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Are custom domains provided or do I need to purchase my own?

We don't provide a custom domain, you will need to purchase your own domain from a provider like GoDaddy, NameCheap etc.

First, let's clarify the differences between a domain registrar and a domain host (Mixo):
Domain Registrar: A domain registrar is a company that manages the reservation of domain names. They allow you to purchase and register your domain name (e.g., Examples of domain registrars include GoDaddy, NameCheap, and Google Domains. They may also offer additional services like SSL certificates, email hosting, and more, but their primary function is to help you secure the domain name you want.
Domain Host (Mixo): Mixo, on the other hand, is a website builder and hosting platform. We provide you with the tools to create, edit, and publish your website, as well as host it on our servers. Our focus is on delivering a streamlined and user-friendly experience for designing and maintaining your website. We do not handle domain registration but allow you to connect your domain purchased from a domain registrar to your Mixo site.

While it might seem convenient to have everything in one place, it's actually beneficial for you to have control over your domain separately from your website builder/host. This gives you flexibility in case you ever want to change website builders or hosts in the future, without losing your domain name and the associated Google rankings.

To summarise, you will purchase your domain from a domain registrar, and once you have that, you can connect it to Mixo by updating the DNS settings in your domain registrar account. Mixo will handle the hosting and provide you with the tools to create and manage your website.

Updated on: 26/04/2023

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