Spotlight has a unique preview and purchase feature. You have the ablity to preview, edit and manage multiple websites prior to paying for and publishing them to the public. Spotlight makes it easy for you to build a listing-specific website and have it ready and waiting for your desired activation date. When you are ready to make your site available to the public via purchase and activation, you have a few options:
From the Purchase Activations link present in the upper right hand corner of the Spotlight Directory and the Spotlight Editor,
you can purchase activation(s) and have them ready to be applied prior to activating a Spotlight Listing website. The activation(s), once purchased, will appear in the Activations Remaining column and are ready for use at any time.
When you are ready to use the activation(s), select Activate Now and one of your prepaid activations will be automatically applied to the selected website.
Ready to go live? Select the desired listing website so that it is highlighted and then click on Activate Now, which appears to the right of the listing website display.
The actual steps to purchase and/or activate are described below:
1. Find a Domain Name – You can select a domain name (i.e. www.StreetAddress.com) and verify that the domain name that you want is available. Once you have verified that it is available, select next.
2. Quantity – Specify the number of activations that you would like to purchase, then select next.
3. Billing Info – Input your billing info or verify that the billing info that we have on file for you is correct. For existing iHOUSE customers, your billing info is obtained from your iHOUSE account. If you would like to edit your billing information, you will need to do so in your iHOUSE account. Select next after you have verified that this information is correct.
4. Purchase – Apply and authorize your billing information to be applied to the purchase of one or more activations. Once this is complete, select next.
5. Confirmation – Review your purchase. You have the option of printing out your purchase details.
6. Activate – Finalize your site activation. Choose activate and the process of obtaining your requested domain name is initiated. In 24 – 72 hours, your domain name and website will be available for view to the public.
Please note that these steps may vary depending on if you have surplus activations or if you are purchasing one website at a time to be applied instantly.