Changing Domains?

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  • #961182

    Okay. I’m really confused. I noticed my domain name was spelled incorrectly (example: http://www.oldomaaign.com) and I wanted to change it so that it was grammatically correct (www.fixeddomain.com). The problem is, it seems to have reset my dashboard, but not my domain.(So now my dashboard is http://www.fixeddomain.com.wp-admin) but my blog still reads as http://www.oldomaaign.com). And it started a new blog for me at http://www.fixeddomain.wordpress.com. And now I can’t fix the spelling mistake in my username, because it’s telling me that ‘fixed domain’ has already been taken….I know. BY ME!
    How do I sort this all out?
    Also, I paid an upgrade to have no ads and get the ‘worpress’ off of my domain name. Do I lose it all if I try to delete my old page to make a new page that is spelled correctly?
    I hope this makes sense. I’m very frustrated and probably not explaining myself as well as I should.
    Blog url: http://haleytheconqueror.wordpress.com/

    The blog I need help with is haleytheconquerer.com.

    #961324

    macmanx
    Staff

    I assume you’re referring to haleytheconquerer.com ?

    If so, this has unfortunately passed the 48-hour refund period on domains. and registered domains cannot be changed.

    You would need to register the desired domain as a new domain by adding it via Store -> Domains in the blog’s Dashboard.

    #961358

    But now my blog url is haleytheconqueror.wordpress.com and my blog still shows at haleytheconquerer.com. How do I get those realigned?

    And your response is far from the answer I wish to hear, but thanks for such concise and clear information.

    #961362

    Basically, when I tried to change my domain name to the correct spelling, now I have
    haleytheconquerer.com
    and haleytheconquerer.wordpress.com

    I want to get rid of the wordpress site; it has nothing on it. Can I do that and still keep haleytheconquerer.com, even though what I really want that to be is haleytheconqueror.com? (and that’s what my dashboard reads as)

    #961367

    macmanx
    Staff

    You can change your WordPress.com URL (haleytheconquerer.wordpress.com) but registered domain names (haleytheconquerer.com) cannot be changed.

    You’ll need to register the desired domain name separately by adding it via Store -> Domains in the blog’s Dashboard.

    #961370

    I get what you’re saying- but I already tried to change it, and now I got stuck with an extra blog. (haleytheconquerer.com and haleytheconquerer.wordpress.com now show as TWO separate blogs). Can I delete haleytheconquerer.wordpress.com without causing any harm to haleytheconquerer.com? And then at the end of the year, when my payment for haleytheconquerer runs out, I will go to the Store and try to change it to the correct spelling then, I guess.

    #961374

    macmanx
    Staff

    haleytheconquerer.com is currently mapped to haleytheconqueror.wordpress.com

    Are you saying that you want to map it to haleytheconquerer.wordpress.com instead?

    #961377

    No. I am saying if you go to haleytheconquerer.com, you will see my actual blog (the one that maps to haleytheconqueror.wordpress.com, which was what I was trying to make the actual domain name.)

    When I made this change, it also created haleytheconquerer.wordpress.com as a NEW blog. One I don’t want or need. Can I delete that without deleting everything else?

    #961381

    macmanx
    Staff

    Yes, you can do that following this guide: http://en.support.wordpress.com/delete-site/

    #961386

    Great. That got settled.

    Now as for changing my email and user name to the correct spelling (even though I can’t do it with the domain name). Every time I try it tells me “That email address is already being used” and “That user name is already being used”, but I am the one WITH that email and username. Yet, if I try to log in with the correct spelling of my username or email, it doesn’t register. How can I make meld the two?

    #961404

    So…it looks like under “Users” in “Appearance”, I have two user names. Both are roles of administrator. I can sign in with either user name/email to get to my same dashboard.
    I want to delete the user name for haleytheconquerer and just keep haleytheconqueror. When I try to do so, I get this message:

    You have specified these users for removal:

    ID #36712829: haleytheconquerer The current user will not be removed.
    There are no valid users selected for removal.

    #961413

    debeckett
    Member

    Hi there,

    I’d like to help you get this straightened out, but we’ll need to discuss the email addresses assigned to each of your user accounts. We never reveal users’ email addresses online, so I’m going to convert this forum ticket to an email ticket. You’ll receive an email message from me shortly ;-).

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