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Seen a domain name that’s cheaper? Congratulations – but remember to check the small print! There are no ‘hidden’ charges with GrafixHost.

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All your DNS records can be controlled from MyGrafix: from A and CNAME to TXT and SRV. Our nameservers use Google’s reliable global network to deliver quick responses.

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Start receiving emails at your domain email addresses right away with 1 free 10 GB mailbox. No need to spend time redirecting everything to another service provider.

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Ready to transfer? Move your domain to GrafixHost today and avoid rip-off renewal prices

It makes sense to move and start saving right away. Just enter your current domain to begin the fast and reliable transfer process. It’s free to transfer UK domains.

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Domain names explained

Are you buying your first domain name? Here’s everything you need to know.

How to buy a domain name

You should only buy a domain name from a company with a good reputation. 

  • How to search

    If you aren’t sure about which top-level domain (the letters at the end, like ‘.com’) to choose, don’t worry. Just put the name of the website or your company name in our easy domain search and we’ll suggest some options. If it’s not available, we’ll let you know.

    We’ll start by showing you the most popular domain extensions. You can then use our ‘Categories’ filter to see more alternatives. They’re arranged by topic, like Business, Hobbies, Lifestyle, Sport, and so on. You can also sort them by price.

  • How to buy

    Choose how many years you’d like it to be registered-for: the minimum is one year. Add it to your basket, then check out. The only optional extra we offer is Domain Privacy - everything else is included in the price. Some registries ask for extra contact details, but you’ll be contacted if that’s the case.

    You’ll then be the proud owner of a new domain, free hosting and email. You can manage it in our user-friendly control panel, MyGrafix.

  • Restrictions

    Anyone over 18 can register a domain name, but some TLDs have rules that restrict their use. Examples of these rules would be the .eu domain which is open to European Union residents, some country codes or some generic domains that are specific to an industry.

    We’ll let you know if there are any barriers to you registering your chosen domain once you’ve entered your details.

Domain Privacy
  • Free for & .uk

    Are you an individual with your own .uk or domain name that’s not for business use? If so, you can use GrafixHost’s Domain Privacy to hide your personal details for free.

  • Keep your Personal Details Private

    Every time you register a domain you risk exposing your name, postal address, email and phone number to spammers, identity thieves and fraudsters.

  • Privacy ON

    By using our Domain Privacy service, we’ll list our generic company as the contact for your domain name. This ensures that your confidential information isn’t available online.

  • Stay in Contact

    You can still be contacted. Our service comes with free email forwarding of the protected email address to an e-mail of your choice. So you’ll continue to receive any notifications or enquiries.

What is a domain?

A domain name is an address for your website. Computers use IP addresses: long strings of numbers which would be hard to remember. A domain name is designed to be memorable by us.

These addresses are made up of two or three elements. Reading from right to left, the top-level domain (TLD) are the letters at the end (like .com), that are also known as an extension. The second level domain is the name of your website or company. The third level domain - or subdomain - can be something like or

Your web address (second-level domain) can contain a combination of numbers, letters and hyphens, but not any other punctuation marks or special characters. They ignore upper and lower case, so you can capitalise the first letter of words in publicity material for easy reading. They can be a maximum of 63 letters long.

Which-Top Level Domain?

If you’re looking for a website address for a new business, you might like to go for a top-level domain (TLD) that matches your geography - called a country-code top-level domain (ccTLD). Like .uk, .us, .scot, .wales or .it. Or even more local, like .london

Or perhaps you’d prefer something more international like .com, .org, .net, or .info? If it’s a personal site, perhaps consider something like .me or .blog?

Or you could go for something more descriptive. The new generic TLDs (gTLD) like .dev, .online, .agency and offer plenty of options.

Whether your new site is for a business or hobby, there are over 400 to choose from, so you’re likely to find a TLD that covers your products or services.

How to choose a domain name

Registering a name for your site shouldn’t be done in haste. It will be central to your identity, whether that’s for a small business, startup or your own personal brand. If your project is a success, then you could be using it for many years to come.

It may only take seconds to purchase a domain from Grafix Host today, but here are some things to consider before you buy:

  • Can you say it easily?

    Word of mouth is still one of the best ways to get leads and recommendations. So make sure that it can be said easily, or if it does need to be spelled-out, keep it short.

  • Will you use hyphens?

    Opinions differ on hyphens – some may find that they make your internet address more readable, whereas others avoid them.

  • Is it memorable?

    The best way to make a website address memorable is to keep it short and unique. Of course, that’s easier said than done!

  • Does it cover what you do?

    Consider having your product or service in your address, but exact matches can be seen by some - including search engines - as potentially ‘shady’.

  • Has someone else got a similar domain?

    You don’t want your users getting confused, or to be a target of legal action. So we recommend checking this using a search engine.

  • Will you need to buy variants?

    Fraudsters may try to copy your domain name, but with a different TLD. So consider whether it’s worth buying popular alternative extensions. For example, if you’ve bought, you might want to buy and others.

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Domains: FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

It’s fairly simple: our main business is web hosting so we don’t seek to make a huge profit on domain pricing. If you buy a domain from GrafixHost you’ll enjoy the service and (hopefully!) consider hosting your website with us.

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There’s a couple of different ways:

UK domains (all domains that end .uk)

  1. Update the IPS Tag to STACK at the current host.
  2. Complete the transfer from the ‘Transfer a Domain’ option in your MyGrafix account.

gTLD domains (ending in and most other domains)

  1. Ask your current domain provider for the domain name authorisation code.
  2. Log in to your account at MyGrafix and click ‘Transfer a Domain’.
  3. Enter the domain name and click ‘Search’.
  4. Add the domain to your basket and complete checkout.
  5. An email will be sent to the email address listed as the admin contact.
  6. Follow the link in this email and approve the transfer by entering the authorisation code.
  7. Once authorised, the transfer will complete automatically within 5 days.

GrafixHost’s IPS tag is STACK. To transfer .uk domains you’ll need to enter this at your current host to process the transfer.

For many domain names we’ll add a free year to the renewal date when the domain is transferred to GrafixHost. To check if your domain names are eligible contact our Sales Team and they’ll let you know.

.uk domains are transferred instantly, so they’ll appear in your MyGrafix account straight away. and most other domains take 5-7 days to transfer. Your website and emails remain live during this time – this is just the time it takes the registry to process the transfer.

Head to Pending Domain Transfers within your MyGrafix account. You may see a couple of different statuses:

Pending Owner Approval – In the case where an authorisation code (EPP) hasn’t been provided with the transfer of the domain, the registry will send an approval email to the admin email address. Follow the instructions in the email so the transfer can move to the next stage.

Pending Registry Approval – Once the domain transfer has been verified either by an authorisation code (EPP) or approval email then we must wait for final confirmation from the previous registrar. There isn’t anything you need to do. The transfer will complete usually within five to seven days.

When a transfer completes it’ll be removed from the Pending Domain Transfer page. You’ll then be able to manage it from the Manage Domains page.

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