Domain Control Panel to instantly update forwarding for your domain to the new IP address.
  • Instant non-cloaked redirection to any URL or IP address: With non-cloaked browser redirection (also known as URL redirection), visitors who type your domain name on their web browser will be redirected to your website hosted by any ISP. For example, visitors entering www.yourname.com will be redirected to http://www.somehost.com/users/ia/yoursite/yourpage.htm. Unlike cloaked forwarding, non-cloaked browser redirection displays the URL or IP of the destination site in the browser address field. Using Global Domain Control Panel, you will be able to instantly update the redirection destination address anytime. Also, using the control panel, you will be able to switch between cloaked forwarding and non-cloaked browser redirection for your domain with just a few clicks of your mouse.
  • Meta tags for title, description and keywords: You will be able to view, add, delete, edit and update your domain forwarding page meta tags for title, description and keywords instantly with Global Domain Control Panel. The title meta tag controls what appears in the title field on the top of the browser when somebody is visiting your site using your domain. The description and keywords meta tags are used by search engines to index and rank your site. Global Domain Control Panel allows you to add, edit or update these meta tags without requiring you to have any programming or html experience.
  • No Advertisement with web or email forwarding: There is absolutely NO advertisement, pop-up or pop-under window, banner, bar, button, link or reference to our site when you buy our web forwarding and/or email forwarding services (ND1, ND2, ED1, or ED2 services). Unlike some other providers, we do not even include any hidden reference to our site in the html code for the pages. Also, unlike some email providers, we do not add any advertisement to the forwarded emails. (Note: Please be advised that if you buy our "ND3: registration and free parking service", then a link to our site will appear on the parked page).
  • Instant catch-all email forwarding for unlimited aliases: You will have domain-branded catch-all email forwarding so that messages for anyname@yourname.com will automatically go to your preferred POP account that you already have from your ISP or from any other free email provider (e.g., hotmail.com). For example, you can have emails for sales@yourname.com, support@yourname.com, info@yourname.com, webmaster@yourname.com and/or anyname@yourname.com automatically forwarded to the destination address that you specify for the default alias in the control panel. Using Global Domain Control Panel, you will be able to update, disable or enable your domain's catch-all email forwarding address anytime. Any update to the catch-all address is automatically reflected in our servers within 5 minutes after you update it with the control panel.
  • Instant email forwarding to upto 10 destination addresses: Using Global Domain Control Panel, you will be able to have specific emails for your domain to be automatically forwarded to upto 10 destination addresses. You will be able to add, edit, delete or update these addresses with the control panel instantly. Updates to email forwarding settings are automatically reflected in our servers within 5 minutes after you update them with the control panel. Specific forwarding to separate destination addresses help when several people belonging to your family, club or group would like to have email forwarding for the same domain. The following table is an example:
Domain-Branded
Address
Forwarded to: Destination
Address
default@yourname.com* > jdoe777@gmail.com
sales@yourname.com > jennifer123@someisp.com
support@yourname.com > mark123@yourbusiness.com
webmaster@yourname.com > shirley6412@yahoo.com
john@yourname.com > john2002@johnsnetwork.net
jason@yourname.com > jasonr@jasonschool.edu
lynn@yourname.com > lynn@lynnsite.com

*Note: The default alias is your catch-all email address, and it will forward messages for all unassigned addresses (e.g., info@yourname.com, marketing@yourname.com, anyname@yourname.com) to the destination address you specify for your domain.

Destination addresses specified in the above table are for examples only. Some ISPs and email providers may not accept forwarded emails. GlobalFront reserves the right to block or deactivate forwarding to destination addresses which generated significant number of bounced messages or any complain from the destination email recipient(s) and/or destination provider(s) mail server administrators due to forwarded email messages.

