Can I buy web hosting without a domain name?

While they both work together, the domain name and the web hosting service are two different things and each function in different ways.

A domain name can be purchased without web hosting. These domains are considered 'parked' until such time as their name servers are delegated (or pointed) to a web host. Advanced DNS records of the domain can also be used to point to other servers, although the IP address must be known. It may also be redirected to another domain name. For example, www.mydomain.com and www.mydomain.com.au are both individual domains but one could be redirected to the other. In this case, web hosting only needs to be established on the target domain.

However, without a domain name, there is no way to access or lead to the information stored on your web hosting account, and therefore without a domain name, web hosting cannot function.

What is most important when considering the purchase of web hosting or registering a domain name is ensuring the quality of service. Bein accredited with the Australian Domain Name Administrator (auDA), and providing 24-hour technical support, service and quality is at the heart of Netregistry's philosophy.

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