Forwarding a yola (free) website to my domain name (bought not through yola)

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This might have been asked but I don't could find an answer.
I have built a free yola site - I also have a domain name which i bought not through yola (my name).

The domain manager dashboard (123-reg.co.uk) lets me forward the yola website to my domain name...So people type my domain name and get to the yola site I built.
However is this against Yola rules?
Will yola eventually block by forwarding?

please get back to me as i don't want to send people to a broken link :(
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jonathan

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Brandon

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Hi Jonathan

As far as I know, this does not break any Yola terms and conditions. There are even Yola tutorials on this forum to show people how to use an externally purchased domain with Yola.

An employee of Yola will hopefully confirm this for you.

Regards,
Brandon
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Hi Jonathan,
You can definitely use a domain name purchased elsewhere for a site built with Yola, here is a tutorial with more information on how to do this: Publish to a domain you already own.

I hope that helps!

Kind Regards,
Emmy
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jonathan

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Thanks Brandon and Emmy!
I just wasn't sure if it was only allowed to be done for silver members.

But from what I understand silver members can actually "publish" to their outside Yola site, which can't be done on free yola sites - while I just want to "forward" the yola site to my domain name(and not publish to it) - which is possibe.

Thanks again.

Jonathan
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Hello Jonathan,
I see what you are saying, Yola does not offer domain forwarding for a free yola site to a domain that is registered elsewhere. You would need to point the domain to Yola using the A Records method.

I hope that helps.

Kind Regards,
Emmy