A domain name is a great addition to your SimpleSite. It makes your page more personal, professional and unique, making it easier for you and your users to keep your web address in mind.
When you purchase a new domain, you should pay attention to a few things. Here is some useful information about the individual domain name and what to look out for when purchasing an individual domain name for SimpleSite.
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WHAT IS A DOMAIN?
A domain name is the web page name that appears in the address bar of your browser, for example: www.your-website.com. This is what we call individual domain.
If you have not ordered an individual domain, your SimpleSite will run under a subdomain that includes SimpleSite in the domain, eg: www.your-website.SimpleSite.com .
Advantages of own domain
Having your own domain has many advantages:
1) Your users can remember your page better.
2) The probability of appearing in the search results of search engines increases drastically.
3) Your site looks more professional.
4) Your brand is protected and strengthened and
5) You can set up your own personal email address thanks to the creative email setup provided by SimpleSite.
SO CHOOSE THE BEST DOMAIN NAME
Your domain name should match the name of your brand or reflect the purpose of your page. It is important that the name is easy to remember. It should be unique, so as not to be confused with other brands and pages, yet logical enough to let your users understand what you expect on the page.
For more information on the correct domain name, read our English article on the SimpleSite blog: 6 Things To Keep In Mind Choosing The Right Domain Name For Your Website
ORDER A DOMAIN NAME DIFFERENT FROM YOUR SIMPLESITE USERNAME
It is possible to order a different domain name than your username. To do this, please go to the page where you can purchase domain names. Click on the suggested name and type in your desired name instead. Please note: domain names are case-insensitive; So you can not have a domain with uppercase letters. Even spaces or special characters are not possible when registering a domain.
You can try different combinations and see what is available. When you find a name you like, click Buy This Name.
IF THE DOMAIN YOU WANT TO PURCHASE IS ALREADY TAKEN
If the domain name you’d like to have is already taken, try adding a word that makes sense for your page.
For example: If you have a bar named “Havana”, name the domain havanabar.de or barhavana.de instead of havana.de .
Alternatively, you can also buy the same name with a different domain extension (.com / .net / .org / .info ./. Biz). For example: havana.net or havanabar.net .
DOMAIN NAMES ARE PERMANENT
Once you have acquired a domain name, you can not change it. You get exactly the domain you typed; So look twice and look for typos before you buy the domain. We do not check the domain for typos and if you want to change it later you will need to purchase a completely new domain.
If you need to change your domain name, please contact our customer service via customer [email protected] . We will be happy to help you with any change requests regarding your domain name.
TRANSFER YOUR EXISTING DOMAIN TO SIMPLESITE
You are welcome to transfer your existing domain from another provider to us and your SimpleSite. The transfer itself is free. Please note, however, that if you have a basic subscription at the time of the transfer, it will be upgraded to the PRO subscription with the transfer.
If you want to transfer your domain, contact us at customer [email protected] .
ENTER YOUR PHONE NUMBER CORRECTLY WHEN YOU ORDER A DOMAIN
When you order a domain, you will need to provide your phone number in the so-called E164a format. This means that you first enter your country code without any zeros, spaces, or plus signs.
The country code for Germany is 49. A German phone number looks like this in the E164a format: 49401234567 (within Germany it would be 0401234567)
Enter your country code in the first field and then your telephone number (without 0 at the beginning), as shown in the example below.