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  1. dharmamitrajeff
    Member

    When I check my DNS with free DNS search services, and WordPress Support "Validate Domain" it states:"No Domain Mapping Found
    There is no domain mapping upgrade for dharmamitra.org. If you would like to use this domain you will first need to set up domain mapping."

    It is clear that my Domain Name is not registered. I bought the WordPress Upgrade Bundle in October 2012, partially because it explicitly states that it includes the Domain Name.
    Can you PLEASE Diagnose and Correct this Urgent Matter APAP.
    Truly,
    Dharmamitra Jeff STefani, Blogger http://dharmamitra.org

    The blog I need help with is dhamamitra.org.

  2. Did you configure the domain mapping when you bought the bundle?

  3. dharmamitrajeff
    Member

    There was nothing to configure, I went back through the same steps today (yesterday technically,) 3 months after setting up and blogging about 85 times, and I get traffic, but when I was trying to do some optimizing, I realized the domain wasn't registered, and WP lead me through the algorithm to "Contact Support". I ran through the algorithm twice. This is as far it's taken me.
    Perhaps I don't know what Configuring the Domain Mapping is. I just followed the instructions.

  4. dharmamitrajeff
    Member

    To Be clear: I Just Bought the DN Here, on WP Only, back in October, and there's no 3rd party or Redirecting, or Anything Complex to configure.
    I think that it's a WP Error.

  5. Did you buy the domain mapping upgrade, not just the domain itself? You need both.

  6. Buy the domain immediately! Now you have posted it there are unscrupulous people who will buy it and hold it to ransom for much more than the registration fee. I can see that it is available for purchase.

  7. dharmamitrajeff
    Member

    Ugh!! Okay, I appreciate both of your advice. What I really needed was instructions on how to get to the Mapping Upgrade.
    So, what I did is React in frustration to WPs Community Forum, since I couldn't get any yechnical support, and Raincoaster was correct, but didn't give me enough information to do anything with it. (I'm not saying anything other than I'm Ignorant, and I only follow the prompts given to me.
    So after reading Tandava, I went to GoDaddy, and Purchased the Domain for $8, then when I went back to WP I was able to find the Mapping Upgrade while trying to find a way to Redirect from GoDaddy, so I paid the ~$13 for the Mapping...which WP accepted, and that's What I WISH I WOULD HAVE DONE FIRST,
    So Just FYI, when dealing with NEWBIES and Non-Techies, it would REALLY HELP to Give Precise, step-by-step instruction, rather than just asking if I had it mapped, because I was under the Impression that the $100 Bundle would do it all, and wasn't asked for Site Mapping, to Own the URL, or else I would have.
    The $7 or $13 is irrelevant really, but now, I have to do more Technical Coding to Redirect from WP to GoDaddy, and it really Accomplished a GOOD THING, BUT FAR from the Simplest Method.
    So, any Advice On how to Link or Redirect my WP to my Blank GoDaddy URL??
    SPECIFICS, PLEASE?!
    I am Grateful to BOTH of You, You had WONDERFUL Intentions, and in the end, at least I'll have the DNS, I just wish I had Understood How to Locate the SIte Mapping, Before I started to have to look into Site Redirecting.

  8. Hi there - I'm very sorry for this confusion.

    It looks like your domain was originally registered through us on October 28, 2012 - when you bought the bundle - and should have been up for renewal on October 28, 2013. Do you have any idea when the domain stopped working?

    In the meantime, now that you've registered your domain at GoDaddy, to complete the domain-mapping process, just log into your GoDaddy control panel and point the name servers to:

    ns1.wordpress.com
    ns2.wordpress.com
    ns3.wordpress.com

    Here are GoDaddy's instructions on where to do that in their administration area:

    http://support.godaddy.com/help/article/664/setting-nameservers-for-your-domain-names

    Click the first link - "Setting Nameservers for a Domain Name Registered with Us."

    I will keep you posted here once I hear back from the developers. Thanks in advance for your patience during the holiday period.

    Once again, apologies for the trouble.

  9. Hi there - I believe we've solved the mystery.

    Your original domain, registered and mapped on October 28, 2012 was:

    dhamamitra.org

    The domain you registered at GoDaddy last week was:

    dharmamitra.org

    Note the spelling difference - the second domain has an "r" after the first "a."

