This feature is still in the backlog.
Yes! I would like to have a channel with a website and I want it to default to that website.
This is still being worked upon. I hope to have more details in the next couple months.
Please know the team is actively working on this feature.
We acknowledge the customer demand for Private Channels and have been hard at work on it. Private Channels is currently in preview with a select group of customers. We expect to release the feature to the public later this Fall, and will update here when we are starting to roll out to all customers. We appreciate all the feedback you have provided to us on this forum and thank you for your patience.