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I own my own domain name and have started building my site with yola, thanks. But, I cannot get my site to upload to my domain name...... Please help in simple terms thanks
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Kershnee

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Hi Gemma,

We have a tutorial outlining the steps to configuring your domain, giving two popular domain name registrars as examples: Using a Domain Name not purchased through SynthaSite - http://www.synthasite.com/tutorials/p...

There are also instructions on how to use ZoneEdit if your domain name registrar does not provide you with domain name management. However, most domain name registrars can assist you with an A record, in which case you would not need to use a third party service like ZoneEdit.

These are general instructions on how to configure your domain to point to Yola. If you require specific help with the interface of your domain name registrar, please contact them for support.

How to configure a domain name you already own:

1. Log in to your chosen domain registrar (eg. GoDaddy.com, Register.com).
2. Go to the DNS Management page.
3. Set up an A Record.
4. The IP address of your record must point to: "208.75.208.172"

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. Feel free to forward any instructions you receive from them to us so that we can advise you further.

Once you have configured your DNS settings, click the yellow "Publish My Site" button in Yola, then click on "I already own a domain name". Fill in your domain name and follow the prompts to publish your site.

Once your site is published to your domain the hard part is over and you will be able to edit your site and then updat
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Gemma

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Thanks I will have a go, not sure where I bought my domain name from I hve had it so long
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UK Duke, Champion

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you know they only last a year right?
Its easy to find out where the domain is held - type it into a browser and if its not pointed it will be at the registar companys placeholder page,.
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Kershnee

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Post your URL here and I will do a lookup for you. Or simply go to www.coolwhois.com and you will be able to do a lookup on your domain details.