Domain Forwarding and Hosting

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  • #119213

    kisumi
    Member

    If I buy my own domain eg: http://www.xyz.com and transfer my current blog eg: aaa.wordpress.com who will host the blog. Do I have to buy wordpress credits for hosting or look for a hosting provider of my own choice and run my own WP installation.
    Thanks.

    #119313

    drmike
    Member

    You can do the domain mapping so that xyz.com is the url of your blog here at wp.com.

    That’s a FAQ on the subject. It’s at the FAQ blog linked at teh head of the forums if you want to review it. It woul dbe $10 a year since you already have the domain name.

    #119314

    weirdscience
    Member

    well I just recently did this…and I’m a computer dunce so someone can correct me if i’m wrong..

    the place you ‘bought’ http://www.xyz.com is the domain registrant but wordpress is the domain hoster. you need to configure the something or other (dns maybe it’s called..I forget) on http://www.xyz.com so it points to wordpress (there are instructions for this in wordpress faq). it’s 10 credits to domain map, if I recall. after you purchase the credits, go to your dashboard and I think it’s options-add domain. very easy after that. :)

    #119315

    kisumi
    Member

    If I run my own installation of WP do I still have to pay $10/Yr?

    #119318

    drmike
    Member

    Probably not as you wouldn’t be using wordpress.com’s nameservers.

    #119320

    kisumi
    Member

    Thanks. Do you think it would affect my PR?

    #119323

    drmike
    Member

    Changing domains? Probably as you would be basically starting over from stratch until folks found you again.

    What you could do is go ahead and get the domain mapping here with the xyz.com domain, sit on it for a couple of weeks until folks get used to teh new domain name and adjust their links, and then move by changing the name servers for teh domain.

    #119347

    kisumi
    Member

    Thanks for your Help! Everyone- Appreciate it!

    #119349

    drmike
    Member

    Not a problem. :)

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