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  1. Hello, I am an indie recording artist/designer and blogger from cleveland, interested in starting a blog/website through wordpress to promote my music. I purchased a domain name through go daddy in july, " http://www.freshyramone.com and I was looking forward to linking it through wordpress to connect it with the site, however I didnt intend to start the blog this soon. I was only looking to sample the free features for the night and come back in a few weeks when I have a custom website layout created to begin my site using the pro features. I thought that if I made a practice one, id be able to delete it when I felt like it. Now it seems as if I have to keep my name linked with an unfinished site that is most likely published. Is there any way I can cancel my free account completely but still use my domain later on when I decide to create the site professionally?
    Blog url: http://freshyramone.wordpress.com/

  2. I purchased a domain name through go daddy in july, " http://www.freshyramone.com and I was looking forward to linking it through wordpress to connect it with the site,

    Your domain hasn't been connected to your current WordPress.com site but points to a "parked domain" page hosted by GoDaddy. So right now they are two entirely separate entities.

    If you want you can make your WordPress.com site "Private" until it's ready for public viewing, you can do so under the Reading>Privacy settings. See: http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/privacy-settings/

    But,

    ... and come back in a few weeks when I have a custom website layout created to begin my site using the pro features.

    Let's be clear here. No upgrade on WordPress.com will give you the ability to upload such a theme. You can use any of the 200+ themes available on WordPress.com (which you can see here http://theme.wordpress.com/ ) and use the annually renewable Custom Design upgrade (part of the "Pro" package) to customize the CSS, fonts and colors of that theme.

    You might want to read this Support doc for clarity on the differences between WordPress.com (the hosted version where we are) and the standalone WordPress software, to help you decide where you want to set up your site. http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

  3. Thanks so much for your help "justjennifer"

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