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Month: October 2014 - The Bank Teller

.VOTE domain – Frequently Asked Questions

PoliticalBank is excited to provide a .VOTE domain name for you, in partnership with the .VOTE registry. We registered your .VOTE domain name on your behalf, and it is exclusively yours for free for one year

screenshot-2016-10-03-17-06-23During the first year, the domain name is locked and directs to your PoliticalBank profile website. You can opt to claim your domain name at any time by simply transferring it to your own 101domain account, and take full control over it – i.e. if you would like to renew and keep it for longer than the year, or to point it to a different website. To do this, access your My Domain Name page in your PoliticalBank dashboard, and click the Claim Your Custom Email Address button to claim your domain name.

Along with your custom domain name, PoliticalBank provides a free web-based email account where you can send and receive email using your custom domain name. When you have transferred your domain to your own 101domain account using the Claim Your Custom Email Address button under My Domain Name in your dashboard, you will be able to create your free, custom .VOTE email address.

How do I set up my .VOTE email address? 

101domain-instructionsAfter you click the Claim Your Custom Email Address from the My Domain Name page in your dashboard to go claim your domain, and the domain is in your own 101domain, you can login to claim your email address:

1. Login at 101domain.com
2. 
Click the “Hosting” tab
3. In the list of Purchased Website and Email Services, click “Email Service – 1 box”
4. Click the link for “Create New Email Box”
5. In the popup, put in the name you want in the “Enter email name” field. Create your own password, repeat it, ignore the “Email forwarding” field, and press the big yellow “Create” button. Note: Passwords must have 8 characters, at least one capital alpha, numeric, and a special character.

After seeing the confirmation message that it was successfully created, the email box will be listed, and you can click the email icon to login to your email client to send and receive emails. In the future you can always login directly into your email client by going to https://login.mailspot.info and logging in with the email address and password that you created.

What happens to my domain after the first year?

Your .VOTE domain name is free for the first year. Well in advance of the anniversary, we will send you several reminder emails so you can optionally pay the normal retail price to renew the domain name, and transfer it to your own control. To do this, go to My Domain Name in your candidate dashboard.

If you do not renew the domain name, it will be deleted. You may be able to register it from any accredited domain name registrar at a later time, if it is still available. Your PoliticalBank candidate website will continue to be accessible, using the extended PoliticalBank URL for your site (e.g. www.politicalbank.com/find-candidates/your-name)

How do I point my domain to a different website?

You can optionally transfer it to your own control and point the domain to a different website. To do this, go to My Domain Name in your candidate dashboard.

How do I get my own data in the Whois record for my domain name?

During the first year, the domain name and its Whois record is locked and directs to your PoliticalBank candidate website. You can opt to unlock your domain name at any time and transfer it to your own 101domain account, to take full control over it. To do this, go to My Domain Name in your candidate dashboard.

How can I add more email addresses with my custom domain name?

Your free .VOTE domain name comes with one free email mailbox using your custom domain. In order to create additional email addresses, you must first unlock your domain name. You can then pay the normal retail price for additional email mailboxes.