# Set The Website Address (new)
If you go to your auction Website dashboard and see a big red message starting No website address defined you will need to set one for your auction website to be available to your guests.
To set your Website Address, start by clicking the "pencil" icon in the Website Address section to edit its information. Enter an appropriate Address suffix into the text field. You do not need to enter the "top level domain" part of the website address, you just need to enter the part that appears at the end of the website URL.
The Website Address should only use letters, numbers, hyphens (
-) and/or underscores (
_). The use of any other type of "special character", "punctuation", or spaces could potentially make your auction website unreachable. It is also recommended the Website Address be relatively unique to your specific current event.
# Setting The Website Address
As an example, enter
OurGreatFundraiser-2021 into the Address field...
Click the "checkmark" icon to save your Website Address...
You will now see this information when you click through to the Website dashboard page.
Although not recommended, if you change the Address Suffix of your auction website, you will need to advise those guests that have been communicated with of this change as the previous Website Address URL will no longer work to direct guests to your site.
# Preferred Domain
Once you have Set The Website Address, you will then have the option of changing to another "Top Level Domain" (
TLD) to use. This TLD will be used for the display as needed throughout your auction website as well as any system notifications that include your auction website address.
There are a number of "Top Level Domain" (
TLD) options to choose from; and, you can change to a different TLD that is offered by Auctria at any time... we will always be considering, and adding, more in the future.
If you do change the "Top Level Domain" (
TLD) you are using it will affect all places where the auction website address is displayed as well as any place it is communicated going forward although any references to previous TLD will still take your guests to your auction website correctly.