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  1. why in wordpress I have to pay an extra 10 bucks a year to use my already paid domain...basically I bought a domain(dot com) from GoDaddy. Why can't I just set it up as a redirect from GoDaddy to my wordpess blog but for free?. I had a blogger blog and I set up a redirect for free with no problem...Sorry I'm new here....also I'm using a wordpress blog with free hosting if that helps....any help?

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

  2. The wordpress.com support forums are manned by Volunteers ie. your fellow bloggers who obviously do not have any part whatsoever to play in coprporate decision making. I suggest you take your important question directly to Staff http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

  3. Also note that no one has forced or will be forcing you to purchase the 302 temporary redirection service that's being offered by wordpress.com. You can exercise your free will and not accept the offer to purchase it. http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/redirecting-your-blog/

    Failing to purchase this service means that all the URLs to the posts in your blog will be broken. Purchasing the service means that the URLs will be seamlessly redirecting your readers to your posts on the new site.

    The choice is yours to make and no one has a gun pointed at your head, so please do whatever it is that you need to do to justify either spending or not spending the equivalent cost of 2 Starbucks coffee's for this annual service.

  4. thanks for the link...I don't drink coffee

    i just wanted to know if it was "necessary" to purchase it because I'm not really familiar with all this website building blog language. After viewing numerous videos on youtube on how to purchase and redirect a domain to a website or blog, I thought that's how you were supposed to do it, and they never mentioned having to pay extra to redirect it...

    don't get me wrong...10 bucks is nothing..I can get 10 double cheeseburgers with no seeds on the bun

    anyways thanks for the clarification

  5. Ahhh ... I see that you didn't understand what it was for and what the consequences were of not purchasing it.

    Please click this link and read the first 4 paragraphs http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2008/06/26/how-and-why-to-get-your-own-domain/

    P.S. I'm currently going through this process with the blog you are clicking into right now.

  6. Hi timethief,

    I think I'm in the same boat but I want to confirm that I understood the OP's question correctly.

    I just purchased a new domain and hosting plan from a web hosting company and the domain is http://www.xyz.com let's say. And I'm installing WP on my new domain.
    My blog I've been using for quite some time now is myoldblog.wordpress.com.
    I want to have all traffic looking for my old blog on myoldblog.wordpress.com, including people who bookmarked it to be automatically sent to my new blog.

    Did I understand this thread correctly and it will apply to me as well?

    Thanks

  7. Here are the instructions as they apply to you:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/redirecting-your-blog/

  8. I'm confused. According to the instructions there, I have 3 choices for domain mapping.

    1. Register a new domain through WordPress.com and map it to your blog.

    2. Map an existing domain (one you already own) to your WordPress.com blog.

    3. Map a subdomain (for a domain with an existing website) to your WordPress.com blog.

    I already own a domain and I want to map AWAY from my wordpress.com blog. So none of the options apply except for possibly #1 which is closest to what I need except I don't want to register a new domain through WP because I already have a new one through someone else.

  9. I believe raincoaster has posted the correct link. If you need help understanding the process here's the link http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

  10. Yes, correct link. However that page says to go to another page to do the process which contains the choices I posted..

  11. Are you contacting Staff then?

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