Confusion with Domain Mapping

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  • #438922

    pockymouse
    Member

    This is kind of a complex issue, but I’ll try and word it as simply as possible.
    Basically, I have a domain name: pockymouse.com. It’s from GoDaddy.
    That domain is currently set up to direct to a Google Sites page.
    But I want the domain to direct to my wordpress blog (pockymouse.wordpress.com).
    So, I went to Go Daddy and changed the nameservers to the NS1.WORDPRESS.COM NS2.WORDPRESS.COM NS3.WORDPRESS.COM, and payed for the whole domain mapping thing.
    Problem being, when I type in pockymouse.com, it still redirects to the google sites page. Is that just because it hasn’t had the time to redirect yet, or what?
    Thanks for the help, I’m a newbie when it comes to all this! :)

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

    #439085

    It can take up to 72 hours for the changes to reflect.

    #439088

    Its working for me :). (Go OpenDNS!)

    Clear your DNS cache.

    (Run –> Type CMD, press enter.

    type ipconfig /flushdns, press enter).

    #439091

    timethief
    Member

    w00t! That’s what I like to see. :)

    #439130

    pockymouse
    Member

    Wow, thanks a bunch, It’s working now! :)
    Woopee!

    #439360

    Hi There,

    I have a similar issue (I think):

    I bought a domain name through wordpress to map to my blog. However, I am switching to using the wordpress.org opensource software hosted by a different hosting service, and I would like the domain name to no longer direct to my old blog but to my new site.

    I went in through wordpress.com and signed into the domain manager and switched from the wordpress servers to my new provider. Seemed to work, BUT:

    – The url still maps to the old blog
    – The wordpress.com “Domains” page still shows the url in the list of domains that are mapped to the old blog.

    Also, it has been only about 24 hours since I made this change. Will it just take 72 hours to stop redirecting and then magically disapear from the list of domains on my wordpress.com blog dashboard?

    Thank you thank you!

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