I have a iWebsite, but I want my own domain name now - Can I do that?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by -Josh-, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. -Josh- macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2007
    My website us published and almost done, however, I want my own domain name. How can I do this?
  2. ktbubster macrumors 6502a


    Jan 20, 2007
    I haven't ever used .mac, but apparently they now have the feature to have a .mac site hosted or linked or something to any domain name you buy. It'll run with .mac and still have al the bonuses and such of the .mac and still accessible through .mac, but if you type in your domain it redirects to the .mac site (sorta i guess?) but hides that address and only shows your domain name...

    that's sorta how i understand it. I am not sure how to go about it. If you want to cancel .mac and only have your website, I don't think this is possible... or atleast not easy. I may be wrong.
  3. davidjearly macrumors 68020


    Sep 21, 2006
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Just purchase your domain name and use 'domain forwarding' to direct the domain name towards your published iWeb site.


  4. -Josh- thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2007
    Where do I find "domain forwarding?" ?
    Where do you recommend buying domain names?
  5. -Josh- thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2007
    on godaddy would I select .com transfers, or plain new domain name?

    And again, where is the "domain forwarding" selection?
  6. -Josh- thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2007
    I've been messing around with iWeb for awhile now and I can't find Domain forwarding - where is it at exactly?

    Thank you guys so much!

  7. csanchez70 macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2007
    You can also publish your site to a folder and use an FTP client to transfer your iweb pages to a domain. You obviously have to buy the domain and hosting services, I use go daddy for this process and it works great.
  8. JNB macrumors 604


    Oct 7, 2004
    In a Hell predominately of my own making
    For domain hosting, my choice is 1&1 (www.1and1.com). I know a number of folks at godaddy.com, and all I'll say is that I wouldn't trust them to feed my cats for a day. YMMV.
  9. EngBrian macrumors regular

    Feb 7, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Are features still different when the web page is not hosted on .mac...I know the slideshow function used to be different.
  10. -Josh- thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2007
    Thanks guys but -
    How do I do it?
    Do I go through options on Godaddy, or when I have my domain name can I go about it through iWeb?
  11. -Josh- thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2007
  12. hank@heuerman.n macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2004
    Check out www.doteasy.com
    Free hosting with 10 e-mail accounts and WEB space.
    Domain name registery is standard at about $90 for 5 years or you can get it for just a year as well. They sometimes have specials, I just registered my daughter on a special for $4.95 a year through doteasy. I have used them for nearly 6 years and had great service!
  13. -Josh- thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2007
    Wow, free? How many GB's can it host?

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