Purchasing a custom domain

A custom domain is a very worthwhile investment for your site. It gives your brand a professional look and makes your website unique.

Moreover, when you buy a domain through Yola, you always have its settings accessible at your fingertips. You will be able to connect it to your website, manage its DNS settings and update registration details at any time with a single click!

Available domain extensions

You can purchase any domain with the following extensions: .com, .net, .org, .club, or .biz.

You also have an option to purchase the following country code top-level domains: .ca, .com.br, .co.uk, .com.mx, .co, .de, .co.za, .it, .eu, .in, .us, .nl, .es, and .dk.

Purchasing a domain

We provide a couple of ways to purchase a custom domain. Choose the one that suits you! Below we will review each way you can purchase a domain.

In the Sitebuilder: Buy a domain

  1. Simply click the Buy a domain button in the top-right corner of the Sitebuilder:

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  2. A dialog box will pop. Enter the desired domain name.

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  3. If the domain name is not available, you will see a screen that looks like this:

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  4. Keep trying different domain variations until you see the available options.

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  5. Once you have chosen your domain name, click GET.
  6. You will be taken to the checkout screen, where you can select your payment method (credit card or PayPal).
  7. Enter your billing and credit card information in the form provided.
  8. Click Buy Now to complete the payment process.

On the checkout screen, you can also choose the following:

After the purchase is complete, a receipt will be sent to your registered email address. Follow this tutorial to connect your domain to your site.

In the Sitebuilder: Publish button

There is also an alternative way to purchase a domain through the Sitebuilder - by clicking the Publish button in the upper-right corner. Once your website is published, you will see a dialog box with a Get your domain button:

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From here, you will be directed to the same search box pop-up that was described in the previous method. Choose your domain and make a payment for its hosting, afterwards, you will be able to connect it to your site.

Through your Dashboard

You can also purchase a domain through My Yola. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Log in to your Yola account.
  2. Under Add a Custom Domain, enter the desired domain name.

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    Note: do not include the 'www' into your domain name. It will be added automatically.

  3. Click Search.
  4. In the pop-up, choose your domain extension. Note that pricing will vary for different domain extensions.
  5. If the domain is available, you will get the following screen:
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  6. In case the domain name is not available, Yola will offer you some alternatives.
  7. Once you have chosen your domain name, click Continue.

You will be taken to the checkout screen, where you can select your payment method (credit card or PayPal), enter your billing and credit card information, and finish the purchase process.

After the purchase is complete, a receipt will be sent to your registered email address. Follow this tutorial to connect your domain to your site.

Note before purchasing your domain

  • Your domain name and hosting package are separate services that need to be purchased separately. A hosting package subscription is required to be able to purchase a custom domain and publish your website to it.
    We offer three hosting packages: Yola Bronze, Yola Silver, and Yola Gold, available with monthly or annual billing periods. If you purchase a custom domain first, you will be prompted to buy a hosting subscription at the same time.
  • The number of custom domains you can purchase within one hosting package is not limited. You can purchase as many domains as you like.
  • If your site is already published to a Yola subdomain, it will automatically redirect to your new website address, for example, www.yourdomain.com. This means that you won't lose the value of any links or visitors who only know your old website address, as they will be directed to your new custom domain.
  • Buying a domain does not guarantee that your website will come up in Google search right away. You will still need to promote your site and allow up to six weeks for search engine crawlers to index your website.
  • Any domain name you purchase through Yola remains your property and you can transfer it to another registrar if you'd like.

Domain prices

Yola offers competitive prices for custom domain name registration. The price difference depends on the kind of domain you want to register and its region of registration. You will see the exact domain price on the checkout screen.

There are no hidden fees, price increases, or advertising. All you need to do is to choose the right domain name and ensure that it’s available. On top of that, as a gesture of goodwill, when you purchase your first annual hosting package, we gift you a free one-year .com domain registration.

Other helpful articles

Connect your domain to a site

Choosing a good domain name

Renewing your domain

Updating your domain registration details

Managing DNS records for your domain

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