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transfer of domain to wordpress blog

  1. I want to transfer a domain name to my wordpress blog - do I need to have Pro before I can do this? With my other blog I simply upgraded and bought the domain name through wordpress. With this one I wish to close down an old website (walkerscyclingclub.com) which is currently on freevirtualservers and transfer its name over to the walkerscyclingclub.wordpress.com one.

    Can I also check that upgrading to Pro still means the blog is on wordpress.com and not wordpress.org? I am confident this is the case but it does no harm to check.

    Many thanks.

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

  2. You don't need the pro upgrade, you can buy domain mapping separately. The pro bundle is good value if you use most of what it gives (custom CSS, domain mapping, video upgrade, no adds and extra storage I think), but if you only need domain mapping then its cheapest to just buy that.

  3. Can I just check what domain mapping actually does as I was under the impression it was a way of pointing an older website at the wordpress one. Would that not mean that the old website has to still exist? Or am I mistaken in that? My preference is to close the old website down - presumably that then frees up the domain name anyway and I can just do what I did for my other blog.

  4. The old website does not exist - I have domain mapping for my blog and as soon as you point the nameservers to Wordpess and set up the mapping the domain "becomes" the WordPress.com blog.

    The old "something.wordpress.com" still exists, for example you can still access my blog via a http://westernhindu.wordpress.com link as well as http://western-hindu.org/

  5. I'm sorry, but this all seems at odds with the following from the WordPress instructions on domain mapping.

    Quote: The domain mapping fee is not related to the domain registration costs – you will have to continue managing your domain with your current registrar. End Quote

    I read from this statement that I still have to pay freevirtualservers for the domain name as well as paying for the annual mapping fee on WordPress. Is that an accurate interpretation?

    And would I not be simpler just shutting down the old website so the domain name becomes available?

  6. I read from this statement that I still have to pay freevirtualservers for the domain name as well as paying for the annual mapping fee on WordPress. Is that an accurate interpretation?

    Yes.

    And would I not be simpler just shutting down the old website so the domain name becomes available?

    No. If you let it go then the domain name belongs to the registrar and they can do as they wish with it. there's no guarantee that they will make ti available for purchase. Even if they did there's no guarantee someone else won't buy it before you can. There's a HUGE industry in domain name buying selling, auctioning and domain name squatting. Related link > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2012/01/30/omg-my-domain-name-expired/

  7. Update your domain’s name servers to the following:
    NS1.WORDPRESS.COM
    NS2.WORDPRESS.COM
    NS3.WORDPRESS.COM

    My current name server only has a Primary and Secondary - do I only use the first two up top or what?

  8. Yes, in fact any two will do. It would only make a difference in the unlikely event of two of the servers failing - you only have one backup

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