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I want to buy a domain through can anyone help me how to point the domain at yola etc?
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Hi Jill,

Have you considered buying a domain name from Yola?
These are the steps to purchasing your domain with Yola:
1. Click on the yellow "Publish my Site" button on the toolbar.
2. Select the "Buy my own domain name" option.
3. Type in the domain name that you wish to buy. A quick search will be done, letting you know if this domain name is available or not.
4. Click on "Next".

Choose your options. You can purchase more than one domain and you can pay for more than one year.

If you still want to purchase a domain from, here's how to configure it. To point your domain to your host's IP address you will need to do the following;

Manage DNS:

1) You will need to login to the account using the "login to your control panel" button. This is located on the top right hand side of the page.

2) You should now be at a new page. Using the scroll bar on the right hand side of your web browser, you should now be presented with the blue section and a dropdown box that contains a domain name. Next to this dropdown box is a button that says "modify domain".

* Select the domain you wish to modify from the dropdown box
* Click the "modify domain" button.

3) You should now be at a new page. Select the option you require. The options you will be faced with are as follows:

* Manage My Blog
* Access My Instantsite Account
* Web Forwarding
* E-mail Forwarding
* Manage DNS
* Change Nameservers
* Change IPS Tag
* Modify Contact Details
* WHOIS Opt out
* Transfer Domain to another 123reg User
* Display or Print an Invoice

Click on Manage DNS.

All you need to do is alter where the '@' and 'www' A records point to. Just change the existing IP addresses to, then click on the "Update DNS" button and wait for 24-48 hours for the new settings to become active.
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Thanks i'll try it!!!
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Hi I tried it but it says something about nameservers I don't understand
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Hi Rumaan,

Yola does not have name servers as we are not the managers of your domain, we simply host your site. Your domain name registrar needs to provide you with your name servers and you then point your site to us by setting up an A record, as per the following instructions:

1. Log in to your chosen domain registrar (eg.,
2. Go to the DNS Management page.
3. Set up an A Record.
4. The IP address of your record must point to: "" (you may need to setup two A Records to support your address with and without 'www').

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. If you require specific help with the interface of your domain name registrar, please contact them for support.

If your domain registrar does not give you the option to create/edit your A Records, we suggest using the services of ZoneEdit. There are instructions on using ZoneEdit on this tutorial

Can you share the exact wording that you don't understand with us? The more information we have, the better we'll be able to help you.