i cant get my yola to work with .co.cc?

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Hey,

Im getting really frustrated with publishing my website. Iv gone through what was on the instructions i had sent to me on this discussion board yesterday and still nothing? Here is what comes up in my yola account and also my co.cc account. Please if someone could point out what i have done wrong.
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Emmy

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Hello Sarah,

I'm sorry you are feeling frustrated and would like to help!

You need to configure your DNS settings to point to Yola's IP address: 208.75.208.172. Normally you would do this using the DNS control panel in your domain registrar account. Once you have done this you would be able to publish your site.

However, www.co.cc works a little differently as they are not a domain registar but they allow you to use subdomains. We have a thread in our forum that explains how to configure your co.cc domain. Please see: Domain and Email setup with www.co.cc.

Once you have done this you will be able to publish your site in Yola to your new domain.

Let us know if we can assist you further.

Kind Regards,
Emmy
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Hi Emmy, Thanks for getting back to me so quick. I followed these steps but still nothing. Is it these steps that i was supposed to do or is this the wrong part i am looking at:

Ok, I found help on another website since this one never gave me enough info to get co.cc working. For those of you who want to set up using an A record/CNAME this is what you do:

1) Go to add record. Fill out the form as follows:

Host: yourdomain.co.cc (switch this part out with your co.cc domain)
TTL: 1H
Type: A
Value: 208.75.208.172

Click setup.

2) Next go back to add record. Fill out the form as follows:

Host: www
TTL: 1H
Type: CNAME
Value: hosting.synthasite.net

Click setup.

This will make it so that if somebody types your domain (in my case goddesigns.co.cc) it will come up if that is typed and also if www.goddesigns.co.cc is typed in as the url.

3) Wait for a few hours (up to 24 hours) and go into Synthasite and publish your site. Choose the second option and type in your domain name (in my case it was goddesigns.co.cc). Click the check button. If it comes up and says "pointing at nothing in particular" then you need to wait longer for co.cc to update.

This is what I got to work for me. Hope this helps somebody else too. To see the tutorial I looked at to get it working follow this link: http://docs.zetaboards.com/domains/cocc

Remember, you need to log into your co.cc account periodically or it may get deleted (according to the co.cc website).

-JW.
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remember also, DNS settings can take 48 hours to get round the world wide web.
I would highly recommend you get a top level domain for your site, .com etc. - .co.cc use a framed set up which casues problems - you for example can not link a page which is not your home page anything after .co.cc/page-example will not link.

Lee.
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It would have been more than 48 hours. Maybe 3-4 days. I have attached pics of what it sows in my co.cc account. Just picjed co.cc because they were free and simple free website name with the .co.cc at the end. You only get what you pay for maybe
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Hi Sarah,
Is there a reason that you want to have 2 domain names. I see above in one of your screen shots that you also have sandbags.yolasite.com. It is best to have one domain name for your site.

The yolasite.com subdomain is also free. If you want to stick with the .co.cc domain name I will try to help further.

Emmy
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well i got the yolasite.com one then set my URL forwarding on my co.cc account so that my yolasite.com went to my co.cc when it was entered. I thought this would make it work but it never. Is it maybe worthwhile stopping it from redirecting to my co.cc?
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Is there a specific reason that you want your website to be forwarded to a .co.cc domain name. I believe the better choice for a few reason would be to just use your .yolasite.com domain name. One is that domain forwarding using frames is confusing for the search engines and since hosting and a subdomain is free with Yola you really aren't benefitting in any way by using the .co.cc domain name. But it is up to you.
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sarah

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only chose co.cc because it was simpler ending to the web url but its just causing hassle. Now i am unable to find how to change it so it doesnt forward!do you think its best i just delete the domain completely?will that stop it?
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It doesn't look like your .yolasite.com subdomain is forwarding to the .co.cc domain name. If you would like to just stick with the .yolasite.com subdomain I believe unpublishing your site and then republishing will fix the problem. To do this click the down arrow of Update Site, Click Publishing Settings, Click Unpublish Site. Your site will then be unpublished. Now go back through publishing your site to the yolasite.com subdomain again. Let me know if you have any quesitons about this and how it goes.
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HI all

Sorry to see that you having so many problems with co.cc I thought that co.cc was a good deal also but have since change my mine I took most of my co.cc sub-domain names and have parked them with google advertisements. Seems like after the $10.00 domain for 100 domain name about 5 months before they are due for renewal they want you to pay for them starting at $3.00 up. I would take Duke suggestion and check on a top level domain name. For about $0.85 per month you can get a dot com name. I would suggest a domain registrant that has a telephone and 24/7 service. I prefer GoDaddy. They have a sale on .info name for @0.99 for first year. I have just switched one of my co.cc site over to http://www.godsgr8outdoors.info and am happy so far.
I have also provide you with a link back to your site at http://www.godsgr8outdoors.info/links... If you like I'll leave it there if you'd like.

good luck
papa
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Hi, Sarah
Can you tell me from which conuntry you belong.
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If i use the url redirection option in co.cc, do i still need to fill out any A records in ZoneEdit or not? as per a previous YOLA thread by Monica, the URL redirection option is easiest. Just complete and there you go. So i have done what i had to do, how long do i wait to be able to publish it on my Yola? Or is there anything else i need to do?
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Hi Rynaldo,

If you use the redirection option, it's likely that the .co.cc address will redirect to the .yolasite.com address (I think). You won't be able to actually publish your site in the Sitebuilder to the .co.cc address. If you would like to publish your site to the .co.cc address, you would need to point it to Yola by editing the A Records as per the steps on this link: http://www.yola.com/customer-support/....