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Domain Step One: Obtain it

Screen Shot 2014-08-12 at 11.59.36 PMSigning up for an account with Reclaim Hosting is the beginning step to claiming your own domain space and name. SPSU has purchased domain names and hosting services from Reclaim Hosting for all of the students in the pilot. Follow these instructions to get your domain registered at with Reclaim Hosting:

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Domain Step Two: Install WordPress

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Having your own domain is like having a plot of land in a bustling cybercity. Once you’re inside the c-Panel of your account in Reclaim Hosting, you have the opportunity to install dozens of different open source software programs to run on that piece of land. We’ll talk about some of those later. For now, follow these instructions to install the popular open source blogging software WordPress on your new domain:

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Domain Step Three: Verify!

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When you sign up for a domain through Reclaim Hosting, you should receive three emails to the address under which the domain is registered. One of those reads “IMPORTANT! Verify your contact information for [domain name],” and comes from Tim Owens. The email includes a link that allows the user to verify the account. If the domain is not “verified” in 14 days, the domain is suspended.

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