Change adress name

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  • #2309432

    So I changed the name of my address but looking that up always redirects to the old name. Is there a certain period I should wait for for the changes to take effect? The menus make it seem as if it oughta be instant.

    The blog I need help with is prince0gotham.com.

    #2309506

    Forgot to say, prince0gotham is the old name. I also created a new user with the new name and I can log into that one but even that redirects me to this one.

    #2309509

    timethief
    Member

    Will you please expand with details? Please provide all relevant information including all username accounts involved and all URLs involved.

    #2309526

    Okay, prince0gotham.com is the old address -> changed that to gamesensus and created another user with that same name.
    now gamesensus.com doesn’t open and gamesensus.wordpress.com redirects to prince0gotham.com.

    #2309528

    timethief
    Member

    Thanks for the added information. I tagged this thread for Staff assistance. Please subscribe to it so you are notified when they respond. To subscribe look in the sidebar of this thread, find the subscribe to topics link and click it.

    #2309530

    Thank you so much.

    #2309533

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome and please be patient while waiting.

    #2309625

    Hi @prince0gotham,

    Currently, you have two sites on your account:

    prince0gotham.wordpress.com

    gamesensus.wordpress.com

    The issue here is that the custom domain prince0gotham.com is linked with gamesensus.wordpress.com. So, whenever you try to visit gamesensus.wordpress.com, you’re being automatically redirected to prince0gotham.com. You can fix this by switching the primary domain here:

    https://gamesensus.wordpress.com/wp-admin/paid-upgrades.php?page=domains

    Then, you should see gamesensus.wordpress.com when you visit the site.

    Going forward, we’ll need to decide what you want to do with prince0gotham.com. Did you want to keep that domain?

    #2309628

    Hm, I was under the impression that changing the name would just change the name of the very domain I paid for and now I understand I’ve simply created another one that still has the -wordpress- in the address. If I disband the prince0gotham one can I apply its subscription to the new address and name?

    #2309635

    To clarify, you no longer want the domain name prince0gotham.com. Instead, you would like to apply those funds to register the domain gamesensus.com. Is that correct? If so, I’ll remove prince0gotham.com and add credits to your account so you can register the new domain name.

    Just a note, if we cancel prince0gotham.com, it will be sent back to the registrar and eventually could be purchased by someone else.

    #2309678

    Yes, that’s what I want to do actually. Thanks in advance. Also btw, doing that won’t reset gamesensus and its settings right? As in layout and so on. It could be a stupid question but I gotta ask.

    #2309712

    Nope – it shouldn’t change the layout! I went ahead and cancelled the domain prince0gotham.com, and added credits to your account so you could register the new domain name following the steps here:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/register-domain/

    Let me know if you have any trouble!

    #2309719

    A thousand thanks for the good work! I have only two questions now.

    It seems the new subscriptions expires exactly one year from now and not one year from Feb 15, like it would’ve if prince0gotham.com was as it was. That’s normal right? As in, I basically received a free month here and I wanna know if the deadline is gonna move back to the old one.

    Also, I registered the new domain by clicking on the privacy security… thingy… button… without reading much about it. Could you give me a proper link with info about it?

    #2309740

    That’s normal right? As in, I basically received a free month here and I wanna know if the deadline is gonna move back to the old one.

    Your domain will be good through 3/11/16 (so a year from today)!

    Also, I registered the new domain by clicking on the privacy security… thingy… button… without reading much about it. Could you give me a proper link with info about it?

    Sure! It basically removes your personal information from the public domain record. You can read a bit more about it here:

    https://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/register-domain/#public-versus-private

    You had it for your previous domain registration so I thought you’d probably want it for this one as well!

    #2309746

    Thanks a bunch. Time to tag this thread as solved then!

    #2309748

    Excellent! :)

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