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  1. Hi,

    I originally built my website on WordPress, but have decided to switch to Weebly. I need my domain name moved from WordPress to Weebly.

    I need to point my domain to their servers. Can you set this up for me or walk me through the process of making these changes? I need to create A-Records for "www" and for my root domain. That's one record for "www" pointing to 199.34.228.100. And one record for the root domain pointing to 199.34.228.100.

    If you need more info on these changes, please see:
    http://kb.weebly.com/domain-registrar.html

    Note that I want to keep using you as my domain registrar. I am not requesting a transfer and do not have new name servers to provide you.

    My domain is : http://www.dandelionphotographybyjess.com

    Thank you for your help...

    The blog I need help with is dandelionphotographybyjess.com.

  2. I really need someone to help me with this...I'm in desperate need to get my new website on Weebly up and running. Please help!

  3. Hi there,

    As mentioned on our Support Document regarding Custom DNS:

    Note: that you cannot add an A record for a root level domain such as mydomain.com through the WordPress.com Custom DNS editor. You must use another DNS hosting provider if you want to do that.

    Since you want to add a record for the root domain, you won't be able to through our interface. You'll need to transfer your domain name elsewhere, as explained in Transfer a domain to another registrar.

    If you need any help with that, please let me know!

  4. I'm sorry, jfrazier, I was mistaken in my earlier response to you. If you'd like, I can take care of this for you. Do you still want me to do so?

  5. Yes please, thank you! :) This change to where the domain points to shouldn't effect my email addresses through Google Apps, right?

  6. Hi jfrazier,

    I noticed that a colleague of mine did some of the changes for you already, but not the email changes. I have just done those for you now. If you have any issues with the site or the email, let me know and I'll look into it for you

  7. Hello!

    I am also interested in this change I have built my website on wordpress, but am now interested in moving my domain name to Weebly. The information is the same that jfrazier wrote:

    I created a website with Weebly and need to point my domain to their servers. Can you set this up for me or walk me through the process of making these changes? I need to create A-Records for "www" and for my root domain. That's one record for "www" pointing to 199.34.228.100. And one record for the root domain pointing to 199.34.228.100.

    If you need more info on these changes, please see:

    http://kb.weebly.com/domain-registrar.html

    Note that I want to keep using you as my domain registrar. I am not requesting a transfer and do not have new name servers to provide you.

    The domain is http://www.atlanticmasonryandtile.com

    Thanks so much!

  8. I have seen this done on this thread which is now closed: null

    Please help!

    Thank you so much!

  9. Hi Atlantic Masonry,

    I apologize for the delay in getting back to you. Do you still need asistance with this?

  10. Yes please!! Thank you!

  11. atlanticmasonry, your A record has been successfully updated.

    When a domain is registered or altered, there is a process called propagation, where information about the domain name is passed to internet service providers all over the world. This process can take up to 72 hours (though usually much less). During that time, you may also receive a warning message in your browser about "redirect errors". Unfortunately, we have no control over this as it all depends on how often your internet service provider updates their records. Please rest assured that everything is proceeding normally with your domain.

    If you still have trouble viewing the site after 72 hours has passed, please try clearing your browser's cache and cookies:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/browser-issues/#clear-your-cache-and-cookies

    If that doesn't work, try clearing your local DNS cache:
    http://www.opendns.com/support/article/68

  12. Great thank you. Will this affect my email through Google apps? It uses my domain name.

  13. It shouldn't, I made sure to carry those settings over for you.

  14. Great! Thanks so much for your help... the new site is already active!

  15. You're welcome!

  16. Hi,

    I originally built my website on WordPress, but have decided to switch to Weebly. I need my domain name moved from WordPress to Weebly.

    Please can you help me make the transfer?

    Thank you!

  17. You can transfer your domain name following this guide: http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/transfer-domain-registration/

  18. Thanks, I've followed those instructions and received the authorisation code by email, but I don't know what to do next... Weebly is asking for information that is not contained in that email, it's saying I need "I need to create A-Records for "www" and for my root domain. That's one record for "www" pointing to 199.34.228.59. And one record for the root domain pointing to 199.34.228.59. "

    Where do I get this information?

    Thanks!

  19. Ok, that's a bit different than transferring.

    Is http://flipantiques.com/ the domain you're referring to?

  20. Thanks for your note - yes it is. I am happy to have WordPress host the site, but would like to use Weebly as my web builder. If that's possible, let's do that. Otherwise, I'd like to change the host and web building to Weebly. Please let me know which is easier. Thanks again.

  21. WordPress.com is just a blogging platform, not a hosting provider, so you can't build a site here with an external tool.

    Your A record has been successfully updated.

    When a domain is registered or altered, there is a process called propagation, where information about the domain name is passed to internet service providers all over the world. This process can take up to 72 hours (though usually much less). During that time, you may also receive a warning message in your browser about "redirect errors". Unfortunately, we have no control over this as it all depends on how often your internet service provider updates their records. Please rest assured that everything is proceeding normally with your domain.

    If you still have trouble viewing the site after 72 hours has passed, please try clearing your browser's cache and cookies: http://en.support.wordpress.com/browser-issues/#clear-your-cache-and-cookies

    If that doesn't work, try clearing your local DNS cache: http://www.opendns.com/support/article/68

  22. HI there, thanks for your email, none of which makes any sense to me, so can we go back to my previous post and can you please advise how to get this information:

    Thanks, I've followed those instructions and received the authorisation code by email, but I don't know what to do next... Weebly is asking for information that is not contained in that email, it's saying I need "I need to create A-Records for "www" and for my root domain. That's one record for "www" pointing to 199.34.228.59. And one record for the root domain pointing to 199.34.228.59. "

    Where do I get this information?

    Thanks very much.

  23. alisoncoggins, in my last reply, I mentioned that I already did that for you.

  24. HI MacManx, that's kind thank you; I'm sorry, but I'm completely lost (I'm a complete beginner), because when I try to use my domain name on Weebly, it tells me that it's registered elsewhere... Are you telling me I just have to keep checking over the next 72 hours and eventually it will become available on Weebly? Thanks & regards!

  25. Exactly, when a domain is registered or altered, there is a process called propagation, where information about the domain name is passed to internet service providers all over the world. This process can take up to 72 hours (though usually much less). During that time, you may also receive a warning message in your browser about "redirect errors". Unfortunately, we have no control over this as it all depends on how often your internet service provider updates their records. Please rest assured that everything is proceeding normally with your domain.

    If you still have trouble viewing the site after 72 hours has passed, please try clearing your browser's cache and cookies: http://en.support.wordpress.com/browser-issues/#clear-your-cache-and-cookies

    If that doesn't work, try clearing your local DNS cache: http://www.opendns.com/support/article/68

  26. Great, thank you for your help, much appreciated!

  27. You're welcome!

  28. Hi MacManx,
    I've done what you suggested I do above - ie waited 72 hours, still not able to view site, have cleared cache & cookies and cleared DNS cache; still can't see site; please can you advise what I should do now.
    Thanks & regards,
    AC

  29. At http://www.dandelionphotographybyjess.com/ here's what I see: http://d.pr/i/fj1j/5WnZ4omz

    If clearing your browser and DNS cache made no difference, I recommend resetting your modem and/or router.

  30. Hi MacManx, That's not my website, I'm http://www.flipantiques.com - thanks. Best, AC

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