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Buying a domain; will my Forum be transferred too?

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Post by Games4theworld on December 30th 2010, 8:28 pm

Hello,

Just a question; when I buy a domain from Forumotion or any other organisation, will I be able to transfer my Forum and all all its content? Also, will I be able to redirect people from the old Forum to the new one automatically? (Or will it stay synced with the new one?)

Thanks in advance,


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Post by Sanket on December 31st 2010, 10:49 am

Domain has got nothing to do with database transfer. You can only transfer your domain name from forumotion with the help of a domain name transfer code.

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Solved Re: Buying a domain; will my Forum be transferred too?

Post by Games4theworld on December 31st 2010, 1:52 pm

@Sanket wrote:Domain has got nothing to do with database transfer. You can only transfer your domain name from forumotion with the help of a domain name transfer code.

So... will my Forum be transferred too? If not, what's the use of buying a domain name "for your forum"?

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Solved Re: Buying a domain; will my Forum be transferred too?

Post by MrMario on December 31st 2010, 7:53 pm

Nothing gets transfered to anywhere but the domain name to another host. The use of a domain name is up to you.

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Post by Games4theworld on January 1st 2011, 1:00 am

@MrMario wrote:Nothing gets transfered to anywhere but the domain name to another host. The use of a domain name is up to you.

Hmm... it's not very clear to me. So... for example, my Forum name is "www.mywebsite.bestgoo.com" and I buy a domain via Forumotion, which'll be "www.mywebsite.com", will people get to my Forum when they go to www.mywebsite.com or do I have to create that page myself?

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Post by patiogardener on January 1st 2011, 1:47 am

Yes, they will be able to access your forum, as usual. The transfer is done automatically when you purchase a domain name from Forumotion. This takes a few days to finalise but it is quite painless. You, as well as your members, will not notice any difference in your access to your forum. Some might still see your old address but this is nothing to worry about. Your new address will still be a dotcom without forumotion in it.


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Post by Games4theworld on January 1st 2011, 2:34 am

joybells wrote:Yes, they will be able to access your forum, as usual. The transfer is done automatically when you purchase a domain name from Forumotion. This takes a few days to finalise but it is quite painless. You, as well as your members, will not notice any difference in your access to your forum. Some might still see your old address but this is nothing to worry about. Your new address will still be a dotcom without forumotion in it.


Hello,

Ok, thanks, now I get it. But still one more question lol; if people browse to "www.mywebsite.bestgoo.com", will they come on the .com Forum and will the two be synced together? (So, when I open a new topic in the .com forum, will it also appear on the .bestgoo.com ?)

Thanks a lot and a happy new year to you all!

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Post by patiogardener on January 1st 2011, 3:27 am

Most definitely. Nothing changes, your forum remains as is & new posts, etc, are posted as before. Having a custom domain name makes it easier for search engine bots, etc to find you & for people to remember your URL. When I bought my domain name from Forumotion everything went very smoothly & the procedure was completed well within the given time frame.

Happy New Year to you too. 2011 hasn't been too bad, for us, so far. Smile

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Post by Games4theworld on January 1st 2011, 3:39 am

joybells wrote:Most definitely. Nothing changes, your forum remains as is & new posts, etc, are posted as before. Having a custom domain name makes it easier for search engine bots, etc to find you & for people to remember your URL. When I bought my domain name from Forumotion everything went very smoothly & the procedure was completed well within the given time frame.

Happy New Year to you too. 2011 hasn't been too bad, for us, so far. Smile

Hello,

OK, thanks a lot for the information. I'll consider buying a domain name.

Of course it hadn't been bad so far; it just started lol. One whole year to go. Hehe.

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Post by patiogardener on January 1st 2011, 3:44 am

I have had no problems since buying my domain name through Forumotion. It is so simple to do & it went without a hitch. The price is reasonable too.

We are now in the afternoon of the 1st day of 2011. So far so good. Very Happy

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Post by MrMario on January 1st 2011, 11:21 pm

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