Keep site from being viewed while building

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I want to go ahead and purchase my domain name through Yola to get my email and such developed BEFORE going live with/publishing my website. Is there a way to make the website not be viewable while you're still building it? Or do I have to get my domain name from elsewhere, link it all together, and then publish my site.
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Hello Mobile Spa Network

If you buy a domain, your site will be live automatically.

What you can do is unpublish your site as follows: (You will NOT lose your domain).

1. Click on the down-arrow next to the yellow "Update My Site" button.
2. Click on "Publishing settings".
3. Click on "Unpublish your Site".

You will be asked to confirm that you wish to unpublish your site. Click on "OK" and your site will be unpublished.

When you are ready to publish your site you then publish it to a domain you already own as follows:

1. Click the yellow "Publish My Site" button in Yola.
2. Select "I already own my domain name" and then "Next step".
3. Enter your domain name and follow the prompts to publish your site.

Your site will then be live on your custom domain.

I hope that helps. Please let us know if you have further questions.
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*Jumps up and down and pumps fist* THANK YOU! This will not be an issue if I buy my domain through Yola, correct? I use GoDaddy for email and can't stand it, so I try to limit my use as much as possible. If you're saying I can buy my domain on Yola and still be able to do all the aforementioned steps, I'm even more sold on this great website, lol!
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That's correct! :) If you get stuck along the way, please let us know and we'll be glad to help out!