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Moving from wordpress.com to wordpress.org with WordPress domain

  1. Hi, I purchased a domain from wordpress.com and a hosting service so that I could create a BRAND NEW wordpress.org blog with the new domain. My hosting account is all set up, but I am unable to disassociate my OLD wordpress.com blog from the new domain name so that I may start from scratch with a new wordpress.org blog. I have already successfully installed wordpress.org through my hosting service, but when I go to wp-admin, it redirects me to wordpress.com. I am not interested in purchasing the "guided transfer" because I am starting an entirely different blog with wordpress.org, but this is proving to be impossible. It almost seems like it is set up this way so that you have to purchase the guided transfer or you are stuck with your wordpress.com blog if you were naive enough (like myself) to purchase a domain through wordpress.com thinking I could easily use it for a wordpress.org blog. I even tried to delete the wordpress.com blog altogether, but can't because then I will not be able to access the domain manager. This is frustrating!!!!!

    The blog I need help with is sick-sad-world.com.

  2. All you need to do is update the domain's nameservers to point to your hosting provider by following this guide: http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/domain-management/#update-nameservers

    After 60 days from the date of purchase, renewal, or nameserver change, you may also transfer your domain to another registrar: http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/domain-management/#transfer-to-another-registrar

  3. Wow, that was quick! I have already updated the nameservers to point to my hosting provider. Through my dashboard-domain control center it does reflect the new nameservers, but maybe the changes haven't registered yet? I've received the confirmation e-mail. I submitted a request to cancel my domain, but if I can make this work, I don't want to! Thanks for your help :)

  4. Your domain is properly directed to GoDaddy: http://whois.domaintools.com/sick-sad-world.com

    It can take domain changes up to 72 hours (though usually much less) to propagate to your ISP. Unfortunately, we have no control over this as it all depends on how often your ISP refreshes their DNS cache.

  5. Thanks so much for your unbelievably quick help!!!

  6. You're welcome!

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