These instructions outline the general steps you need to take when adding a domain name to your Contensive website.
Domains are purchased from a Registrar, such as
To purchase the domain you will have an online to create an account with the Registrar. We strongly advise that you purchase the domain on your own account and do not let any vendor purchase it for you. Your continued access to that account is very important to maintaining control of your domain, so save your account login information in a safe place.
This Registrar will control the domain you purchased until the domain name expires or you transfer to another Registrar.
The best way is to find the IP address of the domain name you are using on your site now. When you signed up, you were given a temporary domain name, probably something like MySite.SiteFPO.com.
There are many sites that provide an IP address lookup, like whois.net or www.WebsiteIPAddress.com
A domain name server is a special type of computer server on the Internet that provides information about your domain to anyone who wants to access your website (or email, etc.) Most Internet service providers have these types of servers. Which provider you use does not matter.
Most Registrars provide free Domain Name Servers you can use for your domain, but it is not required. Each Registrar has it's own instructions for you to configure your domain name, but the basic steps are:
Go to the admin site and click Domains under the settings tab. Add your domain name as a "normal" domain type.