leadegroot - 9:26 am on Jun 24, 2010 (gmt 0)
Hosting on WHM (Cpanel) means you can't create a site/domain until it exists (has been registered)
When using alternate hosting i used to upload the site before the registration and it was live immediately.
Its a annoying difference because I often saw Googlebot hits in the logs not long after registration - they are obviously able to take advantage of their registrar access because it *never* happpened with .au domain registrations, for which they are not accredited.
(Note that this didn't get me indexed, that I recall - its been over a year - but I really liked seeing that first crawl.)