- 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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@example.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.
- Where do I submit my .CN documents for the audit?
To submit your .CN documents, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "Contact Records" under the "Domains" drop-down menu. Find the contact record you are trying to audit and click on the blue "none" link under "CNNIC .CN Audit". Click on the "Choose File" button to upload your document. Click on the "Start Audit" button to start the audit. NOTE: If your contact record lists a business name, you will need to send official business documents for the audit (Business License or Articles of Incorporation). If only your name is under the contact record, you can send your government-issued photo ID (Drivers License or Passport).
- 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 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.
- 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?