    The original domain is still working fine, and still points to your WordPress.com site:

    http://dhamamitra.org/

    If you also want the second domain to point to your WordPress.com site, you'll need to complete the mapping process by updating the name servers, as explained last week.

    Just let us know if you need further help.

  10. dharmamitrajeff
    Member

    Oh WOW!, I can't believe that!
    I only entered the name once , I thought.
    Obviously DHAMAMITRA is a Typo,
    My blog was always DHARMAMITRA.ORG
    It's been my name for over 15 years.
    I understand what you're saying, but what I don't understand is how I have been able to get to it when using the http:// prefix

    I can believe I made a typo, that's a human thing, but hard to believe I did when i signed up, I was very careful, and I was able to get to it via typing http://DHARMAMITRA.ORG Many times, and so where others.
    So when I signed up, you're saying I must have have entered it incorrectly for mapping?

    I guess I am now wondering what I can do? Why has is always worked the http:// prefix spelled correctly?
    I see what DHARMAMITRA.ORG wasn't, although now it's redirected to go to my blog. Which I am trying to build out. I also bought xxxx i won't say it, because it's very nice, and I want to see if it's free on WP. Its just disappointing, and so STUPID,
    Is it possible WP made the typo in the process? I'm sure it's pretty automated, but...
    I need to research this and get back with you.
    The most important thing is that it's growing very fast, and I have to decide if I want it built on a typo platform.
    Are there any other options?
    But next October, I don't want to renew a site made with typo.

  11. dharmamitrajeff
    Member

    Okay, the typo was not mapped properly, until I had it worked and redirected from GoDaddy, because the origial question shws the addresses that we're talking about.
    The one originally mentioned in this thread, the original question,
    The http://DHARMAMITRA.ORG Has ALWAYS taken me to the site.

    the DHAMAMITRA.ORG DID NOT until 3 days ago, when I set up the redirect and had it remapped,
    Even on my list of domain names page on WP, the DNS SIte Mapping was RED and stated a PROBLEM with DNS. This has been the case since I had the site in October, it never mapped properly.
    The only reason is is now, occurred about an hour after redirecting GoDaddy, and re-running,
    That JUST went away 2 days ago when I set the redirect through GoDaddy. so there absolutely was a problem, even with the Misspelled URL.

    it's late here, I am not articulating clearly.

  12. Hi there,

    I had another look at the domain registration record for DHARMAMITRA.ORG and it does clearly state that the record was first created on December 28, 2012:

    Registered through: GoDaddy.com, LLC (http://www.godaddy.com)
    Domain Name: DHARMAMITRA.ORG
    Created on: 28-Dec-12

    This means that the domain record did not exist prior to that date, and thus that the domain was never registered before.

    If there is anything else I can do at this end, please let me know.

    If you want to give up the misspelled domain dhamamitra.org and instead use your included Value Bundle mapping for dharmamitra.org, I would be glad to make that switch and refund you $13. Just let me know and I'll fill you in on the details.

  13. dharmamitrajeff
    Member

    Hi there, thank you for your patience and assistance.
    I replied last night/early morning (at ≈ 03:30) and i wasn't very coherent.

    I posted a screen shot that is password protected PASSWORD = 1234 showing my WP Domains Section in my Dashboard Tools.
    Everything is OKAY, I am just ting to make sure it STAYS Okay, and try to Understand What Occurred, so I can Learn from it, and to make sure the BLOG stays as is.

