I recently purchsed the Domain Mapping update and updated my settings on the 1&1 registrar site to reflect the new DNS servers and that portion worked out properly. I went back to 'seal the deal' and made my 1&1 domain the 'primary' one. After this, both my x.wordpress.com domain and my 1&1 domain point to a temporary 'holding page' that 1&1 displays if there is no site it can point to.
Is it merely a matter of time until the changes I've made take affect, or I must take a few more steps at this point? For example, there is a 'Destination' settings tab in 1&1 that allows you to either forward the domain or have it point to some directory. The current directory is pointed at "/." It won't let me create a new one or change it. I suppose that is the "root directory." May I just leave it on that? Or must I create a new one that says 'wordpress.com' or something?
Since the documentation about domain mapping did not cover ANY of this, I'm guessing it's ok to leave it at that "/." destination (a.k.a. "web space") and just wait for it to 'propagate.' Someone please help. Thank you.
The blog I need help with is michaelsinanian.com.