Using ZoneEdit for domain name management
ZoneEdit is not a domain registrar. You will not be able to buy a domain through ZoneEdit. Rather, you need them when you have registered a domain, but not been provided with suitable DNS management services enabling you to point your A record at Yola.
Please note: You will need to request from your current domain registrar (the people who you bought your domain through) that they change your nameservers to the ZoneEdit nameservers.
You will need to upgrade to Yola Bronze, Yola Silver or Yola Gold (or be part of a partner program) in order to publish to a domain pointing to Yola. Another alternative is to transfer your domain to Yola if you have a .com, .org, .biz or .net domain.
Follow the steps below to set up ZoneEdit:
- Sign up with ZoneEdit at www.zoneedit.com.
- Click on "Sign up" on the home page.
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and fill out the form. You can select the free trial option under "Select Service Option".
- After you have successfully signed up, you should receive an email with your access details. Use these to login to ZoneEdit.
- Once logged in, click "Add Zones".
- Enter your domain (excluding "www") and click "Submit".
- On the "Zone Records" tab, add Yola's IP address ("22.214.171.124") to the field called IPv4 address - leave the first field as is. Click on "add".
- Click on "Add Zone Record" at the top of the page.
- In the new fields that open, type "www" in the first field (without the double-quote marks), 7200 in the TTL field and Yola's IP address in the IPv4 Address.
- Make sure you have two different name servers selected and you'll need to add these to your domain settings with your domain host.
- Click on "Save" on the top right and click on "Publish Zone" on the next page.
- If your nameservers are not correctly set up, ZoneEdit will request that you update them. You will need to get your current domain registrar to correctly set your nameservers to those provided by ZoneEdit - for example, ns3.zoneedit.com and ns17.zoneedit.com.
- Your domain now points to Yola. You can test if this has worked by typing your domain into your browser. If all the domain information has been updated correctly, you should see a Yola placeholder page. Bear in mind that these DNS changes can take up to 48 hours to propagate through the internet.
- Once your domain is pointed correctly, you will be able to publish your site on Yola. Click the "Publish to the web" button in the Yola Sitebuilder.
- In the Publishing Options page that opens up, select "I already own my domain name". Click on "Next step". Enter your domain name and follow the prompts to publish your site.