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How to Set Up Your eBay epndomain.txt File

How to set up your eBay epndomain.txt file. If you are here, it’s probably because you are looking for help signing up for for Ebay’s Partner Network.

I believe I can give you the instructions you need help with in getting this done. I was not able to get it done in the first 24 hours. Thank my lucky stars that eBay allows you 72 hours to accomplish this. When I finally thought I was ready to get eBay’s confirmed status, I went to their “DOMAIN CONFIRMATION PAGE”
And clicked the Confirm button and it was still “Unconfirmed.” I tried different things to make it work and after many tries I got a message stating I had too many tries and would have to wait at least 24 hours to try again. As usual, eBay assumes everyone trying to do business with them has a Ph.D. degree in computer science.
Anyway, on the second day, I was finally successful and got the “CONFIRMED” status.

In the email you got from eBay, you received a unique identifier code number just for you.
It looks something like this:  taLzns2Hoj3gcrUn/bN4jA==
This number (the one you got in the email) is the only number that will work for you.

OK, next you must create a plain text file from a text editor and in the contents put only your unique identifier. Again, most of us don’t have a Ph.D. degree in computers, so we are thinking this sounds complicated and now we got to search the Internet for a free text editor that the eBay people will except.
Wrong……the correct translation for their version of a “text editor” is something such as WORD PAD that came with your Windows operating system. For all of you others that are using MAC or Linux, just try any word processor software you write documents in thus giving a text file.
Anyway, if you are using a Windows based operating system, find your WORD PAD software. Click the start button and look at the first display for it.
Open it.  Then copy and paste the special identifier code from your eBay email into WORD PAD.
That’s it.

Now Save the file to your Desktop and give it the correct name as per eBay’s instruction. The file mane must be “epndomain”. DO NOT put a dot after it followed by “txt”. Another words, DO NOT give it this file name: “epndomain.txt”
In a later step the “.txt” will automatically be added by the file manage simply because it is a .txt file because that is the file type that WORD Pad saved it as. If you are using MAC or Linux, whatever software you are using to create this simple document file, when you create the file and place your identifier number on the document file, be sure that when you save the file, you select the file type as a .txt file type.
OK, you have now created a plain text file from a text editor as per eBay’s instructions.

Next, you must log in to your website hosting company. If you have a business or personal website, or a blog site, it is hosted by your hosting company. My host site happens to be (If you are trying to hook up a HUB page, I must be honest and say I don’t know enough about them to know if this will work for them. For you HUB page people, do you have direct access to the hosting site where the page is hosted?
If not, these instructions will not help you)
OK, log in to your hosting company. You must find your FILE MANAGER. (With, the quickest way to access this is to type in your website address in to your browser with the following extension /cpanel
Hit the enter button and you will prompted to log in. Again, go in there and find your FILE MANAGER.
Click the FILE MANAGER file. Once inside there, you will see a lot of stuff. Look for a file folder named “PUBLIC_HTML”.  Click that file open. Next, somewhere on your computer screen find a button to click on named “UPLOAD”. Click that button. Next, click the browse button in the dialog button that just opened. Now, remember that you saved your unique identifier file to your desktop. So in this dialog button, click on DESKTOP” then click the file in there named “epndomain.txt” you are done at your hosting site as it is now there for eBay to find.
The final step is to go back to your email from eBay. Click on “Domain Confirmation Page”. This will open a new browser window. Click the “Confirm Domain” button. It should come back with the CONFIRMED status.


If you are still having trouble, I found a wonderful website that shows a video to get the job done.
CLICK HERE to go to the site where this video is, and scroll down about a half page and you will find the video.

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