New User - username registration

Hey there guys,
I was just wondering about adding a new user. I want to set up a donations email account/user for my site, but if i try and register the name “donations” it says there’s already one in the system.

Is it possible to register names that are taken but for your domain only? If so, how do I do this? Will I have to pay for my own server?

Thanks :slight_smile:

The user name doesn’t have much to do with your domain name. It’s just an FTP login. I’ve had to resort to variations on a name to find one not taken. Like if you have, and you try to create a user ‘smith.’ Probably taken. Try bobbyjoesmith. Then you can proceed to create an email address of, which is a completely different entity from your FTP user.

If you want to create a subdomain that’s “owned” by bobbyjoesmith, that works, too. Again, end users will never see the “bobbyjoesmith” username.


ahhh, makes sense! thanks heaps scott :slight_smile: