Payment Processor Accounts

January 2023: the current dashboard release has new graphics and some interface changes. Many screenshots still reflect the older release and will be updated shortly.

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.

WARNING

WARNING 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.

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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.

Using the 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:

  • finance@example.com
  • accounting@example.com
  • admin@example.com

INFORMATION

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.

IMPORTANT

IMPORTANT Personal email addresses such as John@example.com or 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