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Domain for Ebay

Posted on 2006-06-29
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I have a store on ebay. Can I get a domain name for my store and if so how?
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Question by:godvalinchi
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Julian Matz earned 500 total points
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You could register a domain of your choice, as long as its still available. You have various choices for registering a domain:

Enom.com
GoDaddy.com
RegisterFly.com
DirectI.com

These are just some examples of ICANN accredited registrars and the list is nearly endless...

Once the domain is registered, you can point it to your eBay store using, for example, a permanent redirect, or you may be able to set up an A-record or something through your registrar.

Some registrars offer free domain forwarding. A lot of these are redirected sending a "temporarily moved" status (302). Before you choose a registrar, it may be of interest to you to ask if the registrar supports permanent redirects (sending a 301 status).

The difference between a 301 and a 302 redirect is basically that search engines don't like 302s. There are some other issues, but this one is probably most relevant.

Hope this helps...
-Julian.
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by:godvalinchi
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Yes that helped. Thanks
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by:Julian Matz
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Ok, glad I could help.

I just wanted to say that I accidentally mentioned "an A-record". What I actually meant to say was CNAME record.

As far as I know all the registrars I mentioned support this.
What you would do is: go into your domain settings, and go into something like "Manage DNS Settings". From there, you should be able to set up a CNAME record that would look something like this:

yourdomain.com. ---> CNAME ---> yourstore.ebay.com
www.yourdomain.com ---> CNAME ---> yourstore.ebay.com

If you're having trouble setting up a CNAME, you could always come back here or send a support ticket to the registrar (they are usually quick to respond, at least eNom anyway).
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by:godvalinchi
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I usually go through Godaddy. If I have any problems I will come back here. Thanks so much
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