Coming Soon: yolasite.com

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In a few short weeks, when you publish a new site with our free subdomain option, your web address will contain yolasite.com instead of synthasite.com.

Sometimes change is good
Yolasite is a bit shorter and easier to spell than our former name. By changing from a SynthaSite subdomain to a yolasite subdomain, you might even make it easier for visitors to find your site. We’ll have all the details on how you can make this change around launch time.

There are a couple of things to know about the change:

• We'll redirect traffic coming from your old web address with synthasite.com to your new web address with yolasite.com. Your visitors will see yolasite.com in their address bar when they land on your site.
• If you are using any domain-specific tools, like Google Webmaster Tools or Google Analytics, you will need to update your settings with your new web address.

Go ahead, keep .synthasite.com
If you have an existing SynthaSite subdomain you don't need to change to yolasite.com. There are plenty of reasons to keep your subdomain just the way it is, and you can keep your site there as long as you want.

Stay tuned
We're planning to release yolasite.com in mid-May. As soon as we have a date, we'll let you know. For more details, visit our SynthaSite is now Yola FAQ update .
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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  • looking forward to yolasite.com!

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Alex

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sounds great, wouldnt .Yola.com have been better that .yolasite.com
because the company is not called YolaSite
thats kinda defeating the object of changing from SynthaSite.

i dont realy understand, please explain,

al
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Diane

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I love how it sounds :) Instead of sharing the fact that you have a "synthasite" with your friends and colleagues, you can tell them you have a "yolasite" - cool.

Diane
- Graphic Designer | Yola, Inc.
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I dont think it should be a race to save your exisiting synthasite sub name - you should offer users the chance of reserving their exsiiting sub - im going to wait up all night and get forsite.yolasite and honeybareplayhomes.yolasite and a few others ????

I know i would be very annoyed if someone gets hexaminfo.yolasite
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I'll take that as a compliment Lee ;-)
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Randy

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It should not be a race to get others' domain names. Be nice to each other.
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Hi Alex

That is a very good question. Thank you for asking it! We anticipated this question and it is covered in the FAQ I linked to. Here is the explanation:

Q: Why don't you offer a subdomain with .yola.com?
A: There are 2 reasons we only offer subdomains with .yolasite.com instead of .yola.com.

1. To improve network security, the domain yola.com, will be used strictly for our systems that power official yola.com websites.
2. To make it more difficult for fraudsters to create phishing sites with our tools, we need to separate our domain name from those available to our users.

This is something we learned from our experience of allowing users to publish to synthasite.com and we wanted to avoid the same vulnerability with the rename. Many people have expressed concern over the security of our service and the measures we are taking to combat phishing and other forms of abuse. This is just one of many things we are doing to ensure this.

We hope that yolasite is still easier to remember and most importantly, to spell correctly.
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Alex

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thanks monique,

i never thought securitie would be an issue!

thanks for replying!

alex
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Sounds good! But having to update google anylatics would be a pain for someone with .synthasite.com changing because they have to change the anylatics on EVERY page.
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Hey Connor,
Yes the Google Analytics would need to be updated. Sorry we don't have an easier way to migrate that.
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i dont think you would have to change the code on every page - you would just add the url to your exisiting account, i think the code is the same for every url within an account. --- I may be wrong.
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Lee that's true the code is the same for every URL within the account.

How do you add a new URL to an existing account? I can't see that. What am I overlooking here?
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see bottom of thread
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Donald

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Everyone seems to think it sounds good, maybe I just think to deep into things... a question... if you unpublish your site (for whatever reason) and the publish your site... it'll be yolasite correct? If this happens (if it's the case).. what happens when a surfer types in .synthasite?
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Hey Donald,
If you decide to go with a .yolasite.com subdomain we will automatically redirect your .synthasite.com subdomain to it. This way if people are trying to find your site via the .synthasite.com domain they will still get there.
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Kool news. i don't really like yolasite.com why no yosite.com
I hope yous have great success with this
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Could you possibly implementing a priority system of some sort, or an automated system which reserves the (sub)domains to the people with a synthasite url for the yolasite urls. For example, if I have the site www.1337.synthasite.com, I would receive the priority and have www.1337.yolasite.com reserved for me. If I don't want the yolasite subdomain, I can choose to let it free.

Unless I read it wrong (or possibly right), if your traffic from 1337.synthasite.com gets redirected to 1337.yolasite.com, wouldn't that automatically reserve the yolasite.com subdomain for you? Or do you have to manually change your url? I would hate to see this whole change go awry because of poor approach to migration to a new system.

