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Post by Joy Division on February 16th 2015, 6:29 pm

Hi , I'm thinking about the purchase of a domain name...amd I have looked through heaps of posts on this issue..

But as we all run different browsers , computers etc, it seems to differ a fair bit with people.
As you know I use safari, on iPad 3....I've not yet purchased a domain name yet but the one im thinking about is available in the menu in my Misc section of my forum that seems to be a forumotion domain name.

Upon reading the installation process of a domain name , it does seem fairly complicated , which is the only thing putting me off as I do want to buy one...but can't the installation all be done on the Misc - modify domain name section of my forum?..or would I also need to register this domain name somewhere else too as others have had to?

Im sorry for sounding dumb but I just don't quite understand much of the domain name installation stuff , especially running in safari with an iPad.

I would like to think I can just change my address from
http://depmodomdcure6135.forumotion.co.uk - this address is just way too long...

To the one I want via the Misc - domain name modify without going through a heap of complications elsewhere , can't it all be done via my control panel in the purchase domain name section after I buy a new domain?


I have read many posts on this as I said, but this seems to differ a fair bit depending on what equipment and browser everyone is using..amd to let you know just how unsavory I am, I can barely understand what a sub domain is! ...
Like a second domain name or something?

I'm really that dumb with all this , there no other way to say it.

I appreciate advice on this in the clearest & simplest baby words that you can help with.

And I really do appreciate any help on this as I think if I needed to go outwith forumotion to install a new domain name l then I would probably be beaten already.

Thanks very much for understanding someone not very bright on these issues , while I like having a forum and can do certain things , I won't ever be near as savvy as some on here ..and to think those who are PC savvy are only half my age. :oopas

If i can possibly understand how to to this with as little complication as possibe, I might just be able to do it, but even that's a big ask, I'm just a very basics PC lad...and am looking to buy one if these names tomorrow.

Cheers so much folks. Smile

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Re: Purchase of domain name...

Post by Derri on February 16th 2015, 7:04 pm

If you buy a domain name through Forumotion then all the setup is done for you.


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Post by Joy Division on February 16th 2015, 7:36 pm

@Derri wrote:If you buy a domain name through Forumotion then all the setup is done for you.


Really Derri?.. cheers

The one I want is only available in .biz

That is still through forumotion then?

And if so would forumotion automatically put the domain name in place and remove the old forum address?


Oh...and would forumotion still have to be included in the new domain?
Thanks btw.
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Post by SLGray on February 16th 2015, 7:42 pm

Both will still work. If someone uses the original one, your forum will still load.


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Re: Purchase of domain name...

Post by Joy Division on February 16th 2015, 9:43 pm

@SLGray wrote:Both will still work. If someone uses the original one, your forum will still load.

Ok, thanks Smile
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Re: Purchase of domain name...

Post by Worst Nightmare on February 16th 2015, 11:12 pm

i have a question for buying domain names? Do you actually pay for it with paypal or do you just say you need a domain name with the forumotion credits thing?

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Post by Derri on February 16th 2015, 11:19 pm

@Worst Nightmare wrote:i have a question for buying domain names? Do you actually pay for it with paypal or do you just say you need a domain name with the forumotion credits thing?

You buy credits through paypal and then use those credits to purchase a domain name.


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Post by Worst Nightmare on February 16th 2015, 11:26 pm

Thank you soo much Derri, for the explanation Very Happy

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Post by Joy Division on February 16th 2015, 11:27 pm

That's what I thought but did not want to toot my own horn just incase I was wrong , as well as being a bit too shy to say and admittedly fairly dumb with technology anyway.
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Post by Worst Nightmare on February 16th 2015, 11:45 pm

@Joy Division wrote:That's what I thought but did not want to toot my own horn just incase I was wrong , as well as being a bit too shy to say and admittedly fairly dumb with technology anyway.
Aww don't be shy, i get like that sometimes, technology is useful but it is how things is different from time to time

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Post by Joy Division on February 17th 2015, 12:17 am

@Worst Nightmare wrote:
@Joy Division wrote:That's what I thought but did not want to toot my own horn just incase I was wrong , as well as being a bit too shy to say and admittedly fairly dumb with technology anyway.
Aww don't be shy, i get like that sometimes, technology is useful but it is how things is different from time to time

..I know WN, Im not quite so bad now as before!

Technology is hard to keep up with for me ..I lived in the days if the ZX spectrum with the cassette machine which loaded the games!..

My mate had one , where I had the Atari!

It's all the coding stuff that seems way, way out of my league and I notice there are kids on here as young as 19 who are near PC geniuses!..

My wife's cousin made a lot of money years back by producing a game called Lemmings , apparently was hooked on computers and never often left his bedroom!..


I think he sold his game amd company he set up..Dundee is at the forefront of gaming , I don't bother with it though, I much preferred my Atari as a nipper! Mr. Green
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Post by Derri on February 17th 2015, 1:00 am

Haha,

I recently got the opportunity to play some games on the ZX spectrum, apart from the crashing it was an interesting experience.

Anyway is this issue now solved or do you have any other domain name related questions?


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Post by Joy Division on February 17th 2015, 1:11 am

@Derri wrote:Haha,

I recently got the opportunity to play some games on the ZX spectrum, apart from the crashing it was an interesting experience.

Anyway is this issue now solved or do you have any other domain name related questions?

Nice one Derri!, Na, that's it for now Smile
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Post by Derri on February 17th 2015, 1:13 am

@Joy Division wrote:
@Derri wrote:Haha,

I recently got the opportunity to play some games on the ZX spectrum, apart from the crashing it was an interesting experience.

Anyway is this issue now solved or do you have any other domain name related questions?

Nice one Derri!, Na, that's it for now Smile

It was

Topic solved and archived

Any more questions, feel free to open a new topic Smile


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