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Do I need to Purchase Domain Mapping for Offsite Redirect?

  1. I am currently in the process of moving my blog form WordPress.com to WordPress.org, but the new site redirect option is a bit confusing to me.

    I definitely want to purchase that upgrade so my WordPress.com blog redirects to my self hosted blog, but would I need to purchase the actual Domain of my self-hosted blog first? Or can I just buy the Redirect without purchasing my domain on WordPress?

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

  2. I have the domain purchased from GoDaddy, but I'm sure if I need to buy it from WordPress as well on the Domain page.

  3. I purchased one from Hover and they let me set it up to forward to my blog here no extra charge.

  4. I should specify that I set that up on my Hover account, not WordPress.

  5. @adminavatar - a domain name can't be purchased twice at the same time - set up your new blog with you new domain name - then export all of your blog from here and import it into your new site - once your new site is working the way you want - Then buy the Site Redirect Upgrade from here to send your traffic to your new site - also install JetPack Plugin on you new blog and ask the staff to transfer your subscribers

    NOTE: Make friends at WordPress.ORG as they are the keepers of the software you will be using - - also make sure you make your Permalinks on your new site match what the Permalinks are on your blog here

  6. @auxclass Thank you for your response. That clears up a lot!

  7. You be welcome & good luck

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