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DOMAIN MAPPING UPGRADE

  1. RE: fayence.wordpress.com

    How do I start the process of mapping this blog to an existing domain name?

    Who do I pay?

    I'm registered with Network Solutions for my existing domain name (www.nosa.org).

    What about the ISP who currently hosts my site? Do I need to do anything with them?

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

  2. Hi. Just to be clear: you want to keep your existing WordPress.com blog, but have people access it via the address nosa.org? Or do you want to redirect visitors to your WordPress.com blog right to your blog that is hosted elsewhere?

  3. I want to keep the WordPress.com blog (fayence.wordpress.com) and have people access it via the address http://www.nosa.org.

  4. You pay WordPress.COM $ 12-- a year for Domain Mapping - you keep the domain registered where it is at (remember to renew it)

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

    Takes you a few minutes (plus any time to move content) - then it can take 24 to 72 hours for the changes to migrate across the internet.

    Same Rules Apply – The Domain Mapping Upgrade does not enable the permission to use advertising, any kind of prohibited code, or upload additional themes or plugins. With the upgrade, your blog will still be hosted here at WordPress.com, which means that you will not have FTP access to your files and you will still be required abide by our Terms of Service.

    http://www.wordpress.com/tos

  5. That's called "domain mapping". Please read this:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/map-existing-domain/

    Since you already have your domain name, you'll pay for the annual registration fee separately with your domain name registrar. WordPress.com will only require you to pay them for the annual domain mapping fee

    Since your site will be hosted by WordPress.com, there is no need to pay for hosting elsewhere.

  6. And g'morning auxclass. I should have refreshed :-)

  7. OK...I think I understand the process.

    I think I would like to have my blog (www.fayence.wordpress.com) hosted at WordPress.com. I would use an existing domain (www.nosa.org).

    I also noticed I can buy a "No Ads" upgrade. I would want to do that too.

    One "final" question. Am I still able to modify the content of my blog? Do I just edit it and it "automatically" appears? Or is there an additional step required?

  8. OK...I think I understand the process.

    I think I would like to have my blog (www.fayence.wordpress.com) hosted at WordPress.com. I would use an existing domain (www.nosa.org).

    I also noticed I can buy a "No Ads" upgrade. I would want to do that too.

    One "final" question. Am I still able to modify the content of my blog? Do I just edit it and it "automatically" appears? Or is there an additional step required?

  9. You have the two different accounts / blogs - you have added content to each - that would not change at all - the only thing that changes is the name your visitors can use to visit your site. same editing - same dashboard etc.

    fayence.wordpress.com is ALREADY hosted on WordPress.COM - it stays here and stays the same - same log-in etc.

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