URL purchase without having to purchase domain also

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I have set up a site for a friend using your free site web builder parrillabar.yolasite.com
He wants to change URL to a custom URL that is available. When we tried to add the new URL it requires us to purchase domain package also for 48.00 plus per year. Is there any way I can just purchase and add the new URL to existing site without having to Purchase domain also?
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Hi Don,

The two things go hand in hand.

The domain (URL) is purchased from a registrar which can be Yola (~$12 per year) or another.

To enable the use of this domain then you require a Hosting Package; Yola Bronze(~$50 per year) or Yola Silver (~$100 per year). See this comparison chart here.

If you buy a domain from another registrar then you still need the Hosting Package and without this it won't work. You would then in this case need to point the domain to Yola's servers and there are excellent tutorials published to show you how.

So in summary you need both and without the Hosting Package your site on your custom domain can't be published. The Free Yola subscription doesn't allow for publishing to custom domains.