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Mapping my blog with a domain I bought previously

  1. Hi guys,
    I previously used blogger/blogspot to purchase a domain name which is from enom, and now that I've made another blog form WP. I'd like to remap my domain http://www.bakanohito.com to my WP blog. On the WP instructions, I'm told to map my nameserver to ns1.wordpress.com(and so on) . But being a moron at this, I'm totally lost at what to do. in eNom's Domain Manager settings, i've removed the @ records pointing to some ip to 72.233.69.14,76.74.159.137 and 64.34.177.159 under record type A(Address). Then cName points to ns1.wordpress.com. with the host name www.

    Am I doing it right?

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

  2. Now when i'm in WP's domain upgrade, i get this error message.

    Currently the nameservers for this domain appear to be:

    98.124.192.1
    98.124.197.1
    98.124.193.1
    98.124.194.1
    98.124.196.1
    Using the DNS tools provided by your domain registrar, remove any existing nameservers and add the following:

    NS1.WORDPRESS.COM
    NS2.WORDPRESS.COM
    NS3.WORDPRESS.COM

  3. Now when i've changed my enom manager DNS settings to
    Domain Name Server 1: ns2.wordpress.com (i put this to 1 and it changes to ns2 for some reason)
    Domain Name Server 2: ns1.wordpress.com
    Domain Name Server 3: ns3.wordpress.com

    And then i proceeded to WP's domain management, then i got to the next page, but WP charges $12 a year for mapping it. Do I have to pay the $12 yearly in addition to my $10 i pay to google already every year? Or have I done something wrong somewhere?
    Can someone please help?

  4. Yes you will need to pay for the additional mapping.

  5. Ah, that clears things up. Thanks for your swift reply =]
    So it's financially better if i had started out with WP and bought a domain there with the mapping.

    Google apps + domain = $10
    Enom mapping = $12

    So i'm out $5 because it's only $17 for a WP created domain. =/

    If i let my Gapps(enom) bought domain to expire next year, am I able to repurchase the domain through WP and still maintain my emails? Or am I just stuck with enom if I want to retain my emails?

  6. WordPress.COM is not able to accept incoming domain transfers. DON'T let your domain registration expire EVER!!! If it expires it will sit in limbo for a while (up to two months I think - depends on the registrar ) some registrars will grab the domain and squat on it and it will cost you a lot of money to get it back - there are also companies that just buy up expired domains. In the mean time your site has no address and all your visitors and people that come to your site regularly will go away and you will start over at ZERO VISITORS -

    There are other low cost registrars if you want to save a few bucks. I have used Name Cheap but that is only for two names and one year and so far so good.

    WordPress.COM does not offer email at this time but you can use another mail host (I use my old host for my mail, yes I pay for it at a reduced rate) - Google Apps also will do email - they have one option that is free.

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