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Want my domain to be my blog, not just redirect to it

  1. Hi there,

    I am extremely confused. I purchased domain mapping and got it all set up, but whats happening is not what I want it to. I want to type in osswa.ca and see my blog right away without being redirected to my blog's original site. Is that possible?

    My blog was set up at ontariosswa.wordpress.com, but I also owned osswa.ca. I had a site running on it (set up before I took on this business), but I knew nothing about dreamweaver or coding and wanted to completely overhaul the look and content of the site.

    After domain mapping (which I thought was the answer), what is happening is that osswa.ca leads to my old site (same as before) and now ontariosswa.wordpress.com redirects to my old site as well. I also do not want osswa.ca to redirect to ontariosswa.wordpress.com. Simply, I want to type in osswa.ca and see my new blog that I created not my old site.

    I don't know if that makes sense or if that is even possible. Fingers crossed that it is! Anyone that can give me some advice, I would greatly, greatly appreciate it.

    Thank you so much!

    The blog I need help with is osswa.ca.

  2. You have to change the nameservers as well as buy the upgrade. You need to point them at your WP.com blog following these instructions: http://en.support.wordpress.com/add-a-domain/

  3. I changed my nameservers and already bought the upgrade. It is set up, but still not doing what I would like it to.

  4. What did you change your nameservers to? And how long has it been? It can take up to 72 hours for the DNS to settle down once things have been changed.

  5. http://osswa.ca/ is directing correctly for me as per http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/map-existing-domain/

    Have 72 hours passed yet?
    Dashboard > Store > My Upgrades is where you do the primary blog set up knowing it can take between 24 - 72 hours for domain name propagation to take place throughout the internet. You can view the DNS changes here > http://www.whatsmydns.net/ What's important during that stage is to be patient.

  6. @raincoaster
    sorry about the overlap - I'm out of here.

  7. Thanks so much guys.

    I changed the name servers this morning to:
    NS1.wordpress.com
    NS2.wordpress.com
    NS3.wordpress.com

    Maybe that is the issue, that I did not wait 72 hours.

    WordPress.com recognized that my DNS were directing to WordPress correctly.

    Interestingly, I just noticed on my phone (which is connected to 3G) I get the proper website - exactly what I want. Any device connected to my wifi gets the old site. Possibly that is why timethief could see my new site as well. Is that common? Is that evidence that the DNS is still propagating?

  8. Yes, it's common and yes, it's evidence the DNS is still propagating.

  9. Perfect! Thank you so much raincoaster!

    I will write in a few days if I am still having troubles.

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