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How to map my WP domain to my domain?

  1. I have registered los-angeles-hair.com through wordpress and had my site originally hosted there. I have now moved off hosted WP and have a WP instanced installed at blog.mydomain.com. How do I keep this domain name but have it point to blog.mydomain.com. I tried the redirect feature (301) but that doesn't keep the domain name in the browser so that's not what I'm looking for.

    I think I need to CNAME losangeleshair.wordpress.com to blog.mydomain.com but I don't know how to set that up. I want it so that my users will still see los-angeles-hair.com in the browser URL and NEVER see blog.mydomain.com.

    thanks!

    The blog I need help with is lablog.topkudos.com.

  2. I'm not 100% clear about your end goal. Based on what you wrote above, I think you would like to map blog.los-angeles-hair.com to losangeleshair.wordpress.com and you would like to redirect los-angeles-hair.com traffic to blog.los-angeles-hair.com. Is that correct?

    If you wanted to do something else with los-angeles-hair.com then you would set it up a lot differently than if you want to keep los-angeles-hair.com and blog.los-angeles-hair.com for the same WordPress.com blog like I mentioned above.

  3. no, that is not correct.

    End goal - have los-angeles-hair.com point to a WP hosted on blog.mydomain.com. The user never sees blog.mydomain.com in the URL. I *think* the only way to achieve this is CNAMEing over to blog.mydomain.com. Can I modify the DNS of the domain I purchased through wordpress.com?

    If CNAME is not an option, what else can I do?

  4. It's hard to tell what you're referring to. If blog.mydomain.com is a blog here at WordPress.com, you just need to map los-angeles-hair.com to it following this guide: http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/map-existing-domain/

    If blog.mydomain.com is a self-hosted blog, you'll need to work that out with your hosting provider.

  5. What is there to work out with my hosting provider.? I purchased the domain name through WP and I want WP to point (CNAME) to my hosting provider. How do I do that?

  6. Sorry for misunderstanding!

    You'll need to get the values from your hosting provider, then you can set that up in your Custom DNS panel: http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/custom-dns/

  7. thanks! so if I want to CNAME to http://www.mydomain.com, what does the record look like?

    CNAME <subdomain> <host>.

    CNAME http://www.mydomain.com.

    ?

  8. or would it be

    CNAME www mydomain.com.

    thanks!

  9. Exactly that. ^^

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