After purchasing another domain name how long does it take to activate and does it do it automatically??

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hi there after purchasing a doamin name i soon realised that it was wrong. i then bought another domain name. some 1 told me it takes 12 hours to activate. is that true. i just want to know does it automatically change?? do i need to do anything special or what.
thanks.
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Hi Scott,

A domain purchased through Yola is automatically configured (presuming a Yola hosting plan) and the expected delay until publishing is only a few hours according to Yola's advice. "Your site will be up and running on your new domain within a few hours."

Once the domain is available to you, then you would need to un-publish from your old domain and then publish your site to this new domain.
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thank u and how do i go about doing that??
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To unpublish your site

In the site builder:
Select Site on the blue tool bar.
Site Settings>Publishing>Unpublish Your Site

Republish to a new domain

Click on "Publish to the web" and then choose "I already own my domain name". Follow the steps until your site is published.