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  1. Hi, I'm trying to change my site's domain name from furnituresalad.ca to furnituresalad.com. I do own both domains (.ca and .com).

    Right now the site using the .ca domain, and when I enter the .com site address, it automatically redirects me back to furnituresalad.ca. Is there a way to change it from .ca to .com?

    and is it possible to change from [email redacted] to [email redacted]?

    Thank you!
    Blog url: http://furnituresalad.wordpress.com/

  2. If you'd like to map your domain furnituresalad.com to furnituresalad.wordpress.com, there are two steps:

    1) Update the name servers for furnituresalad.com to point to WordPress:

    ns1.wordpress.com
    ns2.wordpress.com
    ns3.wordpress.com

    Please read the heads-up here before you do this, since this will affect any emails on the domain you may already be using:

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

    2) Purchase domain mapping for furnituresalad.com under Store > Domains.

    Enter furnituresalad.com in the text box and follow the instructions from there. Please note that since we don't provide email hosting, you'll need to set up email separately with a third-party email provider:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/add-email/

    It looks like your furnituresalad.ca domain mapping is pointing to a different site than the one above - mollysfurnituresalad.wordpress.com, not furnituresalad.wordpress.com. If you no longer want the domain furnituresalad.ca mapped to any sites, just let me know and I can either cancel it, or change the mapping to furnituresalad.com instead. If you opt to go the second route, we should only make the switch once you get your name servers and email sorted out, following the above instructions.

    Just let me know how you'd like to proceed.

  3. thank you, and one more question, where do I find my FTP credentials, I'm not sure what's my hostname and FTP username and password. How do I get the staff to email those info to me?

    thanks.

  4. Hi there, there are no FTP credentials with WordPress.com sites, because you never need to interact with the server directly. Only self-hosted WordPress.org sites have FTP access. To learn more about the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org, feel free to have look at this:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/ftp-access/

  5. I'm all confused by the .com and .org thing, so is there a way I can switch over to a self-hosted WordPress.org site so that I can have access to FTP? How do I setup a WordPress.org site?

    all I'm trying to do is to upload my html website onto wordpress, is that possible? I have my site made in dreamweaver.

  6. Here is some information about WordPress.org for those who are new to it:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/New_To_WordPress_-_Where_to_Start

    all I'm trying to do is to upload my html website onto wordpress, is that possible? I have my site made in dreamweaver.

    You can't simply upload a static site made in Dreamweaver to WordPress since WordPress is a database-driven content-management system that needs its files in a special format, with certain specific code on them. Those files form what's called the "theme." If you'd like to learn how to convert your site into a WordPress theme, it's possible to do - here's a starting point about WordPress theme development:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Development

    Or, you can use one of the many ready-made WordPress themes and adapt it to your liking.

    If you have further questions about WordPress.org, please feel free to explore or ask for help in the support forums over there:

    http://wordpress.org/support/

    Good luck!

  7. can you cancel the mapping so that furnituresalad.com doesn't get automatically redirected to furnituresalad.ca again as what it is doing now? so that they can each point to a different site

    thank you!

  8. It looks like the forwarding of furnituresalad.com to furnituresalad.ca is not coming from a WordPress.com domain-mapping upgrade, but instead from a setting at your end, perhaps through a forwarding service offered by your domain registrar. I suggest starting off by logging into your domain registrar's control panel and seeing if you have some forwarding set up there. Here are that domain's current settings:

    Domain Name: furnituresalad.com
    Registrar: WEBNAMES.CA INC
    Whois Server: whois.webnames.ca
    Referral URL: http://www.webnames.ca
    Name Server: ns1.meganameservers.com
    Name Server: ns3.meganameservers.com
    Name Server: ns2.meganameservers.com

    Let me know how it goes.

  9. My apologies - it looks like my own reply had been inadvertently flagged as spam and wasn't published. Sorry for any confusion.

  10. I want my mollysfurnituresalad.wordpress.com blog to map to furnituresalad.ca only, not furnituresalad.com. I don't want the url redirection. Is it something that I should change from my domain host, or is it something that you can do to cancel it for me?

    I've already done step 1, changing the name servers for furnituresalad.com to point to WordPress.

  11. I'll look into that, thank you.

  12. The instructions I initially gave far above under your original post were to map furnituresalad.com to your WordPress.com site, which I now understand is not what you're trying to do.

    You'll need to log into your domain registrar to deactivate any domain forwarding that may be set up there, which is pointing furnituresalad.com to furnituresalad.ca.

    Let me know how it goes.

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