The final step before your Zeald website goes live is setting your domain name preferences. Once you have gone through the steps below your Zeald website will be live...!
What is a domain name, domain name email addresses, subdomains? It is a good idea that you have a basic understanding of domain names and how they work with regard to your website and your email. Learn the basics about domain names
If you already know about domain names, proceed to the next step...
If you haven't already, you should register a domain name for your website. Registering a domain name means you have ownership of the domain name and can use it for your Zeald website.
Before you register a domain name, you must first check that the name is available...
New Zealand Domain Names
Domain names ending in .nz (such as .co.nz, .net.nz, .org.nz, .ac.nz etc) can be checked at .nz Domain Name Commission using the Domain Search function at the top left of the page.
Non New Zealand (.NZ) domains - You can check all other domain names at Whois (eg. global domains (.com, .org, .net), Australian (.com.au), or UK domains (.co.uk).
Register available domain names: When you find an available domain name you can register it with any third party domain hosts or you can register New Zealand domains through Zeald using our Domain and Email Manager.
If you have already registered a domain name, proceed to the next step...
Once you have secured a domain name and registered it, you will need to decide who you want to host the domain name. Any domain names that you want to use must be hosted by a domain name host. You can keep the hosting with a third party provider, or you can choose to host it with Zeald. If you have registered a domain name with Zeald, then it makes sense to host it with Zeald.
If you have your domain hosted with a third party provider, you can choose to leave it there (and get it pointed to Zeald), or transfer your domain to Zeald and we can host the domain name. Please note there are pros and cons for transferring a domain name. Read when to point and when to transfer a domain name
If you decide to have your domain host with Zeald, learn how to transfer domain hosting to Zeald
Once you have sorted the hosting for your domain name, you can then proceed with the next step...
If you chose to host your domain name with external provider, you will need to get your host to point the domain name for you. They may provide you with a console to do this yourself, but you will need to contact them and find out. Learn how to point a domain to your Zeald website.
You can have as many domain names as you wish pointed at your website.
Once the pointing has finished, your domain name should direct visitors to your Zeald website. For example, when they enter the bobsplumbing.co.nz into their browser, it will go to bobsplumbing.zes.zeald.com
Once your domain name has finished pointing, you will need to choose a domain name to use as your primary domain name. Proceed with the next step...
The final step in the process is to set your primary domain name. This is the address that visitors to your website will see, and what Google will use in the search results. Please note, you can only have one primary domain name.
To set your primary domain name, go to Preferences, Website Address and follow the steps. Read More