Transfer site

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Hi All
I hope you can help
I have built a web site on Yola for a friend.
He would now like to purchase the domain name for it and have the site under his control, for updating etc. Could you please advise me on the best way to go about this.
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Hi Steve3333

Unfortunately, right now we do not have a feature that allows you to transfer a website from one Yola account to another. The easiest thing to do is to change the login email associated with your whole account by editing your profile. However, if you have more than one site in your account, this change will affect all your sites.

If you wish to manage one site separately from your other sites, you need to create a new account, and then create the site in that account.

Hopefully in future it will be possible to transfer a ready-made site between accounts. If there is anything else we can help you with, please let us know.

Once you have established a separate account, then your friend can purchase a domain name.

We have a tutorial that contains the steps to purchasing a domain from Yola: Buying your own domain from Yola.

These are the steps to purchasing your domain with Yola:

1. Click on the yellow "Publish my Site" button on the toolbar.
2. Select the "Choose Professional" option.
3. Type in the domain name that you wish to buy. A quick search will be done, letting you know if this domain name is available or not.
4. Click on "Next".

If your site is already published to a subdomain, you can easily purchase your own domain when you click on "Update my Site". The subdomain will automatically redirect to your new address ( This way, you won't lose the value of any links or visitors that only know your old location and they'll see your new domain. Alternatively you can choose to upgrade to a Professional domain from the My Sites page after logging in on

During your domain purchase, you can choose your options. You can pay for more than one year and you also have the option to pay for domain privacy so that your details are not publicly available.

Please fill in the form required (we need this information in order to register the domain name on your behalf), you will then be taken through the steps to purchase your own domain name.

Please note, it can take up to 48 hours for domain names to be transferred and your site to be up and running (however, it's often a lot quicker than that).

When you choose to buy your domain from us, you can pay with a credit card or PayPal. If you don't have access to a credit card, you can credit your PayPal account by transferring money from your bank account to your PayPal account, see this link for more information.

I hope this information is helpful to you. If you have any further questions, please let me know.
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