| This section covers answers for the most frequently asked questions (FAQ).
If you want to ask us something that is not covered here simply contact
the customer service.
What is a subdomain?
Well, there are 1st level, 2nd level, and 3rd level domains. The former
is known as "top level domain" (represents country extensions
like .de, .com, or .at; for example .to means "Tonga"), the latter
is known as "subdomain".
2nd level domains are what you're used to know. In fact this is the domain
name part you have to register and what you have to pay for at Network
Information Centers like ToNIC (for .to domains), DeNIC (for
.de domains), etc.
3rd level domains (so called subdomains) are another subdivision. As soon
as you own a 2nd level domain you can start setting up subdomains. Now our
service offers to register one or more subdomains for navig8 for free. For
example www.your-name.navig8.to and www.navig8.to/your-name
(works with and without "www.").
On this site we call your free accounts "short URLs" because we're
not only providing regular subdomains but also access to your subdomain
through "virtual directories". Read on.
A virtual directory looks like this: http://navig8.to/your-name. For comparison
a subdomain looks like this: http://your-name.navig8.to.
What is a virtual directory?
In both ways your short URL redirects to your existing website. You don't
have to worry about what way to choose on registration, both subdomain or
virtual directory work the same once you have signed up.
Nothing. Our service is advertisement driven and that's why there are absolutely
no hidden fees for you. It is totally free for everyone.
How much will I have to pay for short URLs?
You can pick the kind of advertisements shown yourself. Either delayed
popup ads or advertisements inside small top or bottom frames. The size
of popup windows alternates, but the height of frames is usually somewhere
around 20 pixels only. We recommend picking advertisements inside frames
because they are less annoying for your visitors than popups.
What kinds of advertisements are shown? And
Advertisements are not shown every time a visitor acecsses your short
URL, but the possibility for ads being shown is slowly increased over
time so that your visitors can familiarize with them. In fact when you
sign up for a new account no ads will be shown for at least 30 days. Even
after that period ads will appear every now and then for another few days
before the possibility of ads being shown is slowly increased.
Sure. Everyone accepting our terms of service (TOS)
is allowed to sign up for one or more free short URLs.
Are tradeable websites allowed to use this service?
No matter what names you use as long as they are longer than two characters,
as long as it is not yet used by other members, and as long they do not
violate third party rights.
Which names can I use for my accounts?
As many as you want, as long as you keep the number of registered accounts
within an "acceptable" range. We do not tolerate spam.
How many accounts am I allowed to sign up for?
A few minutes! Immediately after signing up you will receive an email with
your personal access information and with further instructions. In fact
you will just have to click a link in the email to activate your account.
How long does signing up take?
We provide free short redirection URLs which is different from free webspace.
Most likely your ISP (for example AOL, CompuServe, etc.) will provide you
free webspace but you can also grab some at free webspace providers like
GeoCities or Tripod.
How much webspace do I get here?
Since we don't offer free webspace (see last question) you don't need FTP
access information. All of your account settings can be changed from within
the member's area once you are logged in.
What about the information for FTP access?
Specify your account name here and we will immediately
send an email to the email address you have used for sign up containing
your current password.
I have lost my password. What shall I do?
During development we tried to optimize our service as best as possible
in order to make it as fast and reliable as possible. That's why we use
a dedicated high performance server and connection. See our feature
list for more information.
How fast and secure is N8.2?
You have unanswered questions? No problem. Contact our customer
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