.com versus wordpress.com

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  • #439849

    lizeee
    Member

    I had a “move your site” company move my site from blogger to wordpress back in July 2009. That’s fine, but when they created my new site (http://www.thewhocaresgirl.com), they also created an additional site (http://www.thewhocaresgirl.wordpress.com).

    I do NOT want the wordpress.com site, just the .com, and I don’t know how to get rid of it! Please help!

    #440026

    supportbot
    Member

    You did not specify a blog address or reason for posting when you created this topic.

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    #440028

    lizeee
    Member

    http://www.thewhocaresgirl.wordpress.com is the blog I want to remove.

    #440031

    t3ck
    Member

    Do you have the Domain mapping upgrade in relation to http://www.thewhocaresgirl.wordpress.com that is directing to your other site in relation with this url http://www.thewhocaresgirl.com ?

    Because if so then I do believe you won’t be able to delete the blog in relation to this url http://thewhocaresgirl.wordpress.com and would have to consider setting the blog to private. http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/privacy-settings/

    If you DON’T have the domain mapping upgrade then you can just delete the blog by following these easy steps. http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/delete-blog/

    Please note that if you delete the blog there is NO getting back this url http://thewhocaresgirl.wordpress.com

    #440032

    lizeee
    Member

    So when I try to list http://www.thewhocaresgirl.wordpress.com under “my blogs”, it won’t let me, it said “blog already taken”. If it’s already taken, who is it taken by? Not me! Therefore, I can’t change the privacy settings OR simply delete it! I can’t even list it under “my blogs”!

    #440033

    t3ck
    Member

    I suggest contacting staff directly to see what can be done if anything. here is their contact link http://support.wordpress.com/contact

    #440034

    t3ck
    Member

    Also WP.com sites don’t use the “WWW” in the url since it’s already a sub domain

    #440272

    lizeee
    Member

    Thank you. I will contact them and we’ll see what happens.

    #440273

    t3ck
    Member

    Your welcome!

    #440284

    tellyworth
    Staff

    There’s no domain mapping.

    @lizeee, thewhocaresgirl.wordpress.com is owned by the person who created it – presumably the company you hired. You’ll need to contact them, as staff can’t remove it without the owner’s permission unless there’s a copyright or spam issue.

    #440287

    lizeee
    Member

    telly, I did contact them, they said:

    “Since your blog is hosted on wordpress, you’ll want to delete it through them. You can follow the steps here, http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings
    /delete-blog/ that explain how to delete your blog. Their user forum has a
    lot of helpful information if you need additional help.”

    Siiiiigh. I feel so…insecure.

    #440290

    Lizeee: You should get privacy protection on your domain! Ask your hosting provider about it. A simple WHOIS query for your domain shows all your personal info, including postal address. These days, its not safe. Just a friendly advice :)

    You may check the WHOIS details here: http://whois.domaintools.com

    #440291

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    @ashishjena
    how or where did that information come to you?
    I’m interested if you were reading threads on these forums within the last 24 hours.
    just curious…

    #440292

    tellyworth
    Staff

    @lizeee those instructions are correct, but you have to be logged in as the owner of the blog to do it. Perhaps they gave you the username and password?

    #440293

    @ashishjena
    how or where did that information come to you?
    I’m interested if you were reading threads on these forums within the last 24 hours.
    just curious…

    I didn’t quite understand your question. I am a website admin. I occasionally visit wordpress forums.

    I told lizeeee about privacy protection, as its being offered FREE of cost these days by domain registrars. So, I don’t see a reason for people not opting for it.

    There are some restrictions though. For certain TLDs like .IN, .EU etc you cannot get privacy protection. It’s against ICANN rules.

    #440301

    lizeee
    Member

    Oh good Lord, something else for me to worry about! :)

    #440378

    lizeee
    Member

    Update: I got the privacy protection, thanks.

    I still have http://thewhocaresgirl.wordpress.com floating around on the Internets with no way for me to edit it.

    On wordpress.com it’s registered under username “thewhocaresgirl”, but I don’t know the password for that username, or what e-mail it’s registered under.

    How did this happen?

    #440379

    raincoaster
    Member

    Log out of WordPress, try to log in to http://thewhocaresgirl.wordpress.com/wp-admin and then if you can’t remember the password, just click “Forget” and it’ll email you a new one. Presumably you know how many email accounts you have.

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