I believe you guys have a great staff, as it is evident in the work that you do, and the response of workers and representatives on this topic. I've had great customer service response and enjoy the Syntha--Yola service very much and plan to use it for a long time.

Thanks for your time and can't wait for the launch!

Alex Silver

http://www.sidekickutilities.synthasi...
http://www.chsboysvball.synthasite.com
http://www.twitter.com/silvr
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Hi Alex. Thanks for the positive feedback. With regards to the redirect - this will only happen if you elect to unpublish your .synthasite.com subdomain and republish to a yolasite.com subdomain. It is not automatic as many people might elect to keep their synthasite subdomains indefinitely. We are putting a lot of thought into how we handle the migration, which is why we are taking our time and making sure we get it right. I will pass your concerns on to our development team and I am sure they will take all the issues into account.
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This is the exact customer service I was talking about. Whether or not things will be taken into consideration is unknown, but the fact that I am being spoken to and given feedback by an actual human is what makes your service great the way it is. Thanks for the response Monique and continue doing what you do best the Yola way.

Alex Silver

http://www.sidekickutilities.synthasi...
http://www.chsboysvball.synthasite.com
http://www.twitter.com/silvr
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This is great. I was expecting something more like example.yola.com, not example.yolasite.com though.

Earl.

sheepworld.synthasite.com
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its really SAD news for ME, now it seem WeebLy.com is better as a Subdomain.
i was EXCITED to get "Subdomain.YOLA.COM" but now this is not make a Sence :( YOLASITE.... HUH........

i dont like YOLASITE.COM, We all prefer YOLA.COM Just...

i dont know what happen with Vinny Lingham. he not seem sincere with YOLA, when i read his article Why Yola , Why Now
"in which case “SynthaSite” doesn’t work as well as “Yola”."
now, YOLASITE is also not work Good...

anway, Your NEW SUB DOAMIN is rejected by me and i PROTEST against it.
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Alex

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monique answered the question heres her reply to my question

(Monique:)

Hi Alex

That is a very good question. Thank you for asking it! We anticipated this question and it is covered in the FAQ I linked to. Here is the explanation:

Q: Why don't you offer a subdomain with .yola.com?
A: There are 2 reasons we only offer subdomains with .yolasite.com instead of .yola.com.

1. To improve network security, the domain yola.com, will be used strictly for our systems that power official yola.com websites.
2. To make it more difficult for fraudsters to create phishing sites with our tools, we need to separate our domain name from those available to our users.

This is something we learned from our experience of allowing users to publish to synthasite.com and we wanted to avoid the same vulnerability with the rename. Many people have expressed concern over the security of our service and the measures we are taking to combat phishing and other forms of abuse. This is just one of many things we are doing to ensure this.

We hope that yolasite is still easier to remember and most importantly, to spell correctly.

(Alex:)does this help?

alex
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Hello HussainGardezi,
We're really sorry if the option for a subdomain .yolasite.com doesn't work for you, we had to look at a lot of different aspects when making this decision. You can always keep your .synthasite.com subdomain if that works better for you.
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aLEX, i have read this already but i have showed them my protest, Simply i dont like this SUB DOMAIN YOLASITE, atleast not good for me..

Monique (Official Rep), i have seen the WHOIS of YOLASITE.COM, the date show date you have registered this Domain "Created on... 2008-04-06"
Why You dont us tell before that you were not going to give YOLA.COM as a Sub Domain, its SHOW Peace for you all Monkeys....

So Sad :(
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A Suggestion to Yola Workers...

-=Monique=- "Many people have expressed concern over the security of our service and the measures we are taking to combat phishing and other forms of abuse. This is just one of many things we are doing to ensure this."

"To make it more difficult for fraudsters to create phishing sites with our tools, we need to separate our domain name from those available to our users."

You can Make YolaSite.com as a Page Builder or do, what you doing same on Yola.com, IN SHORT, Just Convert the Yola.com to Yolasite.com and Open the Yola.com Sub Domains for Peopls. Yola.com as a Sub doamin it really effect on MARKET VALUE of SynthaSite/YolaSite.
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i clicked this, it gave me a code but the code is not url specific -- or maybe you could just edit the previous subdomain name account, change the url and it might work?? TESTING IS NEEDED - im sure this question will come up alot when the change happens.
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Wow, nice to know that!
But, do we have an option in staying to Synthasite.com instead of yolasite?
It sounds cooler and sounds far more professional.
However, I accept yolasite.com but I'm just asking, is synthasite.com still available?
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Alex

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for old sites yes, but i dont think it will be availabe for new websites
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That's right, sites that currently utilize .synthasite.com can keep it if they choose to, but once the change happens when a new site is published to a subdomain it will be to .yolasite.com.