buying a domain from yola- questions!

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Hi , i am thinking about buying from Yola, which is about 4 x more expensive than anywhere else but it will save me fussing around trying to redirect etc.. before i do theres a couple of things id like to know.
1. is email (e.g included and free and available to set up
2. what will happen to my domain?
3. if after the 2 years i no longer want the domain, will it automatically revert back to my domain?

any other vital information will also be greatly received before i buy!
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Hello Charlotte,

Thank you for your message. I will gladly address the questions you have asked:

1) While mail does not come free with your domain, you do have three options to choose from while looking to set up mail service.
a. Setup your email addresses using Yola Mail: Setting up your email with Yola Mail.
b. Setup your email using Google Apps: Setting up your email with Google Apps.
c. Setup your email addresses using Windows Live: Setting up your email with Windows Live.

For only $9.96 a year, you will be able to easily setup your email addresses using Yola Mail. You will be able to view you emails online by logging into a web interface and you can configure email clients (eg. Outlook Express, Thunderbird etc) to download and receive email on your computer. More information available on this link: Setting up your email with Yola Mail.

2) After purchasing your Yola domain, you are able to keep your subdomain (http://www.charlottebillingham.yolasi...) published to your site as well. Here are the steps you will take for publishing to your purchased domain if your site is already published to a subdomain:

1. Click on the down-arrow next to "Publish to the web"
2. Click on "Publishing Settings".
3. Click on "Add a Domain you Own".
4. Fill in your domain in the box provided and click on "ok"

Your site will then be published to your domain and your subdomain. If your site now redirects to your subdomain, please follow these steps: My domain is redirecting to my Yolasite subdomain.

3) If your site is already published to a subdomain and you purchase a domain, the subdomain will automatically redirect to your new address ( This way, you won't lose the value of any links or visitors that only know your old location and they'll see your new domain. If you choose not to renew your domain after one year, then your site will still be published to your free subdomain. You will need to remove the expired domain from you publishing settings and you can do this by accessing the "Advanced Site Settings" from the My Yola page.

I hope this helps, Charlotte! Please let me know if you have any further questions.