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New domain name application!
by Steve Testone on September 26th, 2009

It's our goal to make creating a website as easy as it possibly can be, but up to this point there has been one huge problem, the domain name! As anyone who has purchased a domain name knows, buying and managing it is an overly complicated thing to do. That's why we've created our own domain name application to allow you to both purchase and manage all your domain names and email accounts easier than ever before.

One big problem most domain companies have is the check out process is very confusing. You search for a domain name, then you go to buy it, and suddenly they've added so many extra features along the checkout process that you have no idea what you're getting or why your getting it. We've made the purchasing process simple and easy to understand so that you know exactly what you are purchasing.

If you thought purchasing a domain name with other companies was difficult, then you surely found that managing that domain name is even more complicated. Their control panels are usually not very intuitive and they use a lot of technical lingo that most people don't understand. I'm willing to bet that only a very small percentage of people have any idea what a cname record or a nameserver even is. With SnapPages new domain name application, we've taken the guess work out of it by presenting things plainly and simply, without all the technical jargon, so that you can understand what you are doing. Of course we also offer an "advanced" settings area where you can manage all these things manually if you have the technical expertise to do so.

You can manage multiple domain names with the application and you can point those domain names where ever you like. So if you have several websites you manage but want to manage all the domain names in one place, you can do so. Also if you've already purchased domain names elsewhere but you want to have the ease of use that SnapPages offers, you can transfer your domain names into our system as well.

In addition to domain names, we also offer other add-ons like private registration and branded email accounts. All of these can be purchased at anytime through the system. The domain name application is now live on the site and will probably remain in beta for another month or so. Please be sure to send us any feedback or issues that you have with it.


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24 Comments

Rosalind - September 25th, 2009 at 3:44 PM
Does all these new features come with the pro account? I would hope so.. Other "pro accounts" include these features already...
Steve - September 26th, 2009 at 12:36 AM
Yes, you can use them in both the personal and pro accounts.
Susan - September 25th, 2009 at 5:07 PM
could I transfer my domain to snappages?
are you the registrar or is godaddy or somebody else/
Steve - September 26th, 2009 at 12:37 AM
Yes, you can transfer domain names and then you can manage them in your SnapPages account.
Kelly - September 27th, 2009 at 9:52 AM
I just want to say ThAnK YoU!!! I have used other sites before to buy a domain name and had no idea what they were asking me and what I needed or didn't need to buy in addition to the domain name! You took all the guess work out of it and made it fun and exciting to get my domain name!! Thanks for all your hard work!! :)
CassieJ - September 28th, 2009 at 10:57 AM
All I want is the domain name and nothing ele in the package. Can I do that and do I still have to pay the $8 per month?
Steve - September 29th, 2009 at 5:31 PM
You can purchase the domain names using our system with both the personal and pro accounts so you don't need to upgrade if all you want to do is purchase domain names.
Diane - October 10th, 2009 at 2:00 PM
Forgive me but I am a little confused. I purchase your Pro and my domain from GoDaddy. I have the URL pointing to my site here but when someone types in http://www.mentoring-2-success.com the URL shows as mentoring2success.snappages.com. I really would like it to read the registered domain name. Do you know how I can fix this? OH and I like your templates so much that I am going to purchase another one from you.
Steve - October 12th, 2009 at 11:34 AM
It sounds like you are just forwarding your domain name to your site instead of actually pointing the domain name's a-record if you want to continue to use godaddy and have your domain name show up correctly.
Behnam - October 10th, 2009 at 4:44 PM
If i transfer my domain to my personal snap pages account, should i pay also extra to use my domain and should i upgrade to pro account and pay for pro account again?
It is kind a confusing for me, could you explain it please?
Steve - October 12th, 2009 at 11:35 AM
I believe if you actually transfer your domain name to SnapPages it should work with a personal account but none of the other pro features will unless you upgrade.
jimc - October 11th, 2009 at 5:02 PM
I need to create a new website, is the domain name and its maintenance part of the $8/month, or is there an extract charge.
Steve - October 12th, 2009 at 11:35 AM
The domain name is a seperate fee.
nikki - October 12th, 2009 at 2:27 PM
If I already have a domain name and only wish to transfer it to snappages, is there an additional fee for the transfer? or do I only pay the $8 for the pro version?
Steve - October 12th, 2009 at 2:47 PM
A transfer basically costs as much as registering a new domain name with us, however an extra year will be added onto the life of your domain.
Hans Kok - October 16th, 2009 at 4:42 AM
I added a domain and worked perfectly.

I do have question about e-mail adding to that. That's seems to be rather expensive, as it can not run on Snappages itself?

But maybe I am missing something here?

Thanks for explaining,

regards Hans
Steve - October 16th, 2009 at 12:13 PM
When you refer to "running on SnapPages" are you talking about a webmail interface?
Hans - October 16th, 2009 at 12:16 PM
Hi Steve,

yes I do. And although I can understand that, it is also rather expensive to add 10 e-mail addresses, what to do with it?

Hans
M - December 15th, 2009 at 7:04 PM
How long does the initial payment reserve your domain on snappages with a transfer from godaddy? Two years? The payment schedule is not listed anywhere...
Steve Testone - December 28th, 2009 at 1:52 PM
The initial payment is for one year.
joe - March 7th, 2011 at 6:21 AM
can you not add more domain names from your drop down list? i am from the UK and would like the .co.uk suffix which you do not list..
Steve Testone - March 7th, 2011 at 9:44 AM
We will be adding more in the future but I can't say for sure how soon that will be.
pat - April 11th, 2012 at 6:38 PM
why don't you have a technical page where I can simply get your ns1. and ns2 nameservers and or your two ip addresses?
Laura - October 2nd, 2015 at 4:40 PM
I've had my trial with snappages and want to purchase the pro version, i really enjoyed it, found it easy and very good quality
my partner ordered and had printed my business cards as a surprise not knowing that id only checked that my chosen domain was available with other sites.....when i purchase the webpage with you, i want to also do the domain with you, but without buying it first it doesn't seem to give me the option to....1) tell me its available 2)tell e how much
I'm on a budget, and if its really costly i shall just keep the one with snappages in the title, and order new business cards as it might be cheaper if the domain is costly
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