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Mapping a domain

  1. I'm planning on canceling my website with yahoo, and my domain name, in order to get it through wordpress. If i purchase a domain through wordpress, do I also have to pay for the domain mapping ? I also need clarification on how i would get my current blog to be my website ? Thanks !

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

  2. yes you do have to pay for the domain mapping:

    Domain name registration plus domain mapping costs $17.00 ($12.00 for mapping, $5 for registration) per year, per domain. There's also another $8 if you want your domain to remain private.

  3. You don't want to cancel the domain with your current registrar - you want to change the name servers to point to WordPress.COM - if you cancel your domain someone else can pick it up and squat on it until you pay them a lot of money - WordPress.COM is not set up to accept a domain transfer into their system - you NEVER want to loose control of your domain - I have know some people that have had that happen and it was very ugly - I have seen several people in the .COM & .ORG forums that had their domain names scooped up and their traffic was sent to another site -

    If you don't like your current registrar then move the name to another registrar

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