I would like to discuss over the phone a guided transfer for our site, godspace.wordpress.com. From the FAQ, it appears we would also need to pay the yearly site redirect fee to keep all our rankings and links active. Is this correct?
We plan to host with GoDaddy. Do I need to set up our new domain there ahead of time? If so, what is the process to give you permission to access it to change the name server and transfer our files?
Within our circles, godspace is very highly ranked and it's critical that we not lose any of our links or our current rankings through various services. If I understand correctly, leaving our original site with wp and using the re-direct to the new domain on GoDaddy, we will preserve all of this critical data. Is this correct.
Once the new website is set up on GoDaddy, I plan to do a site redesign including changing the theme and menu. Will I be able to change to non-wp.com themes and tweak the menu without causing issues with the redirects?
I assume the redirect is not just for the domain name, but also for each individual post and page, so that, as long as I don't change the post/page address, all the posts/pages will seamlessly redirect regardless of the modifications I make on the new website. Is this also correct?
If I have issues or questions during this transfer process, will I be able to contact somebody by phone?
Thanks for you assistance,
Andy Wade - for Christine Sine
The blog I need help with is godspace.wordpress.com.