Buy domain through Zoho

Buy new Domains from Zoho Mail

You can register a new domain through Zoho for hassle-free email hosting. When you register a new domain with Zoho, it is automatically configured for use with Zoho Mail. The verification is automatic and the MX records are also already set up. The admin just needs to add organization users to use the accounts in Zoho Mail. 

Domain Registration:

You can register or buy a new domain through the Zoho Mail Suite. The domain registration option is available for paid plans. In the Sign-up page, choose a paid plan to register a new domain.

  1. Provide the domain name which you would like to register. 
  2. Once you provide the domain name, you can proceed to the next step if the domain is available for registration.
  3. You can provide the details required for the Domain Registration process. 
  4. Once a domain is registered through Zoho, we will not be able to process any refunds or cancel the domain. Once you complete the registration process, you need to fill out the details for Zoho account sign up on the next page that comes up. The Zoho account will be set up as an organization account.
  5. You need to provide your credit card details on the next screen for the domain and plan chosen by you. A summary of the payments will appear, and once the payment is processed, the domain will get registered to your account. 
  6. When you register a new domain with Zoho, you receive an email to the contact email address for domain activation.
  7. When you register a new domain with Zoho, the DNS settings like MX, CNAME will be preconfigured for Zoho Mail. Hence the domain verification process is not required for the domains registered with Zoho. The admin will start receiving emails, immediately in the email address provided during the account set up.
  8. You can opt for private registration, from the Domain details section to protect your details from being displayed in a WhoIs Lookup.

Buying Domains after Sign Up

You can buy a domain from the control panel page of your Admin account even after signing up.

  1. Log in to Zoho Mail Control Panel.
  2. Select Domains from the left pane.
  3. Click on the Buy Domain option.
  4. Enter the desired domain name and follow the same steps as above to buy the domain.

Domain DNS Manager:

Domain manager is the basic DNS panel, where you can edit the DNS records for a domain registered with Zoho. The DNS Records include CNAME, MX, A records etc.

Steps to access the DNS Manager:

  1. Login to as Super Admin/ Admin
  2. Click Domains >> Select the domain registered with Zoho.
  3. The Domain Manager URL and the login credentials to be used with the URL will be provided. 
  4. You can launch the Domain Manager URL in a browser and use the credentials to log in and access the DNS.

Domain Activation:

You will receive an email for domain activation in the contact email address provided by you. Only after you confirm the account using the link provided in the email, the domain will be activated. In case you have not received the email or missed the email, you can Resend the activation email from your Domain Manager. 

Steps to Resend activation email

  1. Login to your DNS Manager using the link and the credentials provided in the Domain details page.
  2. If you have not activated, the status of the domain will be 'Pending Whois Verification'.
  3. Click Resend email under Domain details, to receive the activation email with the link.
  4. Once you receive the email, click the link in the email to activate your domain.

Domain WHOIS

When you register a new domain, the details of your registration like the address, telephone numbers, and email address will be linked to your domain and will be stored in the WHOIS directory as per the IETF standards.

There are a number of tools available online, which can provide the WHOIS information linked with the domain, upon request with the domain name. The personal details like your email address, phone number and so on can also be acquired easily using your domain name. Hence to protect such confidential information from spammers or telemarketers, it is better to opt for Private Registration option as explained below.

Private Registration

You can choose 'Private Registration' option, to make your personal data private. Choosing 'Private Registration' will make sure that a 'WhoIs' query does not reveal your personal information for public view, using your domain name.

Steps to choose Private Registration: 

  1. Login to as Super Admin/ Admin
  2. Click Domains >> Select the domain registered with Zoho.
  3. In the Domain details section, select 'Enable' for the Private Registration.

You will be charged an additional $5 as private registration charges on the card whose details you have provided. In case you have disabled auto renewal, you will have to provide the card details again during private registration.

Domain Renewal:

Automatic Renewal:

When you register a new domain with Zoho, you need not worry about the hassles of renewal. The domain is set for auto renewal and will be renewed each year with the same card details you provide during the registration.
You may modify the card details, in case you want to renew the domain with a different card, before the renewal. Click on the domain name to view the Domain manager page with renewal and modify card links. 

You can enable or disable the Auto renewal of the domain from the Domain Details page. The domains subscription details are available in the domain details page.

You can update the card details using the Update Card Details link in the Domain Manager page.

Manual Renewal:

In case you have opted for manual renewal, you will receive an email reminder for domain renewal. You have to login to the Zoho Mail Control Panel to renew your domain.

  1. Login to
  2. Click Control Panel >> Domains 
  3. You will see a Renew link across the domains you have registered with Zoho along with the domain expiry details.
  4. Click the 'Renew' link, provide the card details.
  5. Your domain will be renewed once the transaction is completed. 

Stop email notifications:

When you have registered your domain in Zoho, you will receive different email notifications about the details of renewal and the corresponding alerts. In case you do not wish to receive email notification for manual renewal, you can turn off email notifications. Once you turn off the email notifications, you will not receive any reminders or alerts about the domain renewal or expiry. 


RazorPay - Payment gateway for India

RazorPay is one of the safest payment gateways for India which facilitates Internet payments via Credit Card, Debit Card, Net Banking, UPI or eWallets. Razorpay provides other modes of payment if there is no Credit Card payment option. However in RazorPay mode of payment, we do not support automatic renewal or registration of domain for more than one year. When the domain is purchased in this payment mode, the domain should be manually renewed after one year. 

Domain Transfer - Authorization code

You may transfer the domain to another domain hosting provider, by getting an authorization code. Once you transfer the domain, the DNS records, renewal and Name servers will be managed by the new Domain hosting provider.

Steps to transfer your DNS management to a different provider:

  1. Login to as Super Admin/ Admin
  2. Click Domains >> Select the domain registered with Zoho.
  3. The Domain Manager URL and the login credentials to be used with the URL will be provided
  4. You can launch the Domain Manager URL in a browser and use the credentials to login and access the DNS.
  5. Under Domain Information, locate Authorization code.
  6. Select 'Send by email' to receive the code to the contact email address provided in Zoho at the time of registration.
  7. You can contact the new hosting provider with the authorization code for moving your domain.


  • You need to unlock your domain, at the time of 'actual' movement of the domain from Zoho. The domain will get automatically locked again within 30 minutes from the time you unlock it.
  • The domain should be in 'unlocked' state when you provide the authorization code to your new provider for changing the hosting setup.

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