Key Steps for establishing your club’s website:
- Designate a Webmaster.
- Register for your site at http://toastmastersclubs.org.
- Register your website at http://toastmasters.org.
- Register your website with the District website.
- Fill in the Meeting times and locations.
- Fill in information on the Contact Us page.
- Replace the default text with information about your club.
- (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 (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
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When does FreeToastHost (original version) stop working?
February 17, 2012. You should move your content and redirect your domain name (if you have one) before then.
Where do I go for help with FreeToastHost?
Administrator Docs http://support.toastmastersclubs.org/docs/category/administrator-documentation Getting Started Video http://support.toastmastersclubs.org/docs/2011-11-01-14-34-36 FTH 2.0 Users Guide http://support.toastmastersclubs.org/docs/user-guide
Can Membership Roles be transferred from the old site to the new one?
Not directly. You need to copy and paste member names, email addresses, and (optionally) phone numbers into a text box on the new system. Once you do this, you can select officer roles or other status (like past member or guest) from a drop-down list.
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.
Have a question? Submit yours on the Contact Page.
Where should you register your domain name?
Here are some reputable sites with good customer service.
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.