    And the posting contains this same text:

    I actually paid WP the $13 for the DHARMAMITRA.ORG about 30 mins before I went to GoDaddy, because I couldn’t get the Domain Name Registered, on WP, As this shot shows it’s NOW ALL OKAY, it was Red and Said something about Unable to…. something. (I wish I had taken a screenshot then)
    AS it appears now, as Okay DNS, that JUST Went into affect on the day I put the Redirect code into GoDaddy.
    Now I am using the DHARMAMITRA.ORG Through WP, which if it had worked as it should have, then when I tried a little while later on GoDaddy, it should have shown up as Unavailable, is that not correct?
    I realize the original typo. That’s Clear, and why it didn’t map then. But the same day I registered from GoDaddy, was AFTER trying WP, as is shown in this shot, this is WP Domain Screen.
    It’s confusing for me, because I am just learning this stuff, I am in school currently taking a course on it. And REALLY, I don’t care about $13, and NOW that I have the BLOG On WP AND on DHARMAMITRA.ORG, then Everything is OKAY!
    I actually am concerned that if you refunded me the $13 then the redirects would all still work, but it would actually Show Up as DHAMAMITRA on WP, instead of DHARMAMITRA on WP which if you look, this is DHARMAMITRA.ORG and it is Hosted by WP, which IS WHAT I WANT.
    So, I am really just after INFORMATION.

    I know what DNS Search says, because within seconds of paying GoDaddy, it was Secure (But the reason I did that was the response of the WP Community to RUSH and make sure I owned it.
    My understanding is, and correct me if I am wrong, but if this One that I am using (The Marked Box, that was Dec 28th, the same day, but about 30 mins BEFORE I went to GoDaddy.
    So I guess I am also wondering why I had to go to DoDaddy, WHY the DNS Mapping I DID on WP on DEC 28th did not secure the DNS?

    Is it b/c of the Typo from my Original October Typo? That would make sense, I guess, but it seems that WP should have “KNOWN” and Alerted me that I was Mapping a Different DNS or something, you know what I mean?

    I did waste a few dollars either with WP or GoDaddy, because I paid BOTH, but I guess it’s my fault for the original typo.

    LASTLY and MOST IMPORTANTLY, I don’t want to LOSE Anything! I have the DNS, It’s Mapped, and it’s the Correct Name, and it’s being hosted by WP, Which Is what I want.
    ••But Since this DN is Different from the one I registered “the Bundle” with, AM I STILL GETTING ALL the ADDED FEATURES of the BUNDLE, Even though I am using a Different DN/URL?••

  14. dharmamitrajeff
    Member

    Its hard to read, hopefully you can enlarge the screen, or just pull up my Domain Records from WP. The point is that Before I registered with GoDaddy , I tried with WP on Dec 28th.
    And that WP accepted, but was unable to map, so THEN I went to GoDaddy.
    1) Why did that happen?
    2) Now I am using DHARMAMITRA.ORG from WP Hosting, am I still getting all the BUNDLE UPGRADES?
    3) I DON'T want to CHANGE ANYTHING! The whole reason I am asking and looking for clarification is to PREVENT ANY CHANGES.

    **ALL I WANT IS the DHARMAMITRA.ORG With the WP Bundle Features and WP Open Source Blogging, I DO NOT want to use GoDaddy, Although I am happy that I paid them and Got it Secured, Now I Just want to KEEP IT Secured.

    Thank You SO MUCH for you time and patience,
    Once again, you've been very helpful.

  15. I actually paid WP the $13 for the DHARMAMITRA.ORG about 30 mins before I went to GoDaddy,

    The point is that Before I registered with GoDaddy , I tried with WP on Dec 28th.
    And that WP accepted, but was unable to map, so THEN I went to GoDaddy.

    Let me clarify this. What you actually describe above was the purchase of domain mapping, not domain registration.

    Domain registration would have cost $18, not $13.

    Purchasing domain mapping for $13 only works when you have already registered a domain somewhere else. Since you had not yet registered dharmamitra.org, your mapping did not work.

    You can read more about the differences between registering a new domain and mapping an existing domain here:

    Register a New Domain

    Map an Existing Domain

    I hope this helps sort out some of the confusion.

    **ALL I WANT IS the DHARMAMITRA.ORG With the WP Bundle Features and WP Open Source Blogging, I DO NOT want to use GoDaddy, Although I am happy that I paid them and Got it Secured, Now I Just want to KEEP IT Secured.

    I understand what you'd like to do, but unfortunately it's not technically possible, as WordPress.com isn't able to accept incoming domain transfers from other registrars. You'll need to keep your dharmamitra.org domain registered at GoDaddy or another registrar of your choice. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

  16. dharmamitrajeff
    Member

    Okay,
    I understand what you're saying, but it still isn't clear, and when I run Google WEbmaster Tools it states I have no site map, and few other issues with Google Analytics, and this is taking two weeks to just get to this point. I need to talk with someone at WP in real time. This is taking so long, and not clarifying the situation. There must be someway I can call and talk to about account options?

