en WordPress.com Forums › Support Building a website – hosted with you or not Author Posts December 6, 2018 at 2:47 am #3226937 sunstatetherapyMember I want to get a website developed but don’t want to lose the existing one running on our hosted domain. How do I set up something online to begin with without breaking our current website and once happy with it switch to the wordpress site? December 7, 2018 at 7:00 am #3228272 kokkiehStaff Hi there, When you create a site with us we provide you with a free address, so you can start building your site at that address until you’re ready to switch over your domain. Just head to https://wordpress.com/start/site/ to get started, and on the domains step select a free address instead of a custom domain. You can learn how WordPress.com works here: https://learn.wordpress.com/ Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.