Need help? Check out our Support site, then


Mapping a subdomain to our WordPress.com blog?

  1. Our blog is at seeksift.wordpress.com and I want to create a mapping from blog.seeksift.com to seeksift.wordpress.com (we have seeksift.com registered to us already).

    I followed the instructions in the FAQ: I've already done the first part, i.e. I've created a CNAME entry for blog.seeksift.com to point to seeksift.wordpress.com.

    But when I went to do the second part, i.e. logged into WordPress, clicked Options > Domains and typed blog.seeksift.com into the box, I got this unexpected message:

    > Domain not registered.
    >
    > seeksift.com is available to be registered but we are unable to process new domain registrations at this time. You may register the domain elsewhere (e.g. GoDaddy.com) and then return to this page to complete the mapping, or just try again when registration is active. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

    The domain seeksift.com is *not* available, because we already have it registered.

    But why did I see that, when that's not what I was trying to do in the first place?

    Do I need to wait the 2, 3 days for the CNAME change to propagate across DNS first, before I try this, or is there something else wrong?

    I have the 10 credits needed for subdomain mapping.

    Has anyone else had this issue? I emailed support but got no reply...

  2. I'm getting exactly the same problem.

    Created the CNAME entry for the subdomain (which is redirecting to wordpress.com in my browser) but am getting the 'Domain not registered' error.

  3. Mark at WordPress support emailed me this morning (about 4 hours ago) and said the error was fixed.

    I tried it again just now and it worked.

  4. Worked for me too. Cheers Mark!

Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

About this Topic