Virtual Domain Hosting
What is a domain name?
A domain name is a unique name that identifies a web site. For example a
RollaNet member with a web page, but not a virtual domain name, would have
the following URL (web address) for their web page:
http://www.rollanet.org/~fred (assuming fred is the RollaNet userid.) If
the user obtained the virtual domain named fred.com, the address of his web
page would appear as http://fred.com or http://www.fred.com/, even though
the web page is still stored on the RollaNet server. In this example the
domain name is the same as the RollaNet userid; however, this is not
What does it cost, and what do you get?
RollaNet offers domain name hosting to its Organizational and Residential
members only. This service is not available to Public accounts. Domain
name hosting means that your web site is stored on the RollaNet server, but
will display your domain name for the web page address instead of your
The fees for virtual domain name hosting are in addition to the membership
contribution, and are not tax-deductible. There is no setup fee, but the
fee for the first year must be paid in full when the domain is requested.
At this time we do not offer the monthly payment option for virtual domain
The following fees reflect new pricing and are effective as of May 8,
Organizational Domain Name Hosting [$100/yr.]
Residential Domain Name Hosting [$50/yr.]
After you have registered your domain name (see below), the following host
names will be provided. Using domain.com as an example domain name
(substitute your domain name for domain.com):
domain.com - mail domain
www.domain.com - web server
ftp.domain.com - ftp server
This means that if your current email address was firstname.lastname@example.org you
could also use the email address email@example.com. The URL for your website
would be http://www.domain.com. You will receive up to 20mb of storage
space on our server to store your web pages.
How do you get your own domain at RollaNet?
Follow these steps to obtain your own domain name hosted by RollaNet:
Obtain a RollaNet Residential or Organizational account.
Obtain an Internet domain name from any DNS registrar. You are
responsible for applying for your domain name and for all fees associated
with the registration process and renewals. RollaNet will not be involved
in that process. You will need to supply the following information on your
Primary Name Server
Secondary Name Server
If they ask for additional name servers, you can specify ns3 and ns4 as well.
Technical contact: Uetrecht, Dan firstname.lastname@example.org
Admin and billing contact : Your name and email address
Contact RollaNet via email to email@example.com with the following
information: RollaNet userid, your new domain name, email address of
contact person, if different from your RollaNet email address.
Send payment for virtual domain service and the domain will be
For more information, CNET has an excellent article on this subject titled
Get Your Own Domain Name.