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We had someone register a website for us a year ago and did not create a website during that time. The registration will end June 2, 2009. We do not want to let it lapse AND we want to move it to Yola and create the website there. What would be our best tactic to switch, renew, and get rolling? Thanks!
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Marije, Official Rep

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Hi K,

The easiest would be to renew your domain with your current registrar and then edit the settings to point it to Yola. We have steps outlining how to configure your domain on this link: http://www.yola.com/customer-support/.... Feel free to let us know which domain registrar it is so that we can try and find more details on configuring your domain.

You can transfer your domain to us so that we are your domain registrar, but this could take slightly longer - it can depend on various factors. If you would like to do that, please send an email to support@yola.com so that we can give you further information.
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Would 'renewing then switching to Yola' vs. 'switching to Yola now and then re-registering the name via Yola' in anyway affect being able to have domain name email addresses (I think Yola has an agreement with Google to give domain name email Addresses)? (We need the em addi's - so I would like to take the route that would allow me to do that). Thanks in advance!
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Hi K,

If you renew your domain with your registrar and then point it to Yola, this will not affect any email setup as it is a different setting on your domain.

If you transfer your domain to us, you can set up your email addresses after transferring as all of your settings will change to ours. We have added the option to setup your domain with Google Apps, but you can use other services (we're actually updating our tutorial with more options at the moment).

Does your domain already have email addresses?
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We're a non-profit just starting out and had a 'web deseigner' a year ago to purchase the name. Nothing was done with the website, no email addresses set up, basically nothing done at all .... but she registered the domain under her web designer business name. So I have someone talking with her to get her to release the domain to us so we can then move to Yola, create email addresses with the same domain name and re-register the domain name for several years.

Do you think I should let the domain name expire June 2 and then just register via Yola - or is it too risky to let it expire? (It's not a real catchy name ... and it's a bit long .... so I don't think anybody's lined up to take it, unless the web designer wants to make it difficult for us). Please let me know what you think would be the best tactic. Thanks very much!
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Hello K,

Marije is currently offline so I can continue to help you.

We would definitely encourage you to not let your domain name expire. Even if it is not a "catchy" domain name, there are still companies (or people) who will try to snap up expired domain names.

So, if you would like Yola to be your domain name registrar I would suggest that we start the transfer process. If that sounds good why don't you email us at support@yola.com and we can get started. Please put Attn: Emmy and I will pick it up right away.

Emmy