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I want to change my domain name?

  1. ibelieveinsugar
    Member

    I want to delete the current domain and replace it with a new one and it will be ibelieveinsugar.com

    Thank you.

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

  2. You do not delete the .wordpress.com blog or you will have not URL to domain map from to the domain URL.

    There is no domain mapping upgrade for ibelieveinsugar.com. If you would like to use this domain you will first need to set up domain mapping properly by entering the correct URL and designating the correct primary blog URL.

    In order to map to a domain one must have an underlying .wordpress.com subdomain blog to map from. If you have registered a .wordpress.com blog you log in as Admin under the exact same username account that registered the blog and purchase a domain name by purchasing an annually renewable domain mapping upgrade for the blog.

    See here for mapping an existing domain that you already own http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/map-existing-domain/

    Dashboard > Store > My Upgrades is where you do the primary blog set up knowing it can take between 24 - 72 hours for domain name propagation to take place throughout the internet. You can view the DNS changes here > http://www.whatsmydns.net/ What's important during that stage is to be patient.

    P.S. I'll tag this thread for a Staff follow-up. Please subscribe to the thread so you are notified when they respond and please be patient while waiting.

  3. Hi M - To register the domain, please go here: https://mireyapizarro.wordpress.com/wp-admin/paid-upgrades.php?page=domains

    There, please follow these instructions to register the domain: http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/register-domain/#instructions-for-registering-a-new-domain-for-your-blog

    As Timethief explained, you'll buy the new domain for your existing blog and it will then be your primary address, so there's no need to delete anything to do this.

  4. ibelieveinsugar
    Member

    The only way I can get a new domain is buying one right? I don't understand all the mapping so easy words please. thank you for all the help I do appreciate it!

  5. The top level domain here is wordpress.com
    All free hosted wordpress.com blogs are on sub-domains.
    This is your blog on a wordpress.com sub-domain http://mireyapizarro.wordpress.com/
    Do you understand that?

    In order to map to a domain one must have an underlying .wordpress.com subdomain blog to map from. If you have registered a .wordpress.com blog you log in as Admin under the exact same username account that registered the blog and purchase a domain name by purchasing an annually renewable domain mapping upgrade for the blog.

  6. Hi M - Yes, Timethief's explanation is correct, and you are also correct that you have to buy one. If you buy one from us, the mapping is automatic, so you don't have to do anything but enter the domain name you want here and follow the payment instructions: https://mireyapizarro.wordpress.com/wp-admin/paid-upgrades.php?page=domains

    Let me know if you have trouble.

  7. ibelieveinsugar
    Member

    thanks I get it.

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