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# 220259 2-Aug-2017 12:39
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The guys @octopoly are offering a free .kiwi / .buzz domain for one year PLUS one free Exchange email account to Geekzone users.

 

The email account includes 5GB storage plus 

 

To claim this offer you have to use the code GEEKZONE.





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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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  # 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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  # 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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