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Domain Mapping not working correctly

  1. Hi, I've purchased domain mapping so that my blog can be reached at http://www.<MyDomain>.com instead of <MyDomain>.wordpress.com. I had already registered the domain separately, and following the instructions at http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/map-existing-domain/#instructions-for-mapping-an-existing-domain, I've set the domain name servers to point to ns1.wordpress.com etc, and have waited a couple of days for the change to propagate.

    However the domain is not working correctly. If I now navigate to http://www.<MyDomain>.com, what happens is that the browser visibly redirects to <MyDomain>.wordpress.com - which is not what I wanted. Is there something else I need to do to have http://www.<MyDomain>.com reach my wordpress.com blog without a browser redirection?

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

  2. Unless you give us the acutal URLs involved, we cannot help you.

  3. Thanks. It's http://www.techiesimon.com which is redirecting to http://techiesimon.wordpress.com

    (Note if you go there, you'll find the blog is marked private - that's because I'm still testing it. That shouldn't impact DNS resolution though).

  4. Ah. On the Domain Management page of that blog, you have http://techiesimon.wordpress.com set as primary. Set http://techiesimon.com/ as primary instead. Note there is no www.

  5. Brilliant, that's worked. Thanks.

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