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  1. @kardotim Yep, already created a new one and wanted to link my domain name to the new one, hence why i asked the question of how to remove the link to the old one once it has been deleted. Thanks

  2. @kardotim What appears to be happening now is that the old blog at WordPress.org has "taken over" the new one at WordPress.com. When I type in [email redacted], I get re-directed to brooklynbackstretch.com.

    What should be happening is that brooklynbackstretch.com takes me to the .com site, not the .org site.

  3. Hi,

    What's the use of DNS Records.... such as: A, MX, NS, CNAME? what is the right to choose...

  4. Hi,

    when I checked "MY DOMAINS".. I HAVE 2 DOMAINS, "Statisticsdoctor.com", and "wwwdotstatisticsdotcom.wordpress.com"..

    1. are these 2 the same?
    2. can I maintain only one? or this is fine.
    3. when I update, modify, post articles either of these 2 domains, is it automatically applies to other domain. Say, if I did modifications or post an article to statisticsdoctor.com, is it automatic that the content of "wwwdotstatisticsdotcom.wordpress.com" will also change?

  5. @blacksheepstudioswa I see. The expired domain mapping has been removed now. Feel free to purchase a new domain mapping upgrade if you want to. You can do this at Store -> My Domains on your blog's dashboard.

    @tgenaro

    What should be happening is that brooklynbackstretch.com takes me to the .com site, not the .org site.

    It should do that now, if not then please follow these instructions.

    @ultramodern9 there was still an old linked blog on your account, I've just removed this for you. Statisticsdoctor.com redirects to wwwdotstatisticsdotcom.wordpress.com. They both go to the same site. You can keep maintaining it at http://statisticsdoctor.com/wp-admin

  6. @Kardotim,

    you mean to say. I will just going to maintain and edit my website to http://statisticsdoctor.com/wp-admin

  7. @kardotim-- Thanks for the response. I've cleared the cache multiple times and still no good. At least now, tgenaro.wordpress.com points to the right site; last night, it went, inexplicably, to the old .org site.

    But brooklynbackstretch.com still brings up the old .org site. Thanks for the suggestions.

  8. @tgenaro I suggest to wait for a little longer. DNS changes can take up to 48 hours before they are fully propagated.

    @ultramodern9 correct :)

  9. @kardotim. Ok. Thank you very much.

  10. @kardotim Thank you, will give it another try today :)

  11. @kardotim. Thank you for your help so far, and it seems that the propagation is complete and successful, and I appreciate your help.

    I have not so far been able to re-map my e-mail, though, which uses the same domain. I haven't been able to find any useful information online about it or in your forums. Currently, my e-mail is being forwarded, but that can't work as a permanent solution.

    Any advice you have would be appreciated. Thank you.

  12. @tgenaro The e-mail forwarding solution is pretty useful because gmail allows you to set a different sent address: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/22370?hl=en

    If you already have e-mail hosting then you can follow the instructions here: http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/add-email/add-other-email/

  13. Thanks, @kardotim. I've done all that, at least to the extent of my ability. Is it possible that the blog domain is propagated before e-mail and this is just a matter of timing? It's been days since that was set up. Thank you again.

  14. @tgenaro I made a minor change in your record, it should be fixed now. It might take a little while to propagate, but usually this change goes faster.

  15. Thank you very much. I changed the records several times, but none seem to have worked. I appreciate your help very much.

  16. @kardotim -- Did you turn off the e-mail forwarding to my other e-mail account? Will turning it back on affect adversely the propagation? Thanks.

  17. @tgenaro it had to be turned off because otherwise the new MX records didn't go through. It seems the propagation is done: https://www.whatsmydns.net/#MX/brooklynbackstretch.com

    It won't be long before everything is back to normal for you again :) Thank you for your patience.

  18. Sorry to be back so quickly, @kardotim, but whatever you did turned off forwarding, which means that I don't have access to any e-mail at all. Is that what is supposed to happen? I tried to set up forwarding & got this message:

    "This domain currently has custom mail servers defined in its DNS settings. This means that WordPress.com Email Forwarding is not available for this domain, and that you should manage your email with your email provider."

  19. @kardotim. OK. Thanks. Sorry for all the messages, but feels like everything I tried had an unexpected consequence that I didn't understand.

  20. @tgenaro if you go to https://tgenaro.wordpress.com/wp-admin/paid-upgrades.php?page=domains and click on 'Edit domain' you see that Google's e-mail servers are set, like you had before. I assume that's what you wanted? Can you confirm that's your e-mail host?

    The e-mail forwarding shouldn't be enabled when you're using a different e-mail host (like Google's).

  21. @kardotim Hello, back again, I'm still getting the same problem, the re-direct still sends me to the old wordpress site. I've tried to buy the new re-mapping but get the same error message 'The domain name you entered is already mapped to a WordPress.com blog' any ideas? i tried to change the DNS to the wordpress one, no difference.

  22. @blacksheepstudioswa You should be able to purchase the domain mapping upgrade for it now. Let me know how it goes.

  23. @Kardotim,

    Can you help me remove all ads in my account.

  24. @ultramodern9
    Your post is completely off-topic for this thread but I will answer it. In the future create your own threads p[lease rather than tagging into a thread and posting off-topic in it.

    The only way to remove advertising from your blog that WordPress.com places there is to purchase an annually renewable No-Ads Upgrade.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/my-upgrades/

  25. @ultramodern9
    Now that I have visited your blog and I see that your need to edit posts and remove advertising in them here's the link for doing that.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/edit-posts-screen/

    Here's what gets a WordPress.com hosted blog suspended:
    http://wordpress.com/types-of-blogs/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/advertising/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/affiliate-links/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/suspended-blogs/
    http://en.wordpress.com/tos/

  26. Hello, Can you please update my domain mapping so that my domain pepperhands.com maps to pepperhands.wordpress.com instead of aimlessmutterings.wordpress.com? Thanks!!

  27. @nicscurry I've just changed this for you. If it doesn't work on your end, try clearing out your cache and cookies using this guide: http://en.support.wordpress.com/browser-issues/#clear-your-cache-and-cookies

    Feel free to contact us if you have any other questions.

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