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Moved .com hosted site to self hosted. Should I delete the .com?

  1. pattayawebservices
    Member

    Hello,

    I started a blog on wordpress.com a few weeks ago and finally got round to setting up a self-hosted website. I've completed the necessary redirect and paid the re-direct fee. I'm wondering if I should now delete the original .com hosted site or remove all of the posts and pages at least. Once the redirect has finished in a years time I can't see the need to do anything with this account on WP.com. My concern is that after the re-direct expires in a years time the wp.com site will reappear in search as a duplicate site with duplicate content.

    Thanks

    The blog I need help with is pattaya-web-services.com.

  2. To permanently delete your blog, please follow this guide:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/delete-blog/

    Please read the warnings and advice before deleting a blog. We can't revert blog deletion for any reason.

    If you want to temporarily hide your blog instead, please use privacy option so only you and logged-in members of the blog can view it.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/privacy-settings/

  3. Setting your old site to "Private" should take care of all your concerns and the site will still be there if you want to use it again in the future for some other thing.

    Private means nobody that is not a member can see any content.

    Once deleted the name is GONE FOREVER!

    Two people a week at least drop by "I want my old blog name back" and no can be done.

    Redirect and set to Private is the safe way.

  4. pattayawebservices
    Member

    Hello auxclass and kardotim

    Thanks very much. Private seems to be the way to go. I doubt I'll use that blog again but hey, you never know.

    Thanks for taking the time to respond.

    John

  5. Anytime!

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