GoDaddy Domain to Yola Website problem

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Hello,
I created a website using Yola and want to use my long ago purchased domain from godaddy blodjones.com with it. When I go to blodjones.com, the yola site comes up as http://blodjones.yolasite.com/ , I am very confused?
Any support welcomed! Many Thanks
Blod
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Blod jones

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Posted 6 years ago

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Mike_GoDaddy

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You can forward your domain blodjones.com that is registered with Go Daddy to http://blodjones.yolasite.com.

To Forward or Mask Your Domain Name

1. Log in to your Account Manager.
2. Next to Domains, click Launch.
3. Select the domain name you want to forward.

NOTE: You cannot forward or mask .tk domain names.
4. Click Forward, and then select Forward Domain.
5. Select http:// or https:// depending on your server settings. For more information, see HTTP vs. HTTPS.
6. In the Forward to field, enter "http://blodjones.yolasite.com".
7. To automatically update your nameservers to accommodate your forwarding changes, select Update my DNS setting to support this change.

NOTE: Activating this setting updates your domain name's nameservers and IP address. If you are currently hosting a website for a domain name and you forward it, visitors can no longer access your website. Instead, forwarding redirects your website's visitors to the URL you enter.
8. To view additional options, including masking, click Advanced Options.
9. Select one of the following:
Forward Only — Specifies the length of time for this forwarding setting. Select one of the following Redirect types:
I am permanently forwarding my domain — Redirects to the site you specified in the Forward To field using a "301 Moved Permanently" HTTP response. The HTTP 301 response code tells user-agents (including search engines) that the location has permanently moved.
I am only temporarily forwarding my domain — Redirects to the site you specified in the Forward To field using a "302 Found" HTTP response. The HTTP 302 response code tells user-agents (including search engines) that the location has temporarily moved.
Forward with Masking — Prevents the forwarded domain name URL from displaying in the browser's address bar, and lets you enter Meta Tags for search engine crawlers in the following fields:
Title — Displays at the top of the browser window and in search results.
Description — A short description of your website to display in search engine results.
Keyword — A list of comma-separated keywords that describes the content and purpose of your website.
10. Click OK.

NOTE: Forwarded domain names can take up to 24-48 hours to activate.
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Gop

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Hello Blod jones,

You can point your Godaddy domain to your Yola account quite easily. Forwarding or masking may be problematic if you wish to use Anchors on your site as these will not work. This is an issue with the Yola sitebulder.

You do need a Yola Hosting plan for this process

To point your Godaddy domain to your Yola account: Configuring your GoDaddy domain
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Gop's link Yola Hosting plan is unfortunately empty on my side, he probably forgot to add the URL. Gop, not sure what you wanted to link to, to our pricing page possibly?

Here is the link: Yola Packages.
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Gop

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Yes. You got it. Don't know what happened there
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Mike_GoDaddy

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Gop's way is a much better way to accomplish what you are trying to do!