    Right now I have 4 Domains with some degree of service on my WP account. I understand what you're saying, thus far, and it's all very helpful. All the domains are redirected to DHAMAMITRA.ORG

    I need to know if I am wasting my time and need to start a new blog, the Search Engines Spiders aren't crawling large potions of my blog, and not finding all of my site material.

    What I don't understand and having problems with is site mapping and registering my blog with Google and Bing.

    I've read ALL those WP FAQ about All these topics, and it's not really an issue of money, as much as I am not getting the solutions.

    I paid for the MAPPING, well Google Webmaster Tools says that they have NO SITE MAPS for the domains I've paid to have mapped.

    The issue is Not getting resolved and I am wasting all of SEO efforts that put into the site weekly, in fact, and this may be my doing, but I'm not getting the information I need in order to make the right decisions.

    You're saying I can't have what I want, but that's true, as I stated, it's already running as I want.

    I have 4 domain names, and in dashboard, >tools>domains > I click and any one of them and my full blog appears exactly the same, with all the visible features, and full site will show up under that domain name.

    I never asked about who it's registered by. I don't know what " isn't able to accept incoming domain transfers from other registrars. " means, but I know that ALL of my domain names that I have redirected to WP show up as my WP blog.
    By clicking on DHARMAMITRA.ORG or BUDDHISTINSIGHT.COM (Both are REGISTERED through GoDaddy, but with the Redirect they come to WP, and they are BOTH MAPPED BY WP, and by "Clicking" or choosing, DHARMAMITRA.ORG or BUDDHISTINSIGHT.COM I can toggle the same platform to the different names.

    That's good. But I don't want to keep toggling, I WANT HE SPIDERS TO CRAWL, But Boogle Webmaster Tools says there's no site map submitted, ever.
    Or when I put sitemap.xml after my mapped doamin names, WP says there is an Error.

    Is the VALUE BUDLE applied to by original DHARMAMITRA.JEFF.WORDPRESS.COM and then just getting refracted (maybe I am not using that word correctly in this instance)
    But from a browser, I type in ANY of my Doman Names, and it will take me MY BLOG, Customzed Themed, etc, with videos, etc, which appears to me that the VALUE BUNDLE IS attached to that original platform.... But given the Choice, I will use BuddhistInsight.Com (I am right now) but it's Not mapped according to GoogleWeb,asterTool.

    I actually work in SEO, and I know how spiders take some time to get acquainted with the site, and switching domains is NOT GOOD.

    And it tales time for things to take affect.
    So, can I talk to someone?
    Did you look at the image I uploaded?
    Why does webmaster tools say it's not mapped, when it's been almost two weeks since I paid for site mapping?
    Having my DN Registered with GoDaddy, as the 2 rare, but mapped by WP, I can view my blog on those Domains, is there a drawback to mr choosing to have it viewed on BuddhistInsight.com (I am not having ANY technical issues with site operation , only with mapping, and search engine recognition. So forget about registration, I am asking about the end result. AS far as THE USER Experience, it is FINE, My experience with it is FINE, GOOGLE AND BING SAY IT'S NOT FINE.
    NO SITE MAP submitted to either search engine, but WP states that they do that for me, they Ping the Search Engine every time I Post a New Blog or Page.
    PLEASE, I need to have this cleared up ASAP.
    This is my DOMAIN Record from WP.
    Please don't leave this unanswered, or insufficiently answered.
    In Fact Why Can't I Talk to Someone in REAL TIME?
    Thanks,
    Dharmamitra Jeff Stefani

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  17. Hi there,

    I'm sorry this has been a long and tricky conversation. I realize it's frustrating. Unfortunately, we don't offer phone support at this time, so let me try to continue to help you clear up some of the confusion.

    I paid for the MAPPING, well Google Webmaster Tools says that they have NO SITE MAPS for the domains I've paid to have mapped.

    Mapping a domain to WordPress.com and "site maps" are two completely different and unrelated things.

