# Payment Processor Accounts (updated)
Creating a credit card processing account can be completed with any "personal" email address (@gmail.com, @live.com, @me.com, @yahoo.com, @aol.com, etc.). In practice, we strongly recommend using an email address directly relevant to your organization.
# Use Your Organization Website
We recommend organizations use their own domain name. A custom domain name is often inexpensive to register (if the organization does not have one). Also, most domain hosting services can provide essential email services as needed.
In general, it is not recommended to use the "long"
https://events.auctria.com/... domain, or in some cases, the shorter Preferred Domains we offer for your guests ease of use. It is always best to use your organization's domain name address if one exists.
- If you are interested, please see How Do I Redirect My Website to point your existing Domain Name to your Auctria Auction Website address.
# Use An Organization Email Address
With a relevant custom domain name and email services, you can create an appropriate email address for your organization to use for its credit card processing needs.
example.com domain, some email addresses you might consider for this (using your domain name in place of
example.com) could be along the following lines:
All of these addresses are mostly "generic" and may often be referred to as an alias. The idea is for the email address to be easily accessible by different individuals, as needed, to maintain a consistent channel of communication as "volunteers" may change over time.
The email address should also be easily identifiable as relevant and related to the organization.
Personal email addresses such as
June@example.com (again, using the
example.com domain name) would still not be recommended mostly due to the additional complexity in transferring the email to another individual with a different name.
Last Revised: June 2022