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    • How do I set up my domain to work with Google Sites using a CNAME?

      To set up your domain to work with Google Sites, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select the "Domains" tab in the main menu. Check the box next to the domain name(s) and click on the "Set Name Servers" button. Click on the "DNS" tab. In the "Domain Record (required)" field, select "Forward" from the drop-down menu and then enter https://sites.google.com in the "IP Address or Target Host" box. Below that record, create a new one. Select "TXT from the drop-down menu and then enter your Google verification string in the "IP Address or Target Host" box. In the "Subdomain Records (optional) section, enter "www" as the subdomain, select "Forward" from the drop-down menu, and then enter https://sites.google.com in the "IP Address or Target Host" box. For your second subdomain record, enter "calendar" as the subdomain and "CNAME" from the drop-down menu, then enter ghs.google.com as the "IP Address or Target Host" box. For your third subdomain, enter "docs" as the subdomain and "CNAME" from the drop-down menu, then ghs.google.com in the "IP Address or Target Host" box. Lastly, enter "mail" as the subdomain and select "CNAME" from the drop-down, then ghs.google.com in the "IP Address or Target Host" box. To enter your MX records, scroll down to the bottom and find the "MX Records" section. Enter in aspmx.l.google.com, alt1.aspmx.l.google.com, and alt2.aspmx.l.google.com. Click on the "Save DNS" button to save your changes. Your settings should look similar to what is shown below: (click on it to see it larger) Google Sites CNAME Example

    • 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 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 renew my domain for more than one year?

      To renew your domain for more than one year, 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) you wish to renew. Hover over the "Renew" icon and select "Renew." The item will be added to your shopping cart at the top right-hand corner of the page. Click on the "Checkout" button to go to the "Your Shopping Cart" page. You should see a drop-down menu allowing you to change the duration of the domain renewal. Select the duration you want for your domain renewal (up to nine years for most domain extensions). Follow the "Checkout" buttons to submit your order. Renewing your domain for more than one year is a great way to ensure that you don't lose your domain to expiration. Another great way to make sure you don't lose your domain (especially when there is a lot of time left until your next renewal) is by setting your domain to auto-renew.

    • How do I enter the intended use for my .SCOT domain?

      .SCOT registrants are required to state their intended use of the registered domain name. You will be asked to fill this out on checkout, but you can also set up or change your .SCOT domain's intended use settings within your Dynadot account by following these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "TLD Settings" from the "Domains" drop-down menu. Click on the "SCOT Domain Settings" link in the box on the right labeled "TLD Specific Settings". Enter in your .SCOT intended use information here.

    • How do I create a CNAME?

      A CNAME record is short-hand for Canonical Name record, which allows you to assign a domain or subdomain to another address or hostname. CNAME records should only be used if you can't use an A record. To create a CNAME, 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) and click on the "Name Servers" icon. Click on the "DNS" tab. Under the "Domain Record (required)" field, select "Forward" as the type and enter "http://www.yourdomainname.com" as the "Target Host". Under the "Subdomain Record (optional)" field, enter "www" as the subdomain, select "CNAME" as the record type and enter the CNAME record given to you. Click on the "Save DNS" button to save your changes. Your settings should look similar to what is shown here: Advanced Dynadot DNS Example Please be aware that it might take some time for your changes to propagate. A CNAME may be necessary for your domain to work with the following: Blogger, Blogspot, TypePad, iweb, MobileMe, zenfolio, ning.

    • Are there limits to email forwarding?

      Yes, there are a couple of different limits to our email forwarding: You can specify up to 10 domain emails to be forwarded. We will forward up to 500 emails per day for your domain name. Any emails above that limit will not be accepted by our email forwarding server. The email will either bounce or be delayed until you are under your 500 email limit again. You cannot respond using your domain email address as this is only a forwarding service, meaning you can only receive emails to your domain email address. You can only use our email forwarding if you are using our name servers. If you are using someone else's name servers, you will need to set up your email forwarding settings on those name servers. Want access to unlimited email addresses for your domain without any limits? Check out our Email Hosting or Website Builder Business Plan.

    • How do I select the auto-renew payment method for a group of domains?

      Setting up auto-renew for your domains can ensure you never lose a domain! When auto-renew is set up, our system will take care of the renewal for you 30 days before the domain's expiration date. However, for the auto-renewal to be successful, you must have an up-to-date payment method selected. To select a payment method for a group of domains, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "Manage" from the "Domains" drop-down menu. Tick the box next to each domain you want using the payment method you will be selecting. Hover over the "Renew" icon and select "Set Renew Option" Select "auto-renew" from the drop-down menu on the new page and save. Click the "Auto-Renew Payment Settings" link below. You can select your chosen currency and payment method on the new page. Press "Change" to save. At the moment, there are only two payment types used for auto-renewals. You can choose account credit or a credit card. You will need to make sure your credit card is up-to-date or that you have enough account credit to cover future auto-renewal orders. If we cannot process your payment, then your domain will not be renewed and you will receive an email from us about it. NOTE: The payment method you choose for auto-renewals is no longer the same payment method used for auto-paying expired domain auction orders.

    • 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 set or change my .ASIA domain's requirement settings?

      .ASIA domains require a contact in Asia. You must enter either your or your contact's information, which includes Registrant Country, Registrant Type, Identification Document, and Identification Document Number, at checkout. You can also set or change these .ASIA requirement settings by following these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "TLD Settings" from the "Domains" drop-down menu. It should open up to the "ASIA Domain Settings" page, but if not the link is on the right-hand side of the page. Enter your "Registrant Country," "Registrant Type," "Identification Document," and/or "Identification Document Number" using the drop down menus. Click on the "Submit" button to save your changes. For more information, please see DotAsia's ASIA Charter Eligibility Requirements.

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