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    • How do I set my .BERLIN contact settings?

      The .BERLIN domains are restricted to those who have a connection to the city of Berlin. This connection can include a contact in Berlin. You will need to enter your contact settings either at checkout or from within your Dynadot account. To set up your .BERLIN contact settings from within your Dynadot account, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "TLD Settings" from the "Domains" drop-down menu. Click on the "BERLIN Domain Settings" link in the box on the right labeled "TLD Specific Settings". Set your .BERLIN contact information here. If you do not have a contact record in Berlin, you can create one on that page as well.

    • How can I add an MX record on your "Email Forwarding" page?

      Email forwarding can be added to any domain in your Dynadot account for free! To add an MX record on our "Email Forwarding" page, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "Manage" from the "Domains" drop-down menu. Check the box next to your domain name(s) and then click on the "Name Servers" icon. Click on the "Email Forwarding" tab. Select the radio button next to the "Deliver email to another mail host (MX record):" option. Enter the MX value in the "Mail Host" field and the distance in the "Distance" field. Distance 0 is highest priority. Click on the "Save Email Settings" button to save your changes.

    • What are smart domain folders?

      Smart folders give you a way to group your domains. With our smart domain folders, you can more easily set Whois records, name server settings, renew options, and transfer locks for a group of domains. How do I create a smart folder? How do I move domains in and out of smart folders?

    • How do I set up email forwarding?

      Every domain registered at Dynadot comes with free email forwarding as well as free domain parking, DNS settings, domain forwarding, ownership changes, and our free website builder! Email forwarding allows you to receive email to an address on your domain name, for example, email@yourdomain.com. The email is forwarded to an existing email such as your Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, or other email. To set up email forwarding for your domain, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "Manage" from the "Domains" drop-down menu. Check the box next to your domain name(s) and then click on the "Name Servers" icon. Click on the "Email Forwarding" tab. Select the radio button next to the "Specify email aliases and forward them to already existing email addresses" option. Enter in the email address you want for your domain email in the "Username" column (you do not need to enter the full email address such as email@yourdomain.com, only the "email" part should be entered from this example). Enter an existing email address that you want your email forwarded to in the "Existing Email Address" column. Click on the "Save Email Settings" button to save your changes. You can specify up to 10 different email addresses to have forwarded. If you want to have catch all email forwarding, enter a * as the email username. There are also some additional limits to our email forwarding. Want to get email for your domain without any limits that doesn't have to be forwarded? Check out our Email Hosting or Website Builder Business Plan.

    • How do I know if my domain is locked?

      To check the status of your domain lock, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "Manage" from the "Domains" drop-down menu. Under the "Settings" column, look for the lock icon. If the lock icon is filled in, the domain is locked. If the lock icon is grayed out, the domain is unlocked. You can also see if a domain is locked by clicking on the domain from the "Manage" page and scrolling down to the "Transfer Lock & Auth Code" section. We recommend keeping your domains locked unless you are in the process of a transfer. This helps ensure their security. If you do leave a domain unlocked, our system will relock it after 14 days. Learn how to unlock your domain

    • How do I forward to an IDN or URL with non-Latin characters?

      If you want to forward or stealth forward your domain to an Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) or a URL with non-Latin characters (beyond the domain name), the set up is slightly different. International Domains & Extensions If you want to forward your domain to a IDN or a domain name registered on an international domain extension, you need to use punycode to specify the link. Punycode is the ASCII representation of an international domain name or domain extension. The punycode of your domain is listed underneath the domain name when you sign in to your Dynadot account under "Manage" in the "Domains" drop-down. For example, if your domain is www.SanJosé.com, you would need to enter the following in our "Webpage to Forward to" section: http://www.xn--sanjos-gva.com. International Characters in URL If you want to forward to a domain name that uses ASCII characters, but the full link you want to forward to has non-ASCII characters in it, you do not need to use punycode. Instead, you will need to set your browser to the correct character encoding* and then copy the link directly from your browser. You can use any character encoding you want, including Chinese Big-5, Japanese Shift-Jis, or Russian. When entering your URL, make sure your browser is displaying the page in the encoding you want to use otherwise the web browser will send us your URL in the wrong format. For example, if you want to forward your domain to http://www.mydomain.com/?keyword=José, you would need to set your browser encoding to ISO Latin 1 and then copy the full link into the "Webpage to Forward to" section. *To set your browser's character encoding for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, go to "View" in the browser's menu bar at the top. Then click on "Encoding" for Chrome or "Text Encoding" for Firefox and Safari. You will see a list of different character encoding options to choose from. IDN + International URL Characters If you're looking at a combo domain where the domain name and/or extension is non-ASCII and there are non-ASCII characters after the domain name, you will need to use a combination of the instructions above. Basically, you will need to enter the domain name using punycode. Then, you will need to copy the rest of the link from your browser with it set to the correct character encoding. For example, if your domain is www.SanJosé.com/?keyword=José, then you would need to enter http://www.xn--sanjos-gva.com/?keyword=José into the "Webpage to Forward to" section having copied the "/?keyword=José" part of the link from your browser with its encoding set to ISO Latin 1.

    • How do I set up MX records to have my domain email delivered to my email host?

      MX records are Mail eXchange records that specify the mail server responsible for accepting email messages for your domain. If you want to set up your email for your domain, you will need to set up MX records within your Dynadot account. The following instructions will only work if you are using our name servers. If you are using someone else's name servers, you will need to set up your MX records on those name servers. Also, if you are using our DNS, you will need to set up your MX records using DNS instead. To set up your domain's MX records, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "Manage" from the "Domains" drop-down menu. Check the box next to the domain name(s). Click on the "Name Servers" icon. Click on the "Email Forwarding" tab. Select the radio button next to the "Deliver email to another mail host (MX record)" option. Enter up to 5 mail hosts from your email provider. The distance specifies the priority of the mail hosts. 0 is the highest priority, and email will be delivered to that email host first. If you do not know what to enter here, just enter 0. Click on the "Save Email Settings" button to save your changes.

    • How do I set or change the default Whois of a smart domain folder?

      To set or change the default Whois for a smart folder, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "Folders" from the "Domains" drop-down menu. Click on the blue link under the "Set Whois" column. You should see your current Whois contact records for this folder on that page. Select the contact record you want from the drop-down menus. Click on the "Save Folder Contacts" button to save your changes. Saving this Whois information for your folder will not affect the domains in the folder unless you choose to synchronize the Whois contact records of all domains in your smart folder by clicking "Synchronize". You can also choose to automatically apply these Whois contact records to future domains that you add to your smart folder by clicking "Auto Apply." How do I create a smart folder? How do I move domains in and out of smart folders?

    • How can I remove or disable my DNS records?

      You must update your settings to remove or disable your DNS records. For example, you can change your settings to our domain parking feature or use name servers and they will override your DNS records. Once your domain is using a new setting, you can go back to the DNS tab and press the "Clear Settings" button at the bottom of the page.

    • How do I set or change the default renew option of a smart domain folder?

      To set or change your default renew option for a smart folder, please follow these steps: Log into your Dynadot account. Select "Folders" from the "Domains" drop-down menu. Click on the link listed in the "Set Renew Options" column. After the page loads, you should see a place to enter your default domain renew option. You can select "no renew option," "auto-renew," or "do not renew." Then, hit "Save Settings." Note: the domain renew option you select will be applied to all the domains in that smart folder. You can also choose to "Auto Apply" these renew options to future domains that you move into that smart domain folder using the button. How do I create a smart folder? How do I move domains in and out of smart folders?

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