Want your own domain name?
When you sign up to sell on AAPK, we automatically assign you a unique web address that will comprise of your username in all lower case letters preceded with "www.allaboutpocketknives.com/".
For example, mine would be www.allaboutpocketknives.com/bryan
This address will go directly to my store.
If you have special characters (such as apostrophes), they will often get stripped out to be url safe.
You can get your web address by visiting the AAPK seller dashboard ...http://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/cat ... /dashboard
This is all great, but it is much easier to share or advertise your items with a shorter domain name that takes folks directly to your merchandise or store.
If I wanted to advertise my site as www.xyz.com
instead of my www.allaboutpocketknives.com/bryan
, I could do that by buying the domain name xyz.com & forwarding it to allaboutpocketknives.com/bryan.
To buy a domain, you simply go to a reputable registrar & search for one you like. Once you find the right name, put it in your cart & buy it. We recommend buying through godaddy.com
Once you get the domain name purchased you will need to forward it. The registrar of your choosing should have instructions for how to do this. Just remember the key word is forward
. You need to forward the new domain to your AAPK assigned web address.
As time permits, I will try to post more detailed instructions for the more common registrars. Here is Godaddy's instructions page...https://www.godaddy.com/help/forward-a-domain-12123