how can I purchase the domain without a hosting pkg

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The site says I can purchase the domain without a hosting package, how can I do this for now
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Beulah Neveu

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Posted 7 years ago

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Stefan, Official Rep

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Hello Beulah

I'm afraid that it was an incorrect information that you could purchase a domain without a hosting package. Could you please post the link to the spot of our website where you found this information?

If you buy a domain from Yola, you will always need to add a hosting package because we have separated the costs for domains and hosting in order to not multiply charge for hosting when someone buys more than one domain from us.

As Yola is not a domain reseller, but a website builder, you can unfortunately not just buy a domain, but would need one of our powerful hosting packages Yola Bronze or Yola Silver.

Is there any reason why you would prefer to just buy a domain for now? If you'd like to first try the Yola Sitebuilder and our features and options, you are welcome to start out with a Yola Free account by just signing up, and see if Yola works for you. You can always upgrade to a custom domain plus hosting package later and then publish the website you have built to your domain.
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Here is a thread responded to by Yola as I understand it that suggests that it can be done?

http://forum.yola.com/yola/topics/how...

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Amr (Official Rep) 6 days ago
Hi berkeleybunny,

You can in fact renew your domain without the hosting package. If you go to the account tab in My Yola, you will be able to cancel the hosting package. Then, under the domain tab, you will be able to renew your domain. If you are already have auto-renew active, then on the next billing cycle, your domain will be renewed, but not the hosting package.

Hope this helps.
Amr"


In response to:
"how do I renew my domain name on Yola without renewing my Bronze hosting package? (My site is hosted elsewhere.)"
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Gop

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Thanks Monique,

I am in this exact situation.

If I currently have a Yola Bronze and a domain hosted by Yola but the site hosted elsewhere, do I need to renew the hosting plan or can I drop the hosting plan, renew the domain and still expect to have my site up and working with another host?
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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If you require DNS management for the domain then you do need the hosting package. You could either keep the domain with us and point it to your new host, or you can transfer it away, but if you need to send traffic to the domain then you need to do one or the other. The only instance where Amr's tip would be helpful is for people who want to hang onto domains that they are not currently using for some reason.
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Gop

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Great. Thank you for this clear response to my question.

The person on the referred to thread says clearly that they are hosting their site elsewhere so infact they would need to retain their hosting plan?
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Yes, if he wishes to continue to manage the domain through us and send traffic to his site then he does still need the hosting plan. I have sent Amr a message asking him to follow up as I see that further clarification is needed.
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Gop

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Thank you Monique.
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Beulah Neveu

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Hello Everyone, thank you for your comments. All of your answers helped me to understand what I was seeking. I am new to the Yola site and wanted the domain until I can afford the hosting package. Didn't want to send out all the info about the website twice, but I will once I purchase a package. I have sent my family and friends to the site as is for their feed back. All is positive. Again thank you Yola, and all of its helpful followers.