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When you are ready to show the World, family and friends your new Format portfolio site!

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View Live Site with Format Address

You can View Site online and find your website address right away by clicking on the 'View' icon in the top-left corner.

  1. Your website will be online right away using the default site address, this is free but will always show at the end of the URL.

Changing your Format Address

  1. Click 'Settings' from left sidebar

  2. Click 'Domain and Email'

  3. Scroll down until you see the Format Address area appear at the bottom

  4. Edit to be the Format Address that you want (must be unique and available).

  5. Website Domain is the Format Address for your site, and what you can share if you do not want any of the options below…

Custom Domain Options

To hide the part of your Format Address from appearing when your Format Portfolio site is viewed we provide three options. Buy and Domain, Transfer a Domain or Add your own domain (existing).

  1. Click 'Settings' from left sidebar

  2. Click 'Domain and Email'

  3. Buy a Domain (see Buy a Custom Domain Name below)

  4. Add your own domain (see Connect an existing Custom Domain Name) below

Buy a Custom Domain Name

You can register a custom domain name through Format, free for the first year on Pro Yearly and Pro Plus Yearly plans, or you can register for US$20 on Basic and Monthly Plans.

Transfer an existing Custom Domain Name to Format

Or, you may want to transfer your existing domain name to Format for management and connection.

Ask our team before transferring if you have critical email hosting or other services connected to your custom domain name.

We are only able to transfer or provide domains that end .com, .org, .net, .xyz, .ca or .me

Please see our Transfer a domain to Format guide.

Connect an existing Custom Domain Name

If you have your own custom domain name already, we can help connect this for you.

Please complete our Domain Help Request form here

If you have any questions, please reach out to us first so that we can provide the best advice, with the least downtime for you.

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