How to Register Additional Domains

Please Note: On Jan 1, 2021 all Shared Hosting plans will no longer include a domain. All domains will be charged separately at $15 per year.

Signing up for a Reclaim Hosting account and domain for the first time is pretty straight forward, but what about when you want to add a second domain to your account? It can be a little confusing to understand the different steps and requirements, so this post is here to set the record straight.

Understanding pricing

When first signing up for a Reclaim account, you purchase a hosting plan. (The student/individual plan is $30.00, so we’ll move forward with that in this example.) And since Reclaim is awesome, the $30.00 also gets you a free domain registration. Additional domains, however, are $15.00 each per year. (Starting Jan 1, 2021 all domains will be priced at $15 per year.)

Note that you do not need an additional hosting plan when you purchase an additional domain. You can obviously add hosting if you want, but it’s not necessary. The only time you really need to mess with or adjust your hosting plan is when you’re running out of space and you need to upgrade to a larger plan.

So if you’ve got a Student/Individual hosting plan with two domains, your renewal price for everything each year will be $30 + $15 = $45.00.

Registering the Additional Domain

After logging into your Client Area, you’ll want to go to Domains > Register a New Domain

Type in the domain that you want and click Continue

Next you’ll be brought to a Domains Configuration page where you can add the ID Protect add-on (which is free of charge). You can learn about why its important here.

On this page you should also see the following window:

This is correct. The No Hosting! Click to Add warning is slightly misleading - you do have hosting, it’s just currently attached to your first domain. :slight_smile: Press onwards and click Continue at the bottom of the page.

On the review and checkout page, you should see the domain registration for 1 year and the ID protection:

Scroll down, enter your payment information and click Complete Order

From here, you can add the domain to your existing hosting account by following the Addon Domains in cPanel guide.