Domain name registration is the preliminary step to develop your dream website. The domain name is the identification of your website in this vast web. In Nepal, here is only one official .com.np domain registrar. It’s free to register .com.np domain in Nepal. For this, you should have the citizenship card of Nepal.
Furthermore, com.np is a top-level domain which costs you nothing for using it. Also, .com.np domain ranks well on search results too. You will still get international as well as local traffic from this domain. However, you might face difficulty in approval if you don’t follow the below steps precisely. Without a doubt, you can register your domain name via.https://register.com.np.
So, Let’s begin the Domain registration process.
1.Create an User Account
The first thing you need to do is Log in to https://register.com.np and sign up to create a user account. Enter full name, Email address and provide the password. After you have created an account, you will see an interface like this. From this page, you can search the domain name that matches your identity.
2.Search Suitable Domain Name
Search for Domain name. If you are lucky enough, you will find a domain that starts and ends with your name. If the domain name is already taken the reverse your first and last name.For eg:-If ramthapa.com.np domain name is already taken then search for thaparam.com.np.
3.Enter NameServer of a Host server
The next step is to enter details of Nameserver. Nameserver is used to direct the traffic of your website to a specific web server at a web host. You can find your hosting provider Nameserver on the DNS Management page, under the Nameservers section, where you’ll see your nameservers displayed.
Many nameservers are blacklisted by Mercantile such as ns1.byet.org and ns2.byet.org.In this case, they will reject your application form. Make sure that the Nameserver you have entered is not blacklisted by Mercantile. You can enter the following Nameservers whose hosting plan is free. These nameservers do not cause any problems during the domain registration process.
- Heliohost name server:-
- Viewen NameServer:-
For instance, you can update your name server at any time you wish to.
You need to provide the legit details of yourself this time. Moreover, enter details in the box the same as of in citizenship card. The details include:-
Provide your actual name. If the name doesn’t match the citizenship name then they will reject the application.
The organization is not necessary for .com.np registration.On the other hand it’s mandatory for .org.np, .edu.np etc
Country: Enter the Country name as Nepal.
Province: In this section, choose the province no. where you were born/province no. in which the address of citizenship lie.
City: Enter the name of the current city you are residing in.
Post Box: Post Box: Search postal code of your location in Google. The postal code of Kathmandu is 44600 and that of Pokhara is 33700.
Address: Enter the address of your citizenship address(Permanent Address)
Email: Provide the Email Address that you have used to sign up the account.
Telephone: Actually, it’s not necessary to provide a Telephone number of .com.np registration. The incorrect format of the Telephone number that you have provided might result in a declination of your application.
Mobile: Provide your phone number.
After you have entered all the details, make sure to check them twice because you cannot edit the details later on. Then, Save & Continue. Afterward, proceed to the next step.
6.Submit the documents
To further prove that you are the rightful owner of the domain name, you need to provide further details. The staff will review your documents. Also, make sure that the cover letter is written neatly and cleanly. For “.com.np” you will need, Cover letter. and Citizenship card both side photo. The total size of the document should be less than 800 kilobytes. However, the photo taken from the mobile camera is about 1-2 MB. Thus, you need to compress it. For compressing the photo you don’t require any application just visit here and compress the photo.
Similarly, click both side photo of your citizenship card and compress it following the above step. Also, you need to merge both side photos and combine them into one. For this simply, download an application called Adobe Photoshop Express from Playstore and merge it. Below is the example of what cover letter looks like.
7.Now click on Accept & Continue.
It will take 1-2 days to get your domain name registered if all the terms & conditions are matched.
After registering your domain name, you will need to host your website site. However, only certain free Webhosting site nameservers will be accepted.
If you want to get your domain name accepted then, importantly consider these things:
- Firstly, Domain name should match the periphery of your name i.e.your citizenship name.
- If you are about to use free hosting sites then, Heliohost, Visichathosting, Viewen, etc Nameservers will be accepted. With no chance, they will accept ns1.bynet….and ns2.bynet. nameservers.
- Apply the same cover letter format as I am using.
- It’s better to provide phone numbers only. Because your telephone number pattern may not match as specified i.e.+977 AB XX XXX something like that.
- Last but not least document file size should be less than 800 kilobytes. For more information refer here.