What is a domain name?
A domain name (e.g. www.example.co.uk) is also known as a 'website address’ or ‘URL’.
It is the address that internet users type into the browser bar to visit your website.
What is my current church or benefice domain name?
The default domain name you will have on AChurchNearYou.com will be a string of numbers, so something like achurchnearyou.com/church/12345 or achurchnearyou.com/benefice/12-345A
To find out what yours is, look up your church on AChurchNearYou.com and look at what appears in the address bar of your browser.
The main domain for each church and benefice site contains an AChurchNearYou.com ID.
- For instance the domain name for St Alkmund's church in Duffield is:
So their AChurchNearYou.com church ID is 13370.
- The domain name for the benefice of United Benefice of Duffield & Little Eaton is:
So their AChurchNearYou.com benefice ID is 12-094BH.
How can I customise my church or benefice domain name?
We are now offering churches and benefices the option of an additional domain name, customised with their church or benefice name. This domain name will forward to your site on AChurchNearYou.com, so anyone can use it to find your church or benefice content in the same way as the main domain name.
The structure is as follows:
For a Church/Chapel/Chaplaincy:
An example for a church site would be:
For a Benefice:
For a benefice site, you can also choose to add ‘Benefice’, or your chosen term to group your churches, at the end of your domain name. Other options could be Team Ministry, Team Parish, Group, or something different.
An example for a benefice site would be:
If this is something you are interested in setting up, please contact us and we'll be in touch.