can I have the free website and only pay for the domain name?

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I would just like to test the water and have the free yola website but I would like to purchase the domain name is that possible?
Thank you all for your help.
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william

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Posted 6 years ago

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ILoveYola.

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Nope - They changed it where you are forced to buy a subscription - Not nice at all..... :(
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Hello ILoveYola

We do not force anyone to buy products from us, everybody is free to join us or not. It's a common standard to charge for domains and hosting (see below), and we believe that we offer a respectable amount of value for money which includes a lot more features than domains and hosting.
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ILoveYola.

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Hello Stefan,
You use to have "free" hosting and allow "free" domain forwarding ... Now you charge a monthly fee to do this.I don't think its a common standard as Weebly,Devhub and others don't charge for this - They charge for bigger uploads,more space etc... But not for forwarding a domain...

Yours sincerely,
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Hello William

It's a common standard that providers similar to Yola do not only charge for a domain name bought, but also for the hosting which e.g. includes providing webspace. If you create a Yola website, you will need to use webspace to store your website. There is no provider that I know of who won't charge for additional things to a domain like webspace (if you know one – post them here! :-)). You can buy a domain with them, but then you can only do limited things with it like pointing it it to your website elsewhere (where you will probably pay for it) or use it for e-mail. This is why we have updated our product conditions to this common standard, and our pricing page will give you a good overview of what you get with the Yola packages.

So if you'd like to publish your Yola website to a custom domain name, you will need to purchase one of our hosting packages, Yola Bronze or Yola Silver.

If you want to do a trial run first, you can buy Yola Bronze for one month or two months only. One month is only US$4.95. As the purchse comes with an activation of auto-renewal, you will need to cancel your package right after the purchase/in the second month. Then you will be able to test Yola Bronze for a month/two months, and if you're happy, you can repurchase it. If you're not happy, you can let your package expire, wait another 30 days if you only had the package for one month and transfer your domain away to another registrar/website provider (domains must have been registered at least 60 days to transfer them away).

But we hope that our packages will convince you. Please note that you will get much more than domain and website hosting for your money. With Yola Bronze you will have more storage space, you can create more sites, and you can even point external domains to your Yola website. Yola Silver additionally offers you Premium Styles, mobile and Facebook publishing, CSS customization, and much more, just to name a few.

Why don't you give it a try and let us know what you think!
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KanThaiDecor

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Yola is one of the few that did not do what I call new age digital bait and switch like so many other online companies have done. If I wanted to I could actually run my e commerce site one my original free sub domain with free hosting. I have been here for a number of years and on this issue I think Yola has been very honest and fair.