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  1. I'm thinking of purchasing the domain name so the the ".wordpress." drops off my address. What will that do if people have ohanahappyhour.wordpress.com bookmarked or if I have links to that? Will they automatically go to ohanahappyhour.com? Will my subscribers and followers be able to find me?

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

  2. Will they automatically go to ohanahappyhour.com? Will my subscribers and followers be able to find me?

    Yes. In fact that's what domain mapping does ie. it creates a seamless redirection
    from all the .wordpress.com URLs to the new domain URLs. When the original URLs are clicked anywhere on the internet there is a seamless redirect to the same content under the new domain URLs. Read more here > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2012/04/02/do-i-need-a-domain/

    For domain mapping instructions see here please http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/

    After you make the domain mapping purchase here > Dashboard > Store > My Upgrades and do the primary blog set up 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.

  3. Thank you so much!

  4. You're welcome. :)

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    Hello timethief, if I start using the domain mapping upgrade, will all of the cumulative stats on my wordpress blog remain, or will they all be set to zero, as would be the case with 'tweet' counts on blog posts and pages?

    I think it's time to drop the .wordpress - but I don't want to lose my visitor stats.

    Thanks

  6. All the cumulative WordPress stats remain. The social shares disappear. Seriously, don't give it a second thought. Buying your own domain is NEVER the wrong decision.

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