Using your own domain name

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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

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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

Godaddy Video...
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SlNAbEn09M[/youtube]
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I second the motion of using GoDaddy! All of my websites are hosted with them!
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I personally like having my store call letters with AAPK preceeding them...
Bryan has it set up so if you use a search engine like ask.com or google...
as long as Clear Creek Knives is in it, it pops up like grandpa groundhog !!!
I have had my store here for 11 years in a few days, opened 1-2-06....
there is almost 13,000 members here, how many other thousands browsing
the AAPK site...All folk's interested in knives !!!
Thats a lot of traffic boys & girls !!!
Bryan knows how much I am beholding to him for selling a 40 year old collection,
and if ya pick up a good deal here & there ya want to sell that as well
AAPK has been a life changer for me and my hobby with having the store and All
the info that you learn from all the topics and posts, as well as the quality of people who use the site...
Below is how your store comes up on the web........
I am happy right here on good Ol AAPK with my store

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My Historical Knives
is mine and already bought & paid for thru. the years
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Bryan wrote: Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:26 pm 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

Godaddy Video...
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SlNAbEn09M[/youtube]
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I must be doing something wrong. When I go to www.allaboutpocketknives.com/peddlerofknives
There nothing available in store.. Can anyone tell me what it is that I'm doing that won't allow me to enter my store using the URL: www.allaboutpocketknives.com/peddlerofknives
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Take care and God bless,

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PEDDLEROFKNIVES wrote: Sat Jul 29, 2023 5:45 pm I must be doing something wrong. When I go to www.allaboutpocketknives.com/peddlerofknives
There nothing available in store.. Can anyone tell me what it is that I'm doing that won't allow me to enter my store using the URL: www.allaboutpocketknives.com/peddlerofknives
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::hmm:: Give me a bit to look into this. Hopefully I can get things fixed up for you today.
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That was easier than I thought. A bit of misconfiguration on my part. You should be good now. Thank you for bringing it to our attention ::tu::
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