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  1. I've registered and paid for my domain but im stuck on where i find the long dns code to make my domain accessible from search engines ... HELP PLEASE

    The blog I need help with is footyacc.wordpress.com.

  2. where i find the long dns code to make my domain accessible from search engines

    Could you please clarify what you mean by this or provide an example, as I'm not sure what you're referring to. No code is needed to make your site accessible to search engines.

    Also - if you'd like to set footyacctips.co.uk as your primary domain, you can do so under Store > Domains.

  3. You still need to update your name servers for footyacctips.co.uk to

    ns1.wordpress.com
    ns2.wordpress.com
    ns3.wordpress.com

    Please read the warnings regarding email here first:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/map-existing-domain/

  4. I'm having the same problem. I was using zodwakumalo.wordpress.com and wanted to change the domain to aladylikeme.com and paid $13 to do it. Now I can't access either of my blogs. When I go to the Domain page it's telling me about nameservers and editing DNS records. What on earth? Do we now have to enlist the services of a developer or coder? Where do we get these records and what is a nameserver - and where do I find it?

  5. Do you already own the domain aladylikeme.com? It's only possible to map a domain that you own.

    That domain is registered through ENOM. The current name servers are set to:

    ns.dns1.co.za
    ns.dns2.co.za

    If you own the domain, to get it pointing to your WordPress.com site, you'll need to log into your registrar's control panel and change the above to:

    ns1.wordpress.com
    ns2.wordpress.com
    ns3.wordpress.com

    This is something you should be able to do yourself, as long as you already own the domain aladylikeme.com and have access to your domain registrar's control panel. Here is the ENOM homepage:

    http://www.enom.com/

    More information on mapping an existing domain, including important instructions about email addresses.

    If you need further help, just let me know.

  6. Ok. I chose the name when I was mapping on wordpress. How would I know if I own it or not?
    I thought if the payment went through it was confirmed that I could use it. Or not?

  7. You paid only to map a domain, not to register a domain. If you never registered the domain at ENOM and are not this person, then you don't own the domain:

    Administrative Contact:
    Afrihost
    Peter Meintjes ([email redacted])
    +27.0116127200
    Fax: +27.0865529000
    PO Box 5116
    Rivonia
    Johannesburg, GAUTENG 2128
    ZA

    If you aren't the domain owner, just let me know and I'll remove the domain mapping upgrade and issue a $13 refund.

  8. Hi Kathryn
    Sorry I'm new at this - I did not register the domain - I thought it all happened at wordpress. In fact, I thought I was essentially paying to change the name of my existing wordpress blog to another wordpress hosted address ;(
    So no, unfortunately I didn't register the domain at ENOM and therefore do not own the name.
    Please do remove the mapping upgrade - it would be much appreciated. I guess I'll have to come up with another new name.

    Thanks for the quick response.

  9. No problem! I've gone ahead and removed the domain mapping upgrade and issued a $13 refund. It can take 1-2 weeks for the refund to be reflected on your account.

    If you don't already own a domain name and want to register a new one through WordPress.com, you can opt to register a domain instead of just adding domain mapping. Complete instructions on registering a new domain are here.

    If you need further help, just let me know.

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