Club Website Development

Key Steps for establishing your club’s website:

  1. Designate a Webmaster.
  2. Register for your site at http://toastmastersclubs.org.
  3. Register your website at http://toastmasters.org.
  4. Register your website with the District website.
  5. Fill in the Meeting times and locations.
  6. Fill in information on the Contact Us page.
  7. Replace the default text with information about your club.
  8. (Optional) Register a custom domain name and apply it. If you do this, also update your directory listings at Toastmasters.org and the District website.

TJ List’s Club Website Presentation at the Dearborn TLI

In this session, TJ List (past webmaster for District 28 Toastmasters) talks about making the most of your free club website. This high-level overview of the process and strategies is filled with questions and answers.

District 28 Toastmasters – Toastmaster Leadership Institute January 21, 2012

FreeToastHost FAQs

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How do club email addresses work with toastmastersclubs.org websites?

The ToastmastersClubs.org system automatically creates email addresses for certain roles (like President or  VP of Education) and groups. These forward to the email address in that person’s profile. Log in to the club website as a member. The “Club E-mail Addresses” link will become available, and you will be able to see these email addresses.

Domain Names

Where should you register your domain name?

Here are some reputable sites with good customer service. GoDaddy is the “Big Gorilla” of domain registrars. Their systems are cumbersome and confusing. You might save three dollars now. When it comes time to transfer that ownership to a new person, the headache will feel ten times as expensive. If you do not have a domain name yet, do yourself a favor and don’t buy it there.

How much does a domain name cost?

Annual registrations range from $10 to $15 depending on the registrar. Sometimes you can find discount codes (search Google for “discount code [registrar]”).

Should Toastmasters clubs use a .com or .org domain name?

Clubs and Districts within Toastmasters International are not-for-profit organizations. As such, they should generally use a domain name that ends in .org.
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