What do I do if I already own my own domain name? Can I use it and will I be charged?

YES, you can use an existing name and swap it to your TalkSpot system.  However, this will involve a manual setup process.

Aside from your monthly or yearly subscription to TalkSpot, you will not incur any additional charges for a single instance of a domain name swap, per site.

Ready to move your domain to TalkSpot here is what you need to know.

Once you are ready to point your domain to your TalkSpot account you will need to send an email to support@talkspot.com with the domain name you are directing toward us, and you need to include the website address (URL) of your existing TalkSpot site. One you submitted your request you receive an email within 24-48 hours giving you the right Domain Name Server information.

You may need to contact the company that you originally purchased the domain name from to learn how to do this. The process is different for each company. We do not change this information for you.

IMPORTANT: If you are switching your site from a current site with email you will need to contact us before making the DNS change with your registrar. If you switch your DNS information before contacting us you will experience an interruption with both your email and your site.

EMAIL: If you have emails accounts associated with your domain name you will need to set up your email accounts before making the change. You will also want to download all the emails from your other account if you still want access to them. You will lose POP and/or IMAP access once the DNS switch is made.

TalkSpot doesn't provide email hosting accounts we do recommend several services that can host your custom domain email accounts. Our main recommendation is to use Outlook.com where you can host up to 50 email accounts for free. Remember  once the DNS switch does take effect, your emails will be directed to the proper accounts.

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