Having your own domain name is the first step towards creating an online presence. If you’d like to know whether your preferred domain name is available, or if you’re looking to renew or transfer your domain, Hetzner is here to help you.
Registering your Domain
It’s never been easier to find out whether your preferred domain name is available. Simply use our Domain Search facility to check for availability. Once you have decided on a domain name, you can effortlessly register it by following these easy steps:
- New Customers: Before you can register your domain, you will need to create a Hetzner profile. Once you have created a profile, log onto the konsoleH™ web hosting control panel and click on the ‘New Order’ button, which will enable you to register your domain with Hetzner.
- Existing Customers: Log onto the konsoleH™ web hosting control panel and click on the ‘New Order’ button, which will enable you to register your domain with Hetzner. You will also have the opportunity to link your new domain to one of our feature-rich hosting plans.
Domain Registration Costs
|.co.za||R79 per annum|
|.com, .org, .net, .info, .biz||R129 per annum|
|.de, .eu||R199 per annum|
|.mobi||R159 per annum|
|.co||R249 per annum|
|.cc||R299 per annum|
|.tv||R349 per annum|
|.co.uk||R129 per annum (two-year cycle)|
|.org.za||R228 (once-off payment - only non-commercial entities can apply)|
Transferring your Domain
Just as you have to notify people of a change of address when you move house, so you have to inform your domain name Registrar when you change hosting companies – enabling them to redirect traffic to your new hosting location. Once your domain name registration record has been updated to reflect Hetzner's domain name servers, you can start enjoying the full benefits associated with your Hetzner hosting account.
Domain Transfer Costs
Hetzner does not charge for domain name transfers. We offer our assistance to facilitate the transfer as a value added service. In the case of a 'Channel' or 'Registry transfer', external domain renewal fees may occur, which are simply transferred to the customer.
Renewing your Domain
All our customers with domains registered at Hetzner, will receive renewal reminders. For your convenience, we will automatically renew your domain on your behalf, adding the renewal fee to your invoice, unless you instruct us otherwise.
Should you decide not to renew your domain, simply click on the link provided within the renewal reminder email – this will automatically instruct Hetzner not to renew your domain name.
You can find answers to all your domain questions on our Help Centre.