Website pointing to Yola and an external custom domains. Possible?

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Hello there,

My Yola website is pointed to a cutom domain ( bought from Since I want to setup multiple Email accounts (md@beachtr..,dir@beachtrave...etc) I have no idea I can do this through since I bought a business Email from them which I am using but to have more I need to pay more :-)

I found this feature is easy if I bought a custom domain through Yola. Unfortunately before this feature arrived I have already bought the existing one from :-(

I want to buy a custome domain from Yola and also want the site to be pointed on the too, but I want to setup Emails under Yola custom domain. Is this possible?

Please need support.

M.A Solih
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Hi beachtravels,

Yep, this is possible! You will just need to buy a domain from Yola and then add it to the site that is published to the domain that is not from Yola. You can keep the other domain as the primary. You will then be able to set up email with the Yola purchased domain.

Here is what you would need to do:

1. Create a new site. When you first login to Yola you will be on the My Sites page, there is a red button that says "Create New Site".
2. Publish the second site just as you published the first one, and purchase the domain name that you would like to use for the other site.
3. Close the site builder and go back to the My Sites page on the Yola website. Scroll to the bottom and check the box next to "Enable Advanced Domain Settings".
4. Scroll back up to the top and click on the link "Advanced Domain Settings".
5. A new page will open. If you bought the domain from Yola, it will already be listed on the page and you will be able to click on the drop-down menu to assign it to the site you would like to use it for.
6. Click on "Click to apply changes".

By assigning a domain as "Primary Domain", this will be the canonical (primary) domain and the one the other domains will redirect to. You can keep this as the site you have always had the site published to.

You can then set up email for that domain, here is a link to a tutorial with more information on how to do this: Creating email addresses with a domain purchased from Yola.

I hope this helps, let us know if you have any further questions.