Domain

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  • #1471821

    jimmyapfel
    Member

    Newbie question, sorry. I’d like to change the name of my blog from jimmyapfel to Golf Digress. I realize there’s a fee, but when I made the change I didn’t get the prompt. How do I go ahead and do this?

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

    #1471915

    timethief
    Member

    Do you want to purchase your own domain?
    Or do you simply want to chnage .wordpress.com blog addresses ie the URL?

    #1471916

    timethief
    Member

    If you want to change the blog address ie. the URL starting with http:// then you must be logged in as Admin under the exact same username account that registered the blog to do that and the URL you desire must be available. If so then you can change the URL by using this guide http://en.support.wordpress.com/changing-blog-address/

    #1471917

    timethief
    Member

    In order to map to a domain one must have an underlying .wordpress.com subdomain blog to map from. If you have registered a .wordpress.com blog you log in as Admin under the exact same username account that registered the blog and purchase a domain name by purchasing an annually renewable domain mapping upgrade for the blog.

    See here if you do not own a domain http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/

    Dashboard > Store > My Upgrades is where you do the primary blog set up knowing it can take between 24 – 72 hours for domain name propagation to take place throughout the internet. You can view the DNS changes here > http://www.whatsmydns.net/ What’s important during that stage is to be patient.

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