Domain name not working

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  • #1093722

    khennessey
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    I’m moving my blog from self-hosted on DreamHost to WP.com. I’m having trouble getting my domain name to point to my WP.com blog. I was also using CloudFlare, which was, I think, intercepting the domain name stuff at DreamHost.

    I successfully transferred my domain, keithhennessey.com, from DreamHost to NameCheap.com.

    I followed your instructions to set the Custom Namservers at NameCheap to NS1.WORDPRESS.COM, NS2.WORDPRESS.COM, and NS3.WORDPRESS.COM.

    I followed your instructions to add my custom domain name, keithhennessey.com, to my WordPress.com dashboard, and I set it as primary.

    I have not added any custom DNS records through the WordPress.com dashboard.

    Up to this point, when I visited keithhennessey.com in my browser, it was still going to the blog hosted on DreamHost.

    I then paused CloudFlare and deleted all of the DNS settings that were previously in my CloudFlare account.

    Now when I visit keithhennessey.com, Chrome gives me a “could not find keithhennessey.com” message.

    I think that means that I have successfully disconnected my domain name from DreamHost and CloudFlare. But for some reason it is not now connected to my new blog at WordPress.com, and I would very much like it to be.

    Trying to visit that blog through the old URL, keithhennessey.wordpress.com, gets redirected to keithhennessey.com, and then shows the same error message.

    But I can still see my control panel at keithhennessey.wordpress.com/wp-admin/.

    Thanks for any help you can provide.

    -kbh

    The blog I need help with is keithhennessey.com.

    #1093934

    khennessey
    Member

    Never mind, I just needed to wait for the new nameserver information to propagate.

    -kbh

    #1093940

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    Glad you got this sorted out. If you need anything else, feel free to post again.

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