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Nikolyn McDonald

3 Months Ago

Artistwebsites

I have never looked into this, but I may be interested in renaming my artistwebsites.com
Can someone point me to information on this? I looked in the Need Help - Start Here and found Sean's announcement of these sites; I read Sean's initial post. I also tried to do a search on this in the general Discussion forum, but turned up nothing.

Does it cost extra money to do this? I'm sure I will have to go to tech support eventually, but I'd like to have an idea as to what I'm doing before I do that.

-Nikolyn

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Fran Riley

3 Months Ago

It can't be renamed unless you change your name that you are using here. Unless that's what you mean?

 

Jim Hughes

3 Months Ago

If you're talking about changing the domain name of your FAA artist website - you can't. If you change your FAA user name you'll get a new AWS domain containing that name, but it will still be in the same form, with the number and the hyphens. Unfortunately, FAA doesn't manage users' domain names so the best you could do is register a domain somewhere else and have them forward it to your FAA AWS.

 

Just send me the new name you wish if you wish to change it

ICANCHNAGETHISBIT,artistwebsites.com

 

Peggy Collins

3 Months Ago

Nikolyn, if you're talking about having your own domain name that goes to your gallery on FAA, you can email me if you want and I'll walk you through it. I just did it myself. I bought my domain through GoDaddy...can't remember exactly but I think it cost me about $10/year.

 

Nikolyn McDonald

3 Months Ago

I went with Abbie's offer but instead of NikolynMcDonaldPhotography.artistwebsites.com I got NikolynMcDonaldPhotograpphy.FineArtAmerica.com
That's fine with me, I'm just saying. I did not want to buy another domain name and lose all the links.

Now I have another question. Is there anyway to customize the artistwebsites? Like what if I don't want a bunch of those tabs showing - there's either nothing in them I don't really want what's there on this page.

 

Nikolyn McDonald

3 Months Ago

Anyone? Is there any way to customize the artistwebsites?

 

Jeffery Johnson

3 Months Ago

Not a clue but you come up under that on both.

 

Frank J Casella

3 Months Ago

I don't know this, but suspect, if you wait for the announcement of the new AW you might be in luck??? I understand that will be any day now ???

 

Mike Savad

3 Months Ago

it's been postponed to some time in may.


---Mike Savad

 

Loree Johnson

3 Months Ago

The only thing you can really customize is the header. You can upload your own image for the top banner. Oh, and you can change the background color, but the choices are only black or white. And you can change some of the link/tab colors. That's about it.

However, we've been told that top-secret, mega-wonderful changes are coming soon. Who knows what they will be or when they will arrive, though.

 

Nikolyn

I gave you that address but, as I said in my mail, that changes ALL the domains so has changed the artistwebsite also

The changes will be here last week in May / first week in June

 

Nikolyn McDonald

3 Months Ago

I'm sorry, Abbie. I read that but didn't understand and still don't. Sorry to be so ignorant. I wanted the new name because I thought it was better than just nikolyn-mcdonald - just made a bunch of cards and stuff for a show this weekend using the new name. If I've goofed, I'm wondering whether you can change it back. But before I mess things up again, can you or someone else who has the time tell me the pros and cons of what I've done?

 

Jeffery Johnson

3 Months Ago

What is the address you put on the cards? If it is what it is now then you are fine.

 

Nikolyn McDonald

3 Months Ago

NikolynMcDonaldPhotography.FineArtAmerica.com

but I thought from what Abbie wrote above (Just send me the new name you wish if you wish to change it

ICANCHNAGETHISBIT,artistwebsites.com)

that it would be NikolynMcDonaldPhotography.artistwebsites.com so would effectively just add the word Photograhy. Which wasn't at all necessary.

When she wrote back to say she'd changed it, she said, "This affects all our sites and please note that this will also make any links you added to other places not work now." The only place I've ever placed a link is on my FB page so I figured I could change that easily enough. I'm just not getting all this.

Then when Abbie wrote to say it was done, it said the .fineartamerica.com instead of the artistwebsites.com But I figured that was just how it was done.

 

Christi Kraft

3 Months Ago

The change applies to all of the various FAA URLs (.artistwebsites.com, .fineartamerica.com, .pixels.com). If you key in NikolynMcDonaldPhotography plus any of those .com bits, the links work. If you put NikolynMcDonaldPhotography.artistwebsites.com on your cards, people will get to your artist website just fine. If you used NikolynMcDonaldPhotography.fineartamerica.com on your cards, folks are going to your page here, rather than your artist website.

 

Nikolyn McDonald

3 Months Ago

Thanks to everyone who is trying to help me understand. So far I am out only a little time and the cost of a little card stock and some labels. IF Abbie can change it back, I can re-do the cards. But I need to know asap so I can fix things - and before I get too far along on the "new road". So I am bumping for Abbie. But if someone else has relevant information that would help me. please feel free. Thanks.
-Nikolyn

 

Donna Proctor

3 Months Ago

One cant help but wonder if all the wonderful new changes we have coming include ".artistwebsites.com" turning into "fineartamerica.com??"

 

Nikolyn McDonald

3 Months Ago

Now I'm really confused. I checked behind the scenes and noticed that I'm
nikolynmcdonaldphotography.artistwebsites.com
And that is what I thought it was going to be in the first place. I hadn't checked there before, so I don't know if Abbie has been waving her magic want or if she mis-spoke in the email she sent me to let me know the name change had been effected.

But this is a cut-and-paste from the email Abbie sent:
"I have changed the URL to the one you wished. http://nikolynmcdonaldphotography.fineartamerica.com You can log in as you did before. This affects all our sites and please note that this will also make any links you added to other places not work now"

So this extension (.fineartamerica) is what I put on my cards. I don't care. Really I don't. I just want people to be able to find me. And I don't want to position myself so I cannot take advantages of the new and improved artistwebsites.




 

Jeffery Johnson

3 Months Ago

Correct as Abbie stated in her post here to you and in the email that she sent you that it changes ALL of your sites addresses not just a single one.

Don't worry about changing your cards unless you are wanting them to show the address for your artistwebsites.com.

 

Vivian ANDERSON

3 Months Ago

I'm betting the AW change to Pixelsdotcom...the mother lode...

Jeffery....love your 'friend'..

 

Jeffery Johnson

3 Months Ago

Thanks Vivian it is a very affectionate loving camel (well until it reaches the teenage years).

 

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