Frequently Asked Questions
As NearlyFreeSpeech.NET memberships are held by individuals and may not be shared or transferred, the only circumstances under which a name can be changed is if you have changed your legal name. (The name shown on the government-issued photo ID you would use to regain access if you ever got locked out.) If you were interested in changing the name because you want to transfer control of your hosted services to someone else, stop and see this FAQ entry instead. (And if you're interested in changing the name because someone gave you the login name and password to a membership with their name on it, stop accessing our system immediately, contact them, and tell them to transfer things to you properly.)
If you have legally changed your name (for any reason), you can submit an assistance request to have us update it in the system for you.
You can change your login name at any time for a small fee (waived for subscription members) through the same assistance request.
MySQL process names (DSN's) and site names can only be changed by deleting the existing process or site and creating a new one.