It’s been a while since we last talked about domains and it’s about time we take a fresh look on one of the most popular and often asked questions in our support section — what are domains and how do they work?
A domain name is a web address that you can rent and make your website available with. For example, when you sign up with Voog, you’ll first create your account with a subdomain like webuildhouses.voog.com. Once you’re done adding content to the site and you’re ready to publish, you can register a domain like webuildhouses.com and make it available through that address instead of the technical one from before.
What if I’ve already registered a domain before I joined Voog?There is absolutely no need to worry — you can always point your already registered domain from another host at our server and you’re good to go. We strongly suggest using this option when you already have a working e-mail service so you don’t have to hassle with everything that comes up with switching the services.
Can I have multiple domains pointing at my website?Yes, you can. There is no domain limit to the website and you can go down to specifics — it’s possible to just point them at the website separately, or redirect (some or all of them, it’s up to you!) to one domain or a specific page on the site.
We’ve built a simple menu for swift operating on such occasions.
What is this DNS I keep reading about?DNS is the Domain Name System which helps put your site name together with it’s server address (known as A-records). Put it this way — every house has it’s own coordinates, not just an address. The same goes with domains.
DNS-settings allow you to add all sorts of necessary records to your domain. For example, e-mail services (known as MX-records), verification codes for Google (often done by CNAME or TXT-records) and to activate your subdomains (such as press.webuildhouses.com).
Since there are a lot of various records and they may need technical knowledge, be sure to contact your service support agents to get things done smoothly.
I’ve changed a few things in the DNS-zone and now my domain is not working anymoreYeah, that happens. Every day. We understand that the buttons over at the good old DNS-zone might be a bit touchy. Again, if you’ve crashed your operation, please make sure you let the support agents know so they can help you out.
If anything is changed in the DNS-zone, please give it time to take effect. Usually it's a matter of 24 hours but it can be up to 72 hours as well.