What's a domain host?


A domain host is an internet service that manages your domain name, for example, yourdomain.com. Domain hosts use DNS records to connect your domain name with email, websites, and other web services. Popular domain hosts include GoDaddy , Enom, DreamHost,  and 1&1  to name a few.


Find your domain host


Check your billing records

Your domain host is typically who you bought your domain name from. If you don’t remember who your domain host is:

  1. Search your email archives for billing records about registration or transfer of your domain name. (Your domain host is listed on your invoice.)
  2. Visit your domain host’s website.
  3. Sign in with the credentials you used when you bought or transferred your domain.
    If you forgot your password, contact your domain host’s support team.


Use WHOIS lookup

If you can’t find your billing records, search for your domain host online:

  1. Go to WHOIS lookup, provided by ICANN, a non-profit that collects domain information.
  2. Enter your domain name in the search field and click Lookup.
  3. In the results page, look for the Registrar section.
    The registrar is usually your domain host. For example:

    URL: www.polarmatix.com
    Registrar: Polarmatix Domain Services

  4. Go to your registrar’s website using the listed URL.
  5. Sign in with the credentials you used when you purchased (or transferred) your domain.
    If you forgot your password, contact your domain host’s support team.