For new domain registrations, your domain should be active in less than an hour. If you are using an existing domain name, your domain should point to our servers in 1 to 24 hours of updating your name servers with the DiscountASP.NET name servers:
The time it takes for your updated domain information to reach all of the necessary servers on the Internet is called the propagation time, and the propagation time that you experience will vary depending on your Internet provider.
When your account is set up you will get an alternative FTP address and alternative URL that you can use to upload and view your web site while you are waiting for your new domain to be registered or your domain's name server updates to be completed. You can find the alternative FTP and URL in the "Account Info/Edit" section of the Control Panel.