- 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 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 save my domain search TLD settings?
Are you always searching for domain names on the same top-level domains (TLDs)? Let us help you narrow your search by TLD! You can set up a what we call "search TLD settings" that will put the TLDs you want to search at the top of all of our searches including our advanced search and IDN search. To set up your search TLD settings, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "My Domains" from the left-side menu bar and click on "Domain Defaults" in the drop-down. Click on the "Search TLD Settings" link. You can set each TLD to either "On", "Off", or "Default". "On" means that that TLD will be checked-off on our advanced search page, while "Off" means it won't be. Default will only check-off the TLDs that our system has defaulted to check-off. Press the "Save" button to save your changes.
- 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 "My Domains" then "Folders" from the left-side menu bar. Click on the link listed in the "Renew Options" column. Click on the dropdown and select your renew option. You can select "manual renewal," "auto-renew," or "do not renew." Then, click "Save". 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?
- How do I set up my domain with Blogger or Blogspot?
To set up your domain with Blogger or Blogspot, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "My Domains" from the left-side menu bar and click "Manage Domains" in the drop-down. Check the box next to your domain name(s) and click on the "Bulk Action" button. Choose "DNS Settings" from the "Bulk Action" list. On the DNS page, select "Dynadot DNS" from the top drop-down menu. In the "Domain Record (required)" field, select "A" from the drop-down menu and enter Google's IP 188.8.131.52 in the "IP Address or Target Host" box. Repeat the same steps and create 3 additional A records pointing to IP addresses 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, and 18.104.22.168. In the "Subdomain Records (optional) field", enter "www" as the subdomain record, select "CNAME" from the drop-down menu, and enter ghs.google.com under the "IP Address or Target Host" box. Please note Blogger may ask you to enter another CNAME record. You can verify their current settings here. Press the "Save DNS" button to save your changes. Please be aware that it might take some time for your name server changes to propagate. Next, you will need to configure your settings with Blogger: Sign in to your Blogger account. Navigate to Dashboard, Settings, Publishing, Add a custom domain, Switch to advanced settings. In the "Advanced Settings" box, type in www.yourdomain.ext (For example: www.dynadot.com). Press the Save button to save your changes. You can also create your blog right here on Dynadot! Upgrade to our basic website builder plan to create a beautiful website with blog functionality.
- How do I set my .CN domain settings?
Although .CN no longer has any restrictions with registration, if you want to use your .CN domain (aka set name servers), you will need to set your .CN domain settings. To do so, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "TLD Settings" from the "Domains" drop-down menu. Click on the "CN Domain Settings" link on the right-hand side of the page. Enter your information in the provided form. Click on the "Submit" button to save your changes. NOTE: The .CN central registry requires additional information and documentation to set the name servers for .CN domains. You will also be asked to submit photo copies of your ID or Business License, which should match your default registrant information entered under the .CN domain settings.
- How do I create a smart domain folder?
Smart folders can help you organize your domains and easily change settings for multiple domains at once. To create a smart folder, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "My Domains" from the left-side menu bar and click "Folders" in the drop-down. Click on the "New Folder" button to create a new folder. Enter the folder name in the provided field. Press the "Save Folder" button to create your smart folder. Learn how to add or remove domains to your smart folder, set Whois records, name servers, renew options, and transfer locks.
- How can I disable my email forwarding?
If you have set up email forwarding through our DNS and would like to disable it, please follow these steps: Log into your Dynadot account. Select "My Domains" from the left-side menu bar and click "Manage Domains" in the drop-down. Check the box next to your domain name(s) and click on the "Bulk Action" button. Choose "Email Forwarding" from the "Bulk Action" list. On the "Email Settings" page, select the "Not Set" setting from the top drop-down menu. Click the "Save Email Settings" button to save your changes.
- What additional information is required to register .CN domains?
CNNIC, the central registry for .CN, no longer requires documentation to register a .CN domain. However, if you want to set name servers for your .CN domain, CNNIC requires that you specify your registrant type as either an Individual or Enterprise. If you choose Individual, you will need to provide a photo ID for the .CN registry's audit process. The name on the ID must match exactly the name of your default contact record. And please notice that the registry accepts passport only for the audit if you are not a Chinese citizen. If you choose Enterprise, you will need to provide a copy of your Business License for the .CN registry's audit process. They also require that you specify an Industry and Manager's name. Again, this is only required if you want your .CN domain to resolve. How do I set my .CN domain settings?
- Do you support the use of favicons with your stealth forwarding service?
No, we currently do not support the use of favicons with our stealth forwarding service. We do, however, support favicons on our Website Builder! Build your own custom website with our beautiful, easy-to-use templates and get access to add your own favicon with any upgrade!