Before you can host a website on a domain, that domain has to be registered with the proper authorities. Domain registration through Liquid Web is a one-click process in our manage interface, but it may not be immediately obvious just where to do so. Here’s how:
Step 1: Add The Domain to Our Nameservers
In manage, click Networking on the left-hand sidebar. Right in the center of the resulting page you will find Create a DNS Zone.
While this page is primarily for adding and editing DNS zone files, it is also where we register domains. Enter the domain you wish to register. If you know which IP address you plan on hosting the site from, select that IP address from the drop-down menu.
Step 1.5: Check the Domain Registration Box
This is the crucial step: make sure that the box marked Add Domain Name Registration for $15/year is checked before you click Create DNS Zone. Checking this little box will register the domain through Liquid Web, using the contact information from your billing account.
Just kidding: there is no step 2. It really is that simple.