Hi, there. I'm trying to figure out how to correctly map the domain name I have on bravenet.com to wordpress.com. I've paid the $13 mapping fee, but to be frank, this isn't the most user-friendly setup you've got here. I know basic html code, and this is talking about DNS managment--I have no idea what this is.
The instructions talk about updating my domain's name server on bravenet.com; what is that? On the "edit DNS" on my dashboard, there's just this big textblock for me to enter data--why don't you have a form set up where you can put in the individual pieces--MX, TXT, CNAME, SRV, etc--so users aren't scratching their heads, trying to figure out what should go where? And what am I supposed to do if my TXT records are over the character limit? The support page gives this summarized "create a CNAME on an alternate domain"...what the heck does that even mean??? There's no addition instructions, there's no link to a page that explains what to do...where is the support page for this???
This whole process has become extremely frustrating, and this coming from someone who used to build websites on notepad before Dreamweaver and other web-building programs became available.
I have read the your "Custom DNS" page and your "Map an Existing Domain" page several times, and it's just left me shaking my head. Can you please stop pretending I'm a programmer, and just dumb this down for me? Step-by-step, just tell me what to do, what to type and where to put it. Thank you.
The blog I need help with is erinjensen.wordpress.com.