I have decided to move one of my WordPress.com-hosted blogs to my own server. This blog is currently mapped to a domain that I purchased through WordPress.com (GoDaddy). I have a few questions:
Is it possible to cancel domain mapping (i.e., 'myblog.wordpress.com' will no longer redirect to 'myblog.com'), but keep the domain name I registered with its current registrar, and simply point it to my own nameservers?
Also, if I am no longer using the Domain Mapping upgrade (which, as I understand, costs $13/year), how much will I be paying yearly for the domain name alone? According to the WordPress.com Store, the breakdown for the $18 is:
So if I point my domain somewhere else, would I be paying $5 a year from then onward?
The blog I need help with is thetwentyishconservative.com.