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  # 1836101 2-Aug-2017 21:39
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Thanks for that MEAN!


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  # 1836103 2-Aug-2017 21:40
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allan:

 

Hi @octopoly - what's the case if the name you wish to register (family name) is shown as "Premium"?

 

 

 

 

Hi Allan,

 

Thanks for your question. A domain that is shown as "Premium" has been categories as a premium domain name by the respective registry. Those names have a special price assigned by the registry. If you want to know, we are happy to get in touch with the registry and ask for you. Please note that Premium domain names won´t be covered by our promotion.

 

Let me know if you need more info on that.

 

Cheers,


 
 
 
 


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  # 1836211 3-Aug-2017 08:38
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Can you explain the free email part? I've got my domain and according to the steps I now need to login to my account, manage my domain, and activate my free email account. Which option is included - they all show a cost?

 


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  # 1836214 3-Aug-2017 08:43
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caminham:

 

Can you explain the free email part? I've got my domain and according to the steps I now need to login to my account, manage my domain, and activate my free email account. Which option is included - they all show a cost?

 

 

That's only if you want additional accounts. If you don't add it to the shopping cart (icon to the right), you won't get charged. You get one free email account regardless.


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  # 1836215 3-Aug-2017 08:44
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Hey all,

 

In order to activate your free email account and cloud storage, please follow these steps:

 

     

  1. In your account go to DOMAIN NAMES > ACTIVE.
  2. Hover over your domain name and click MANAGE.
  3. Click on ACTIVATE FREE EMAIL under the Add-ons section.
  4. Click on the REDEEM FREE EMAIL ACCOUNT button.
  5. Choose your username for your email and enter it into the field.
  6. Leave the default MX record settings if you want to use our free DNS infrastructure. The system will then also fill out all technical settings automatically.
  7. Enter and confirm your password and click on ACTIVATE.
  8. Done. You will receive an email that your mailbox has been setup and is ready for use. You will find it in your account under PRODUCTS > EMAIL.

 

Feel free to contact us in case you have questions.

 

Thanks,


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  # 1836234 3-Aug-2017 08:59
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Thanks @allan and @octopoly.  Those are the instructions I was following but the detail I missed was what Allan pointed out... ignore the paid additional mailboxes and you'll get just the free one.

 

All sorted now.


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  # 1836237 3-Aug-2017 09:02
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caminham:

 

Thanks @allan and @octopoly.  Those are the instructions I was following but the detail I missed was what Allan pointed out... ignore the paid additional mailboxes and you'll get just the free one.

 

All sorted now.

 

 

Happy to hear that it is sorted.

 

Also, thanks @allan! :)


 
 
 
 


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  # 1836290 3-Aug-2017 09:54
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Thanks @octopolysmile

 

Now I've registered my domain, how do I point it to my home PC/network?

 

 

 

Is it a matter of:

 

1. Click on "Manage" for my domain

 

2. Click "Manage Zone"

 

3. Edit the A record to change it to the IP address of my home network. (I expect that from time to time I'll need to update this when Spark changes my IP address).

 

4. Should I make "Dynamic DNS" active or inactive? I'm on an ordinary Spark broadband connection (not fixed IP). 

 

 

 

And, now that I have my email account, how do I collect mail from there, including by phone and PC? Auto-forward to my existing Gmail address? Or can I use Thunderbird or similar on my home PC to collect it via POP or whatever? 

 

 


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  # 1836322 3-Aug-2017 10:21
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frankv:

 

Thanks @octopolysmile

 

Now I've registered my domain, how do I point it to my home PC/network?

 

 

 

Is it a matter of:

 

1. Click on "Manage" for my domain

 

2. Click "Manage Zone"

 

3. Edit the A record to change it to the IP address of my home network. (I expect that from time to time I'll need to update this when Spark changes my IP address).

 

4. Should I make "Dynamic DNS" active or inactive? I'm on an ordinary Spark broadband connection (not fixed IP). 

 

 

 

And, now that I have my email account, how do I collect mail from there, including by phone and PC? Auto-forward to my existing Gmail address? Or can I use Thunderbird or similar on my home PC to collect it via POP or whatever? 

 

 

 

 

You are welcome. Correct, you need to click on "Manage" > "Manage zone" and there edit the A Record to add your IP address.

 

You can leave the Dynamic DNS inactive.

 

Regarding the setup of your mailbox. You can choose any mail client you like. You will find the setup information under the following link: octopoly.com/help/faq/how-can-I-configure-my-email-address-mailbox

 

Let me know if you need more help.

 

Cheers,

 

 


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  # 1836622 3-Aug-2017 15:05
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I added an A record of h.[myfreedomain].kiwi last night and noticed it dropped off when I checked today ... don't know why

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  # 1836623 3-Aug-2017 15:10
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MadEngineer: I added an A record of h.[myfreedomain].kiwi last night and noticed it dropped off when I checked today ... don't know why

 

Hi MadEngineer,

 

Hmm did you try to add a CNAME or subdomain? Could you maybe give me more details of what you tried to do, also the domain name would be helpful :)

 

Feel free to send me a personal message or send an email to support at octopoly com.

 

We will have a look.

 

Thanks,


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  # 1836625 3-Aug-2017 15:11
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octopoly:

 

allan:

 

Hi @octopoly - what's the case if the name you wish to register (family name) is shown as "Premium"?

 

 

 

 

Hi Allan,

 

Thanks for your question. A domain that is shown as "Premium" has been categories as a premium domain name by the respective registry. Those names have a special price assigned by the registry. If you want to know, we are happy to get in touch with the registry and ask for you. Please note that Premium domain names won´t be covered by our promotion.

 

Let me know if you need more info on that.

 

Cheers,

 

 

 

 

With these 'premium' domains, is that a one off purchase price, and future years are at the $38 fee when it is transferred across? Or is the higher premium price a recurring price every year?


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  # 1836633 3-Aug-2017 15:20
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mattwnz:

 

octopoly:

 

allan:

 

Hi @octopoly - what's the case if the name you wish to register (family name) is shown as "Premium"?

 

 

 

 

Hi Allan,

 

Thanks for your question. A domain that is shown as "Premium" has been categories as a premium domain name by the respective registry. Those names have a special price assigned by the registry. If you want to know, we are happy to get in touch with the registry and ask for you. Please note that Premium domain names won´t be covered by our promotion.

 

Let me know if you need more info on that.

 

Cheers,

 

 

 

 

With these 'premium' domains, is that a one off purchase price, and future years are at the $38 fee when it is transferred across? Or is the higher premium price a recurring price every year?

 

 

 

 

Depends on the registry but most premium domains cost the same price for the renewal as well.


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  # 1845001 11-Aug-2017 10:04
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Hi geeks,

 

Just a quick note. We let the current GEEKZONE promo code expire due to a high amount of registrations from non geekzone members/non Kiwis.

 

We will likely launch a new one futher down the road. In the meantime, if you are still interested in this promo please PM me and I will create a personal voucher for you.

 

Ps. You guys did a good job on the registrations, very impressive!

 

Thanks,


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  # 1845056 11-Aug-2017 11:17
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As I suspected.. leaked to the discounts pages

 

 

 

https://www.cheapies.nz/deals/octopoly.com 

 

So bet a few ignored the request to join up :/


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