A domain name is the link between you and your customers. It is what your customer will type in to access your shop. If you have a domain name in mind, follow these few simple steps to see if it is available and to get it registered in your name.
Start by heading over to Settings > Domain Name. You will then see a list of your active domains. If you have not yet registered a domain you will see your default EKM address. It will likely be along the lines of "9ef12f.33.ekmpowershop.net".
Signing up to ekmDomains
Signing up for an ekmDomains account couldn't be easier. Under Settings > Domain Name you will see the following signup button:
By clicking Sign Up you will receive a standard generated username to log in to ekmDomains. You can either take note of this username or choose to create your own.
Type your desired domain name into the box below and select CHECK to see if your domain name is available to purchase:
Purchasing Your Domain
If your desired domain name is available, you will be given a short summary and an annual price. Click the shopping cart and proceed through the checkout steps to purchase your new domain.
After you have added your domain to your basket, you will be prompted to buy a company email address. This is not essential however having a company email address sounds much more professional when communicating with customers. For instance, you may currently have 'firstname.lastname@example.org' and you could have email@example.com.
If you do not wish to buy an email, simply press Continue.
Enter your contact details and proceed to checkout:
Proceed through the checkout stages and add your cart details to pay for the domain.
Congratulations! You have just registered your online shop's domain name. The domain can take between 2 and 24 hours to propagate and then you will see it appear active under Settings > Domain Name.
Please note, your domain does not have to be registered with ekmDomains. If you register your domain with another provider, you will need to point the A- Records to your online shop's IP Address.
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