Attaching Other Domain Names

If you already own one or more domain names that you want to use with your XSite, you can easily attach them to your XSite using the domain manager in your site — for free.  To attach a domain that you already own to your XSite:

  1. Click the XSite button in the top toolbar.
  2. Click Manage Domains in the Content pane on the left.
  3. Click Manage and Purchase Domains on the right.
  4. In the screen that appears, select Use existing domain.
  5. Type your existing domain name into the box provided and then click Submit Domain for Hosting.
  6. Once the transfer initiation is complete, your XSite will provide you with the most specific instructions available for your registrar and the current settings for your domain.

Once you make the necessary changes to your domain, your XSite will take care of the rest.  Keep in mind that any changes you make to your domain settings may take between 24 and 48 hours to complete as those changes have to make their way across the entire Internet.  This "down time" cannot be avoided either through XSite OR through any other website provider so be sure to account for a website and e‑mail outage for any websites or e‑mail attached to that web address.


Checking Status on Submitted Domains

Once you've submitted a domain for attachment to your XSite and made the appropriate changes to your domain, it can still take up to 48 hours for the changes to take effect.  To keep you up to date about the status of your domain, your XSite provides a simple domain status area.  To access it:

  1. From your XSite's admin, hover your cursor over XSite in the toolbar at the top and click Wizard in the toolbar that appears.
  2. Click Manage Domains in the Content pane on the left.
  3. Click Manage and Purchase Domains in the screen that appears.
  4. At the bottom of the screen that appears, click Add Existing Domain.
  5. Scroll down to the Your XSite Domain Pool section and click the Click Here link inside the XSite notification.

  6. In the screen that appears, your XSite lists all pending domain attachments and their current status.  From here, you can: