Address

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  • #84261

    teenfg
    Member

    I was wondering if I could have my WordPress address, http://www.teenfg.wordpress.com, to be http://www.teenfg.com. I had this idea becuase the Urban Semitoic, http://www.urbansemiotic.wordpress.com, is able to go http://www.urbansemiotic.com. Try it. It really works. Thanks.

    #84366

    timethief
    Member

    I see that you have already purchased a domain and your address is http://teenfg.com

    Actually the www does not belong in your url at all or in any url’s of any blogs hosted by wordpress.com. WordPress did not choose to have the www because 30% of those browsing the net will not find it and because some search engines will also not find it.

    I don’t understand what your question is. Could you try to state it again please?

    #84367

    headmasterz
    Member

    you shouldnt mention what name you want to register…..names are like real estate….Someone could read it then swiftly run to godaddy.com and register it…Then turn around and sell it back to you…Just some friendly advice.

    #84373

    teenfg
    Member

    Thanks headmasterz

    What my question is, can I delete the “wordpress” part in my address?

    #84374

    timethief
    Member

    The answer is no. Only after you purchase a domain and the domain mapping is complete can you then delete the wordpress.com

    how-do-i-take-wordpress-out-of-my-url?
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2007/02/07/how-do-i-take-wordpress-out-of-my-url/
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=4766&page&replies=76

    If you try to take it out the wordpress.com now you will not connect with your blog.

    #84403

    drmike
    Member

    Answer is yes.

    Pick up the domain mapping upgrade. Dashboard -> Upgrades -> Domain.

    The issue with the ‘www’ bit is when you use it in this way:

    http://www.teenfg.wordpress.com

    The ‘teenfg’ bit takes the place of the ‘www’ bit. They do not coexist. 30% of the net and most search engine spiders can’t or won’t follow such a link. It also doesn’t reflect well on you.

    Hope this helps,
    -drmike

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