MobileMe Hosting and old domain name email address

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by CEH, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. CEH macrumors newbie

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    You have a newbie here trying to get a website up and running...

    So I have bought a domain name from GoDaddy and put up a temp site on the free hosting that comes when you buy your domain name with them. I also set up an email account, which was also free when I bought the domain name, which is myname@mydomainname.com Now I just built a new website using the new iweb and am trying to decide how to get it hosted. The one click publishing that comes when you have iweb and mobileMe is very attractive since I am an internet/website idiot.

    But I am curious, will I be able to keep that email address I mentioned (myname@mydomainname.com) if I use MobileMe to host my site? I have been told I can keep my domain name if I use MobileMe, that is correct, right?

    I might need a layman's explanation...Is it that when people go to my domain name, they will just be forwarded to my MM page by godaddy? Will it still say my domain name at the top of Safari? Is that what "masking" is? Am I essentially terminating my interaction with GoDaddy by using MM and handing over control to MM or am I still using/paying GoDaddy to "forward" people to my new site?

    Sorry, I am an idiot with this stuff. I am just not sure if using MM is the right choice if I loose the email and domain name. It's just the one click publishing that is sooo attractive! I really cant figure out how to do the FTP thing (or whatever it is called...haha)

    Thanks soo much for any info/insight. You guys are so very helpful to us newbies.

    CEH
     
  2. CEH thread starter macrumors newbie

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    most important part of the question

    Sorry, I know thats a lot to ask:

    Most importantly-Can I keep my personal email address, myname@my domainname.com from godaddy, if I use MM?
     

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