Altering DNS settings to point to external host

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    Hi Everyone,

    I currently have my proto-blog hosted on the servers. I want to move it to my externally hosted domain (Hostpapa) and have been following the excellent walk-through guide here:

    I want to move this onto externally hosted servers and have bought a domain name ( and paid for hosting through Hostpapa.

    I’m stuck at the final stage whereby I essentially notify wordpress that my blog is now hosted externally and therefore has different DNS settings. The only help I can find in the support pages tells me how to change my registrar’s DNS settings to point to the WordPress servers, not the other way round. I have seen some posts indicating that this should be available in “Domain Management” but I think this option might only be available if you register the domain through WordPress and I’ve already registered mine!!

    Any help would be masively appreciated!

    The blog I need help with is


    You will need to buy the domain mapping upgrade and then use the trick explained in the following support document to redirect to your new self-hosted blog.



    Not my strong suite, but this looks like this should do the trick:

    Good luck



    @TSP – should have known better than to try and type faster than you :)

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