Can i assign my custom subdomain to a yola site?

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Ok, this is a bit complicated but i will try to explain..

>I have own a custom domain (bought from godaddy), which is used for a blog on bloggers.com

>Is it possible to give my yola site a subdomain of my own custom domain?
for example, instead of xyz.yolasite.com is it possible to make it xyz.mycustomdomain.com?

>(while www.mycustomdomain.com should still redirect to my bloggers blog.. coz I dont wanna make any changes to the way my blog works!)

>* One more query?
Is it possible to do the above said thing for more than one yola site?
i.e. can i redirect in this way?
xyz.yolasite.com ----> xyz.mydomain.com
abc.yolasite.com ----> abc.mydomain.com
123.yolasite.com ----> 123.mydomain.com
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Monica

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  • complicated!

Posted 9 years ago

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SilverX

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Yes.
In your domain's management,(where you put ghs.google.com CNAME record) add a new A record.

First , try add this as the subdomain.
*.subdomain

destination
208.75.208.172

if your registrar says * is not valid ,
add 2 new A records with
www.subdomain and subdomain as the Subdomain
208.75.208.172 as the destination for both.

You can add any number of subdomains pointing to yolasite by above method.
Go to domains > custom domain to set 'em up.
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Hi Monica,

These steps on GoDaddy's site may help: http://help.godaddy.com/article/2584. You'll need to make sure that the address with and without "www" is supported.

Let us know if you need any further help.
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Okay, I know this reply is coming very very late.. sorry about that *embarrassed*
I have added A host in my godaddy account, and it successfully points at Yola cause i can see a place holderpage.
BUT, i m confused on how to configure my yola site for my subdomain? cause when through publishing settings, i tried to assign another domain there was already www. by default.. and if i try to still point at my subdomain it says not pointed :(
my domain: thebeautybliss.com
subdomain for site: addon.thebeautybliss.com
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Hello Monica

It appears that there is only 1 A record set up for your subdomain. It also needs to have 2 A records.

Here is more information:

1. You'll need to create two A Records, create one with the name of the subdomain you would like to use (eg. group) and add Yola's IP address (208.75.208.172).
2. On the second A Record, under "Name" add *.name (where name is your subdomain) and the IP address is the same.
3. Your subdomain is then available as www.group.mysite.com and http://group.mysite.com (for example).
4. You will be able to publish a new site to that subdomain by choosing "Use my Domain" when clicking on "Publish to the web".

For more information, we have a tutorial outlining the steps to configuring your domain: Publish to a domain you already own.

Once you've pointed your domain, watch a step-by-step video on how to publish your site using a domain you already own, please see: Publish to an external domain.

Please let me know if you have any further trouble with this.
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Eat_A_Peach_5

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I currently have a domain name that is registered and hosted by Yola. I would like to set up a custom sub-domain for an additional site (or two). I was told that I may opt to use to keep it as a seperate site but still use my main registered domain. I have Yola Silver and have the option to have up to 20 or so more sites (I'm currently only using 2 of my 25 now).
I currently have the sub-domain as xxx.yolasite.com and wish to have it be xxx.mydomain.com and need instructions on how to do this with a Yola registered and hosted domain.
My main website is www.band-intransition.com and I have created www.band-intransitiongalleries.yolasi... as a sub-domain I wish to be under the main band-intransition.com website (I've found that I need a LOT of storage space for high-res images and having them on the main site eats up a lot of that space and causes page load lag as more gets added).
Thanks for any help,
Peach :o)~
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Hello,
If you have created a subdomain in your account, and have also published the site to a yolasite.com subdomain we can add your custom subdomain to the site. Can you please tell me the custom subdomain as well as the yolasite.com subodmain you have and I can take care of this for you.

Thanks,
Emmy
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Eat_A_Peach_5

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Hello Emmy,
I've gotten email support from staffer Laura who is expertly taking on the task of helping me to add a sub-domain to my main domain's website. I have created a new yolasite.com sub-domain and have emailed the information requested to Laura so she can create it and link it to the correct site top-level domain. Thank you for your assistance and a collective thank you to all of Yola's support staffers - you are ALL the BOMB!
Peach :o)~
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Thanks so much, Diane.

Laura will be sure to follow up with you via email :)