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Mapping to a subdomain bought from WordPress

  1. Hi people,

    Sorry if that question has been answered before, but I couldn't find anything that fitted my question exactly.

    I just started setting up my website, and I bought a domain lastname.com via the WordPress interface. Everything went well, and the mapping works fine, but I've just decided that I'd prefer my site address to be at firstname.lastname.com

    If I type firstname.lastname.com in my browser, I am redirected to my website, but the address changes itself to lastname.com in the browser. Is there anyway I could keep it appearing as firstname.lastname.com? I don't seem to be able to modify my mapping, which I find disturbing because I want to point to a subdomain on the same domain. Is there anyway I can do this without buying an additional mapping?

    I've tried updating the DNS records with "CNAME firstname lastname.com." which didn't change anything.

    You will probably have guessed by now that I know nothing about all of this, so thanks for your help!

    Julien

    The blog I need help with is chichignoud.com.

  2. You will have to change your mapping here and add a CNAME record for the subdomain.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/map-subdomain/#instructions-for-mapping-subdomains

    CNAME records are covered here.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/custom-dns/

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