can I use my own domain name after I have published my site?

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I have published my site on with a yolasite.com domain for about a week now. Is it possible to upgrade to a .com domain without purchasing from yola? I would purchase from yola but I believe $19.99 is too much money compared to what I've seen elsewhere.
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Hi Darronatkinson

Unfortunately it is not possible to upgrade to a .com domain without first purchasing it.

As an alternative, you can purchase your domain elsewhere and point it at Yola.

Here are some tutorials that will help explain this better:

http://www.yola.com/customer-support/...

Please let us know if we can assist further. =)
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Hi Darronatkinson,

Yes it is possible to purchase your domain from another Domain Registrar and point it to your Yola site.

We have a tutorial outlining the steps to configuring your domain, giving two popular domain name registrars as examples: Using a Domain Name not purchased through Yola - http://www.synthasite.com/tutorials/p...

There are also instructions on how to use ZoneEdit if your domain name registrar does not provide you with domain name management. However, most domain name registrars can assist you with an A record, in which case you would not need to use a third party service like ZoneEdit.

These are general instructions on how to configure your domain to point to Yola. ***If you require specific help with the interface of your domain name registrar, please contact them for support.***

How to configure a domain name you already own:

1. Log in to your chosen domain registrar (eg. GoDaddy.com, Register.com).
2. Go to the DNS Management page.
3. Set up an A Record.
4. The IP address of your record must point to: "208.75.208.172"

If you would like your domain to work correctly with the "www" prefix you need to make sure that your DNS settings are configured correctly to support the "www" prefix. For this you need to set up two A-records; one with the hostname "@" and one with the hostname "www". Both should point to our IP address: 208.75.208.172. If you require assistance with this, please contact your domain registrar.

Please note that it can take up to 48 hours (although usually less) for these changes to take effect and you need to contact your domain registrar if you need help in that regard. Feel free to forward any instructions you receive from them to us so that we can advise you further.

Once you have configured your DNS settings, follow these steps:

1. Click the yellow "Publish My Site" button in Yola.
2. Click on "Use my Domain" at the bottom of the screen.
3. Click on "I have done this" and fill in your domain name.
4. Follow the prompts to publish your site.

If your site is already published, click the drop down arrow next to the "Update my Site" button, and then select "Publishing Settings" and you will see an option to add a domain you already own.

Once your site is published to your domain the hard part is over and you will be able to edit your site and then update it with a single click.
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Hi Darron

What do you feel is a fair price for a domain name?

Vinny
CEO, Yola
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Vinny i think its slightly over the market average. I would like to see 5 year / 10 year discounts but more than this i would love to see a wider array of TLD's - especially with the introduction of YEP - it would be nice to offer companys and individuals the opertunity of purchasing the whole spectrum of available TLD's... for example Yola have bought up more than the 4 available for sale. Or even if they didnt want all of the availbale TLD's the only 1 available which perfectly suits there business plan may not available through Yola - forcing us/them to go else where.

Lee.
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Hi Vinny

Well I've just paid $5.95
Which to me is about £4

I've managed to sort my problem out and now my Site is .com
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Remember to check what the price of the second and third year is. Sometimes they sting you that way.
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Connor McCarra, Champion

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Though remember that there is no hassle with trying to pointing it to Yola if you buy with Yola so your basically paying for the no hassle service.
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Connor McCarra, Champion

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Though remember that there is no hassle with trying to pointing it to Yola if you buy with Yola so your basically paying for the no hassle service.