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in godaddy they ask to park my domain in their site then if i do that how can i point my domain in to my yola build web site?
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If you have a domain you bought from and would like to use it to publish your site, you can use these instructions.

You need to set up your A Record to point to Yola. Here's how:

1. Login to your GoDaddy account.
2. Under "My Products" on the menu on the left, click on "Show all my Products" and then click on "Domain Manager". This will take you to your GoDaddy domain manager in a new tab.
3. From the "Domain Manager" interface, click on the domain you want to edit.
4. Click on "Total DNS Control and MX Records".
5. Now you need to edit your A record. Click on the "edit" icon in the section: A("host").
6. In the box where it says "Points To IP Address:" put the Yola IP: and click OK.
7. Under CNAMES (Aliases), the host name for "www" should be "@" (this is to ensure that your address works with and without "www").
8. Your domain should now point to Yola. You can test if this has worked by typing your domain into your browser. If all has worked correctly you should end up on a placeholder page displaying your site name. Don't be too worried if this is not the case, bear in mind that DNS changes, like you have just made, can take up to 48 hours to propagate through the internet.
9. Once you have configured your DNS settings, click the yellow "Publish My Site" button in Yola, then click on "Use my Domain". Click on "I have done this" and fill in your domain name. 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).

If after 48 hours your domain is still not working as you would like, see the section in the tutorial below on domain diagnosis and troubleshooting.

Please click here for a really useful tutorial outlining the steps to getting and setting up your domain: Using a Domain Name not purchased through Yola -
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Hello chamika,

Here is a link to a thread with some information that will help you with configuring your domain name to work with the site you build with Yola: Using a domain I all ready own.

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Just so you know that is just a standard offer from godaddy until you decide on what you want to do for hosting your site.
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How do I get my new Yola website to work with my GoDaddy domain? Thanks.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
How can I connect Yola to GoDaddy domain.
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Did you try the tutorial posted above?