The more I search and research this the more confused I seem to get.
I have the domain friendlyfishmedia.com, purchased last year for my static site through, and currently hosted at, http://www.directnic.com. I have my email address set up with them too. Short statement is that I want to map my domain and use current email.
Here's more details as to what I want to do and questions:
I'd like to map my domain to my new, current WP blog address thus eliminating my static site. At Directnic they say I can switch the hosting function with DirectDNS basic and map the domain to the blog address. But that I'd need ... well this is what their tech support said, "The information for the A and MX you would need to get from the other hosting company; the company you want to map the domain to."
Now, this is what I take away from WP support: http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/custom-dns/ It says. "If you’ve mapped a domain to your WordPress.com blog, you can use Custom DNS records to make your domain compatible with other services not hosted at WordPress.com, such as an email provider. Before you begin changing the records, please make sure you have the required information from your service provider."
"You can enter Custom DNS records into the text form at the top of this page. WordPress.com Custom DNS accepts A, CNAME, MX, and TXT records."
So what is EVEN the first step?? Do I map from current domain host with DirectDNS? Where do I get the records? WP says from hosting company ... Directnic says from company I want to map to. Either this is a funky catch-22 or I'm just lame. Ok. Probably the latter. Go easy on me....
The blog I need help with is friendlyfish.wordpress.com.