Help for overseas domain name pointing and hosting

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Hello, have designed with Yola a site for myself, plus another person, and now another wishes me to, and now need to put them up online.
Need to ask a few questions - we are in New Zealand (several of us), and would like our xxxxx.co.nz domain name to show when people type in and look for us.
However, we also have several other domain names and need them to point to the main one of xxxx.co.nz.

Questions are:
1. Can we have a xxxxx.co.nz domain name show up as that on the url bar, and not show the yola one. How do we do this (is this as you explain to others, seeing we are from NZ)?
2. How do we get the other ones to point to the main domain name xxxxx.co.nz?
3. Will the main domain xxxxx.co.nz show or will the others show?
If we can, how do we do this.
We have searched the questions and answers but do not seem to be able to find answer on this one.
We have been told we need to keep the other domain names here and pay for hosting of those names and redirection to the Yola one. However, here in NZ, quite expensive as each one needs to be paid for monthly, in addition to a charge for the pointing monthly.
Any help appreciated.
Many thanks
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JC

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Hi there JenC,

Unfortunately you have to keep your .co.nz domains with your registrar - you cannot transfer them to Yola.

You can however publish your site to them, but first you will need to configure your domain name to point to Yola. You do this by creating A records (address record) to point to this IP address: "208.75.208.172".

We have a tutorial outlining the steps to configuring your domain: Publish to a domain you already own

Your .co.nz domain will then show and your .yolasite.com domain will automatically redirect to it.

I hope this helps. If you need any further assistance, please let us know.