  • Instant posting of your domain for sale: If at any point you decide to post your domain for sale to any third party, using Global Domain Control Panel you will be able to instantly generate and display a "Domain for Sale" page for your domain. The page will have your email address and your posted price on it, so prospective buyers can contact you directly. If later you change your mind, you will be able to use the control panel to instantly park, forward or redirect your domain.
  • Instant parking of your domain: If you currently do not have a web site or if for any other reason when you do not want to forward your domain to another site, using Global Domain Control Panel you will be able to instantly park the domain in our server. The parked domain will show in visitor browser a page which will have your domain name and the email address you specified for display during parking. This parked page won't have any advertisement or any link to our site. Whenever you get a website from any ISP or webhost, using the control panel, you will be able to switch from parking to forwarding or redirection instantly.
  • Instant backup of URL and email settings: You will be able to backup your URL/IP forwarding, redirection, meta tags or email forwarding settings for the domain with a few clicks using Global Domain Control Panel. Also, when you need to restore the last-saved settings, you will be able to do that instantly using the control panel.
  • Html-based forwarding with own virtual host: While our Global Domain Control Panel uses advanced CGI scripting to allow instant updates by you, URL and IP forwarding and browser redirection are done with a static html page, NOT dynamic cgi-based database driven mechanism. This makes the forwarding compatible with all search engines which may not index database generated dynamic gateway pages. Unlike database driven redirection where multiple domains are resolved to a single virtual host and redirected by a cgi-script, our DNS and httpd services resolve each domain to its own virtual hosting directory that uses static HTML based forwarding. This also means that our URL forwarding service is much more stable and faster than database-driven redirection provided by many other companies.
  • Availability without or with "www" in URL: Your domain name will work with or without "www" in front of it. For instance, if your domain name is yourname.com, then with our forwarding service your visitors will be able to access your site by typing either yourname.com or www.yourname.com in the browser address field.
  • Automated web pointing to external IP address or external domain: If you have a static or relatively static IP address from your ISP and have configured your domain as a "virtual host" in a computer using that IP address, then you can use Global Domain Control Panel to setup web pointing for your domain to that IP address. You can also use the control panel to point your domain to any external domain or external host name. Web pointing will cause all ISPs and servers ignore the URL and IP forwarding settings in our server, as all HTTP requests for your domain will be directly routed by our DNS to the target IP or target host or domain. Global Domain Control Panel also allows you to edit or update web pointing or switch between web/IP pointing and URL/IP forwarding/redirection with just a few mouse clicks. Also, unlike DNS control panels offered by most other providers, Global domain Control Panel does NOT require you to have any knowledge of DNS records for you to setup web pointing.
  • Automated FTP pointing to external IP address or external host: If you already have a FTP server with a static or relatively static IP address and would like to have a FTP host for the forwarding domain (e.g., ftp.yourdomain.com) to be pointed to the external FTP server, using Global Domain Control Panel you will be able to point FTP host for your domain to the external IP address or ftp server. The FTP host may or may not be the machine that is hosting your website. You will be able to update FTP pointing anytime using the control panel. Also, unlike DNS control panels offered by most other providers, Global domain Control Panel does NOT require you to have any knowledge of DNS records for you to setup ftp pointing.
  • Automated MX pointing to external IP address or external email server: If you have a static or relatively static IP address configured in a computer hosting mail service for your domain, or if you would like to have your domain's MX record pointed to any other external mail server, using Global Domain Control Panel you will be able to point MX record for your domain (with or without custom MX priority values) to the external IP address or external domain. MX pointing will cause all ISPs and servers ignore the email forwarding settings in our server, as all emails for your domain will be directly routed by our DNS to the external mail server you enter in the control panel. Global Domain Control Panel also allows you to update MX pointing or switch between MX pointing and email forwarding with just a few mouse clicks. Also, unlike DNS control panels offered by most other providers, Global domain Control Panel does NOT require you to have any knowledge of DNS records for you to setup MX pointing.
  • Instant Password Update and Instant Password Finder: For your security, the Global Domain Control Panel uses encrypted passwords. You will be able to update your password using the Global Domain Control Panel. You will also be able to have your password sent to you instantly by clicking a link in the control panel and entering your domain name in an online form, provided you have access to the email address you used to sign-up for our service.
  • Two Level Logins for Managing Multiple Domains: If you have multiple domains in our servers, then you can choose to use one of the domains as your "primary domain" in our system. The primary domain login ("unified/combined login") will be given the authority to manage the primary domain as well as all additional domains that you have in our servers, using a "Select Domain" button within the "primary domain" login of the Global Domain Control Panel. For your convenience, through your primary domain login, you can update the passwords for any or all other domain(s) that you have in our system. Each of the additional domains will still be accessible and manageable with its own unique login username and password.
  • Absolutely FREE unconditional 14-day trial with any existing domain: Unlike most providers who have a non-refundable setup fee for domain forwarding services, we offer FREE setup and an unconditional 14-day FREE trial for our domain forwarding services provided you already registered a domain name with any valid registry through any ISP. Since according to registry policies, domain registration fees are non-refundable, we are unable to offer the FREE trial with any new domain order. Please visit our Free Trial page for more information on how to sign up for the free trial.
  • 100 percent satisfaction or 30-Day Money-back guarantee: If you are not completely satisfied with our services, simply let us know within 30-days of our processing of your order, and we will refund you 100 percent of the domain forwarding service fees, subject to two exceptions: First, this guarantee only applies to domain forwarding service fees, and NOT to domain registry fee. New domain services include a $14.95 per year non-refundable registry fee. Second, no refund will be given if we terminate your domain forwarding service due to use of your domain name in connection with spamming, unsolicited bulk emails, mail bombing and/or other abusing practices. Please visit our policies page for more information on our policies.

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