POP is shutting down and you will no longer be able to log in after December 15th, 2020. Please transfer all domain names before this time. All domain auto renewals will be disabled. Should you not transfer your domain, you will need to log in to our reseller partner to manage the transfer before it's expiration date. Read the official announcement.

POP is unfortunately shutting down.
Read on to learn what you must do with your domain, hosting, or email services.

First and foremost, we want to reiterate that your domains are safe and this is a strategically planned and scheduled shutdown. Please continue reading to see how this will impact you and steps you will need to take to maintain connectivity to your domain and email.

This was not an easy decision, and it’s a logistically hard one to accomplish for all parties, so we’re sorry. We unfortunately never hit a level of user adoption or traction necessary to scale and grow. Managing domain names is a low margin business and we never hit our stride. We had some amazing times sponsoring Startup Weekend participants over the years and feel truly blessed to have been able to support the growth of budding entrepreneurs and startups. For those of you who have stuck with us through the years, thank you!

Shutdown Timeline

Below is a timeline of actionable dates on which services will be discontinued on the POP platform. At these times, automated billing and usage for each service will stop.

Tap on a service for further details.

Transfer Your Domain Names Prior to June 1st, 2020

POP will be officially shutting off domains from being able to renew on June 1st, 2020. At this time, we will discontinue the ability to renew your domains within POP. We strongly encourage you to transfer all of your domain names and any accompanying services to a third party domain registrar prior to this date. We recommend looking at Namecheap, GoDaddy, or Name.com. In regards to all service offerings of POP, they will also be closing.

Below is a list of domain registrars you may transfer to. We've directly linked to their inbound transfer page.

In addition to these traditional domain registrars, many website building services such as Weebly, Wix, SquareSpace, and Shopify all offer domain registration services. You may prefer to transfer your domain to one of these providers depending on your needs.

How do I transfer my domain?

  1. Login to manage your domain at https://pop.co/login
  2. Select the domain name you wish to manage from the domain management dropdown.
  3. On the dashboard page, press the blue dropdown "Select Action".
  4. From the dropdown list, select the option "Transfer Out (Auth Code)".
  5. You will be redirect to a new page to facilitate retrieving your auth code. Please enter your password and tap the "Retrieve My Auth Code" button.
  6. Your authorization code will be displayed. Copy the authorization code exactly as it's displayed.
  7. Using one of the above domain registrars we suggested, initiate a domain transfer of your domain.
  8. When asked, enter the authorization code we provided to you.
  9. The transfer process may take 4-5 business days from time of initiation to complete.
  10. You will need to recreate any of your domain name's custom DNS records with your new registrar. We will email you a copy of your records to simplify this process.

What happens if I don't transfer my domain in time?

In the event you do not transfer your domain name by June 1st, 2020, POP will automatically transfer your domain relationship to our partner, Domainbox. You'll be able to login and manage your domain name with Domainbox, including the ability to transfer it, up until it's expiration date.

My domain recently renewed. What happens to my expiration date when I transfer?

When you transfer your domain name, it will add an additional year to your expiration date. There is no harm in renewing service with POP prior to transferring as it will simply extend your domain's expiration date further into the future.

Google Apps for Business (GSuite)
Shutting Down May 1st, 2020

For those of you who are using our GSuite (Google Apps) service for email, we will be transferring you to a direct relationship with Google, effective April 1st, 2020.

This process is seamless and your existing email addresses and accompanying passwords will remain intact as they’re already managed by Google. All you will be asked of by Google is that you enter your billing information so they may take over the billing relationship directly. We will no longer be billing you.

To login to your email account from the web, you can navigate to https://gmail.com. To manage your Google Apps service for your domain, you would navigate to https://admin.google.com/a/ENTER_YOUR_DOMAIN_HERE_DOT_COM, making sure to replace ENTER_YOUR_DOMAIN_HERE_DOT_COM with your actual domain name. If you have configured your email to be received on a desktop or mobile email client, the settings will remain the same and you will not need to change them.

If I transfer my domain, do I need to enter special DNS records for Google?

Yes, you will need to ensure your new registrar has the appropriate DNS records for GMail. Please reference the following FAQ from Google detailing the necessary DNS records you must create to ensure you continue to receive email:
https://support.google.com/a/answer/140034?hl=en

In addition to these records, we also suggest you add a DNS SPF record to improve your email deliverablity:
https://support.google.com/a/answer/33786?hl=en.

Weebly Cloud Service
Migrated on March 1st, 2020

For those of you who were using our Weebly Cloud service, you should have already received a email from Weebly Cloud () with the subject line “TODOTODOTODO” containing login information to manage your existing website. We worked directly with Weebly to migrate you to a direct relationship with Weebly. You may need to enter your billing information directly with Weebly should you wish to continue your hosted service with them. If you were on a paid plan, you will no longer be billed by POP.

Please note that we had to create a unique email address login for you to avoid conflicts with existing email addresses in Weebly's system. Because of this, your Weebly login is in the format of youremail+pop@yourdomain.com, where we have postfixed +pop to your existing email address.

Simple Mail Service
Shutting Down April 1st, 2020

For those of you who are using our Simple Mail service, we will unfortunately be shutting it down as of April 1st, 2020. We've been operating Simple Mail at a loss for several years, and our contract is coming to an end to continue offering the service.

Because of the necessity to shut down email and it's potential impact on you, we'll be providing each of you (including those on the free plan) with POP3 access. You'll fully be able to download and backup your old emails using a combination of POP3 access and a free desktop email client such as Thunderbird.

Incoming Server (POP3)

Type POP3
Incoming Server simplemail.pop.co
Security SSL/TLS
Port 995
Authentication Mechanism Normal Password
Username youremail@yourdomain.co
Please enter your custom domain email address.

Outgoing Server (SMTP)

Type SMTP
Outgoing Server simplemail.pop.co
Security SSL/TLS
Port 587

You will have until April 1st, 2020 to download all of your old emails and find a new email provider. If you’re looking for a new email provider fast, we recommend looking into GSuite, Zoho Mail, Protonmail, or Fastmail. If you’re looking for a free email provider for your custom domain, you may want to check if a new domain registrar supports cheap custom emails or free email forwarding as an interim step. Simply switching domain registrars would generally yield the cheapest results for email.

I can't afford paid email services. What are my options?

Many domain registrars, such as Namecheap, offer free email forwarding of custom addresses to a different email address you already operate. While this does not let you send emails from your custom domain, it will ensure you can continue to receive emails at addresses you may have already been using.

Simple Page Service
Editing Ends June 1st, 2020
Shutting Down December 31st, 2020

For those of you who are using our Simple Page landing page editor, we will be slowly winding down to avoid disruption of your website effective June 1st, 2020. At this time, you will no longer be able to login to manage or edit your Simple Page.

We highly recommend taking the time to determine an alternative means of hosting your webpage while you have ample time to do so without disruption. We hereby grant permission to download a copy of your Simple Page webpage to use with an alternative hosting provider.

Most web browsers today support the ability to download your existing webpage and the embedded media assets in full. Below is an example for downloading the entirety of your webpage in Google Chrome:

  1. Open your Google Chrome browser.
  2. Navigate to your domain name that is displaying your Simple Page.
  3. In the browser's toolbar, tap on "File".
  4. From the dropdown options, select "Save Page As".
  5. In the download dialog window that opens, tap the Format dropdown and select "Webpage, Complete".
  6. Rename the default download file if you like.
  7. Tap on "Save" and a .zip file of the webpage, including all assets, will be saved locally to your computer.
  8. You can unzip this file and upload the contents to a third party hosting provider.