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If you want to register a new Domain Name (yourname.com), we have made it easy. See if your name is available using the form above or go to domains.sonomastudios.com.
ArtPickle and our hosting company, SonomaStudios have set up an easy way for you to register a domain name. Click the link above to search for a domain name, and register it. We have already completed the technical details so all you have to do is choose a name and register.

Email us your registered domain name and we will apply it to your website.

The registration of a Domain Name (yourname.com) is an international name registration with registration fees, outside the scope of ArtPickle. The name is yours for as long as you keep it registered and you may move the name to any other hosting site if you become dissatisfied with our service.
 

You may also register you name anywhere you choose. You will need to setup your DNS configuration and email us the valid domain name. For those of you that want to read more about the domain registration system, we have included some brief explanations below.

If you already have a domain name,
read our transfer instructions.

If you want to register with a different registrar,
read our transfer instructions.

 
What is the Domain Name System?
The Domain Name System (DNS) helps users to find their way around the Internet. Every computer on the Internet has a unique address � just like a telephone number � which is a rather complicated string of numbers. It is called its "IP address" (IP stands for "Internet Protocol"). But it is hard to remember everyone's IP address. The DNS makes it easier by allowing a familiar string of letters (the "domain name") to be used instead of the arcane IP address. So instead of typing 192.0.34.65, you can type www.artpickle.com. It is a "mnemonic" device that makes addresses easier to remember. Translating the name into the IP address is called "resolving the domain name." The goal of the DNS is for any Internet user any place in the world to reach a specific website IP address by entering its domain name. Domain names are also used for reaching e-mail addresses and for other Internet applications.
 
What does it mean to "register" a domain name?
The Internet domain name system (DNS) consists of a directory, organized hierarchically, of all the domain names and their corresponding computers registered to particular companies and persons using the Internet. When you register a domain name, it will be associated with the computer on the Internet you designate during the period the registration is in effect. From that computer, you can create a website which will be accessible to Internet users around the world.
 
How do I register a domain name?
Domain names can be registered through many different companies (known as "registrars") that compete with one another. The registrar you choose will ask you to provide various contact and technical information that makes up the registration. The registrar keeps records of the contact information and submits the technical information to a central directory known as the "registry." This registry provides other computers on the Internet the information necessary to send you e-mail or to find your web site. You will also be required to enter a registration contract with the registrar, which sets forth the terms under which your registration is accepted and will be maintained.
 
Can I use my existing domain name or use a different registrar?
Yes you can.
If you have an existing domain name, you will have contact your domain registrar and change your domain DNS settings to our DNS servers.

If you want to register with another registrar, you will have to configure your domain DNS setting to point to our DNS servers.

Our DNS Servers:
Primary:   ns5.hostek.com        IP: 64.37.66.143 Secondary:  ns6.hostek.com     IP: 64.37.66.143



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