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What is

What is

The domain is used for clients to view and test their website or websites prior to going live with their official domain name.


We use as a temporary domain name so you can view and test your website before repointing your DNS records to the Nexcess server. The temporary domain resolves almost immediately, circumventing the wait associated with repointing DNS records.

Whether you are migrating your existing website or starting up an entirely new one, functions as a easy, quick way to test your site before going live.

Your temporary domain name will only use the first eight letters of your actual domain name. For example, would become If the resulting domain is unavailable, we will append a number to create a unique domain name. For example, if is already in use, your temporary domain would become

For 24-hour assistance any day of the year, contact our Support Team by email or through the Client Portal.

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