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When does my new domain become available?

  1. I set up my blog in wordpress.com. I then did the online pay $15 to use wordsbybob.com instead of wordsbybob.wordpress.com.
    Does it take some time before this is available? I got the PayPal email that I had used 15 credits or dollars.

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

  2. Did you follow all the steps in the instructions?

  3. Hi,

    It looks like you've purchased credits but haven't yet used them to buy the upgrade. Visit the Upgrades / Domains tab of your dashboard, type in the domain name you'd like, and follow the prompts from there.

    It can take a little while before a new domain name works everywhere due to DNS propagation delays. Usually that's only a few hours, often less, occasionally longer.

  4. I just purchased the domain name upgrade and I have read about teh fact it may take a while for propagation. So does the fact that when I type in my domain name it goes to my wordpress site with ".wordpress" still there mean I am on the right track just need to wait for it to reconcile?

  5. You just need to wait.

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