changing my blog/domain name

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  • #401970

    laksmiwg1
    Member

    Hi,
    I would like to change the name of my blog. I entered the new name and clicked on the “Update Primary Domain” but nothing happens. Is there something else that I need to do?
    Thank you,
    Alex

    The blog I need help with is laksmiwg.wordpress.com.

    #402120

    raincoaster
    Member

    Yes. You need to purchase the domain name and domain mapping upgrade; you can do this in one step by following the instructions here:

    http://support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/

    #402123

    laksmiwg1
    Member

    I dont’t understand…I did not pay anything when I put the first name. Why do I have to buy one now?
    Are we talking about the same thing? When I clicked on the “Update Primary Domain” I did get a message saying that it had been upgraded. I did receive an email with my new name…it just does not come up when I google it.
    Does it take time for it to show up when someone googles it? I know my first name did not show up for awhile. It does show up now. Do I have to wait again for the new name to show up?
    Thanks,
    Alex

    #402124

    husdal
    Member

    Do you want to change your blog from blognameA.wordpress.com to blognameB.wordpress.com? That is not possible with the click of a button. You cannot simply change blognames like that. You have to register a new blog B and then export everything from blog A and import into it blog B.
    http://support.wordpress.com/export/

    #402125

    raincoaster
    Member

    Well, I can’t give advice specific to YOUR blog since you haven’t told me where it is. But you can’t add a domain name to a blog at WordPress.COM without purchasing the domain name upgrade.

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