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Registering Domain Names

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Registering Domain Names through your iPhone


Get Creative. Brainstorm with DomainStormTM.

DomainStormTM provides you with a fast and fun way to check domain availability and provides a convenient way to register your domain name with your IPhone. Is the domain name you want taken? Looking for creative suggestions? Give us keywords and shake your phone - you may be surprised at what you find.


  • Domain availability search for all extensions available on Network Solutions'® website
  • NameStorm, an easy way to brainstorm domain name ideas
  • Special pricing for .com, .net, and .org
  • Related domain name suggestions including: 
    • Alternative domains are variations on extensions and spelling
    • Expired domains with past renewal dates
    • Premium domains are registered names available for purchase from the current domain holder at an established price
  • Geographically based search criteria and domain recommendations
  • Favorites list to track desired domain names
  • WHOIS Lookup
  • Search history
  • Contact Network Solutions®

Once you have downloaded the application from iTunes®, find the DomainStormTM icon on your iPhone home screen and click the icon to launch the application.   

Searching for Domain Names

From the domain search screen, click into the search box to bring up the keyboard.   As you enter text, the application will perform a live search of domain names.  Once you're done typing, the screen will indicate whether that exact name is available or not.  If the name is available, a price will be displayed within a green button. If the domain is taken, a gray button will display with the word Taken on it.  You can click the Taken button to look up who is the registrant of the domain via the WHOIS database.

Note: There is special domain pricing available for DomainStormTM users!  Domain extensions .com, .net and .org are offered at an introductory price of $15.99.

By default, the initial search only displays .com, .net and .org domain names. Clicking on "More Results" will show domain names other than .com, .net and .org.  It will also allow you to search for Alternative, Expired and Premium domains related to your initial search.

Purchasing Domain Names

To purchase an available domain, click the Green button with the price displayed on it.  Clicking the price will change the button to "Buy Now." Clicking on the "Buy Now" button will take you to the purchase flow.  

From the purchase flow, you have two options, Call us Now to Buy or Pay with Credit Card.

Clicking on "Call us Now to Buy" will automatically dial Network Solutions®.  One of our customer service representatives will help you complete your order.

Clicking on the "Pay with Credit Card" will take you to the Login/Create a new Account screen.

Purchase with an existing account

If you have an existing account, you can enter your username and password and click "Login."  If your username is associated with multiple accounts, you will be presented with a list of the accounts.  Please select which account you'd like to use, and then you'll be taken to the Purchase Confirmation page. 

If your username is only associated to one account, you'll be taken directly to the Purchase Confirmation page. 

Once on the Purchase Confirmation page, enter your credit card security code, and click "Complete Purchase."  Clicking the "Complete Purchase" button will charge your credit card.  If successful, you're taken to the thank you page.

Create a new account

If you do not have a Network Solutions® account, you can create one from the phone by clicking "Create Account." You'll then be taken to the Create an Account setup flow, where you'll complete 3 steps. 

  • 1) Create a new User ID and Password
  • 2) Enter Contact Information
  • 3) Enter Payment Information

As you complete each section, a green check will indicate your progress as complete. Once all sections have been completed, the "Complete Purchase" button will be available. Clicking the "Complete Purchase" button will charge your credit card.  If successful, you're taken to the thank you page.

DomainStormTM: NameStorm Keyword Domain Name Spinner

The DomainStormTM application also has a feature called NameStorm.  This feature allows you to enter one or two keywords and have the application "Spin" domain name suggestions back you.  The feature utilizes a Spin Wheel like interface displaying Synonyms to the keywords originally entered.  You can manually spin the wheel using your finger, or have it spin automatically by clicking on the "Spin" button or by shaking the phone.

Once the wheel has stopped spinning, it will land on one or two keywords related to the original keywords used.  The application will display whether the domain name is available using the green price buttons or the gray taken buttons.  Just like the regular search, if the domain name is available, you can click the green price button to enter the domain purchase flow.

Within the NameStorm feature, there are search options. You can set various options by clicking on the "Options" button located in the upper right corner of the DomainStormTM Screen.

The Search Options available to the customer are:

  • Hyphen Words
  • Adult Content
  • Location (City, State, Country)
  • Add Digits

Clicking save will implement the Option settings and take you back to the spinner. 

DomainStormTM: WHOIS

The DomainStormTM Application also allows you to perform a WHOIS Lookup on a particular Domain name.  You can enter the name into the provided search field, Click Search and the application will return that domain name's WHOIS information.

DomainStormTM: Favorites

 Another feature of the DomainStormTM Application is the Favorites feature.  When you perform a domain name search from within the DomainStormTM application, regardless if the domain is taken or available, you're able to mark that name as a "Favorite" name.  To save a name to Favorites, click on the star located to the left of the domain name.  The star will turn yellow and the name will be added to the Favorites list. 

To remove a name from the Favorites folder, click on the "Edit" button located in the upper right corner of the Favorites screen. Upon clicking Edit, a red dot will appear next to the name.  Clicking on the red dot will turn the dot 90 degrees and a "Delete" button will appear.  When you click on the "Delete" button, the name will get removed from the Favorites list.

DomainStormTM: More

The last menu item within the application is the "More" button. 

Under the "More" tab you can:

  • Search through the History of performed searches
  • Call Us
  • Email Us
  • Send Feedback

Clicking on History will bring up the Search History page.  Clicking on one of the previously searched terms will take you to the Domain Search screen and perform the search again.

If you would like to remove a previously searched term, click on the Edit button located in the upper right corner of the Search History screen.  Upon clicking Edit, a red dot will appear next to the previously search term.  Clicking on the red dot will turn the dot 90 degrees and a "Delete" button will appear.  When you click on the "Delete" button, the name will get removed from the Search History list.

Clicking on Send Feedback will bring up a Web Form where you can enter and send feedback to Network Solutions® about the Application.

Clicking Email Us will launch a new message window within your iPhone email client.  Emails sent to Network Solutions using this method will be answered by Customer Service.

Clicking Call Us will dial Network Solutions Customer Service.