    A site map is a document written in the XML language, and WordPress generates one for you automatically.

    Here is your site map (on the dhamamitra.org domain): http://dhamamitra.org/sitemap.xml

    It won't look like much to you and me, but that's OK, because it's readable by search engines, which are a site map's target audience.

    So let's try to figure out why Google is saying you don't have a site map.

    The first thing to do is to decide what you want to be your primary domain, and then stick with that from now on. That will be the domain you verify and add site maps for in Google & Bing's Webmaster Tools, the ones you use when you link to your site from other places, etc.

    Once you select that primary domain under Store > Domains, head over to Google Webmaster Tools. Add your primary domain there, and go through the verification process - http://en.support.wordpress.com/webmaster-tools/#google-webmaster-tools

    Then, add your Site Map by adding "sitemap.xml" after the domain, as in the screenshot here:

    http://cl.ly/image/18041l0z2o1I

    Google should now recognize your site map.

    Did you look at the image I uploaded?

    I see the two screenshots of your Domains page - what did you want me to look at specifically?

    Having my DN Registered with GoDaddy, as the 2 rare, but mapped by WP, I can view my blog on those Domains, is there a drawback to mr choosing to have it viewed on BuddhistInsight.com

    The best thing to do is to choose the domain you like best, and stick with it.

    Why does webmaster tools say it's not mapped, when it's been almost two weeks since I paid for site mapping?

    That's because as I mentioned earlier, mapping a domain and a site map are different things.

    If you need any help with the above, just let me know so we can get this all sorted. Thanks!

  18. dharmamitrajeff
    Member

    Oh...! Thank You kathryn,
    You have lived-up to your title of Happiness Engineer!

    Now I understand, and you I can tell you understand because you addressed all of my questions. (And I have to say, looking back on my typos and rants, that you did an excellent job of translated my typos and technical ignorance into cogent advice.

    I have ONE last question (for this thread.) And it's somewhat of a subjective opinion that I am asking, and I understand the decision and consequences are all mine.

    So, I am going to pick One Domain Name and stick with it. I know that, I've been studying Google's Spider Crawling tendencies for a while. As non-technologically savvy as I may be, I am actually really good at creating SEO content.

    So here's my question that I would just like to hear your thoughts on.
    I already have a couple of thousand Links built into my original typo blog, and that is I switched back to using it as my DNS until I got this straightened out with You/WP. So there's some significant value in these links, they're all weighted well, from authoritative sites regarding Buddhism.

    But, and I just got Google Webmaster Tools to give me good analytics, with 1,000s of Impressions and improving Click Through Rate.

    But, in the Long Run, I really don't want my Blog (which is going places, gaining Authorship weight, and is a "professional level" blog, in the making) based on a TYPO I made in late 2012. I mean, all thing equal, I am going to pick and stick with BuddhistInsight.com now that you've explained everything to me.

    It's just been difficult to "bite the bullet" and switch over, when Google Webmaster Tools has Tons of useful data for me, and I couldn't even get it to recognize the other Domain Names.

    So, that's it: can you just add any thoughts on the subject that I am not aware of, or anything that might be useful? Because, I still have http://Buddhistinsight.cpm listed in most places as the site, people click on it, and it takes them to my typo of dhamamitra.org so it's felt safer to stick with the typo blog, and the established Link Indexing, and get my Google Analytics, which I haven't been able to successfully connect to the Domain Names.

    Okay? so if you could just riddle me what your informed opinion is, and we can shut down this thread! :)

    Thank you for you time and patience,
    ~Dharmamitra Jeff Stefani

  19. Hi there, one thing to keep in mind is that no matter which domain you choose as your primary one, as long as you keep the others - including the one with your typo - mapped to your WordPress.com site, search engines will still be able to follow those other domains and still connect them to your site. In other words, they won't be dead links but redirects, which search engines can follow. Over time, search engines will understand that buddhistinsight.com is your primary domain. In addition, the fact that the keyword "buddhist" is in this domain makes it a better one from an SEO point of view.

    You could also think about contacting folks who have linked to the other domain, asking them to update it to buddhistinsight.com.

    I hope this helps!

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