domain transfer to WordPress

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  • #828010

    I put in a support request on this but am not hearing back.

    I had a domain name on godaddy.com called storehouse movement.com and a site on wordpress.com called storehousemvmt.com. I want to fully transfer this domain from go daddy.com to WordPress. I went through all the steps on the go daddy side, i.e., unlocked it and jettisoned it. But I cannot seem to associate it with my wordpress site. The instructions on the wordpress side seem to want me to mess with the name servers within my go daddy profile… which is not what I want.

    I have the emails from go daddy indicating that the transfer is in process from their side but the WordPress side is stuck.

    Thanks in advance for assistance.

    domain name: storehousemovement.com
    wordpress site: storehousemvmt.wordpress.com

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

    #828228

    timethief
    Member

    Transferring a Domain to WordPress.com
    We do not currently accept incoming domain transfers. If you already have a domain and you want to use it with your WordPress.com, follow the instructions for mapping an existing domain to your WordPress.com blog.

    Domain mapping > http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/map-existing-domain/#before-upgrading-important-notes
    Map an existing domain > http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/map-existing-domain/

    #828267

    theneemies
    Member

    Hi there!

    I’m facing similar challenges – those help pages only got me so far (they all have really negative user ratings!). As per the instructions for mapping an existing domain:

    – I changed DNS settings on AussieHQ to use ns1.wordpress.com etc
    – I changed my WordPress.com >> Store >> Domain settings to add intercutlural.com.au
    – I mucked around in Google Apps to generate a verification code
    – I added said verification code/metatag to WordPress.com >> Tools
    – I went back to WordPress.com >> Store >> Domain >> custom DNS and generated DNS records based on my Google verification code

    Whew! *But* no ta-da :(

    bintercultural.wordpress.com now seems to be pointing to (old Joomla site) intercultural.com.au

    I’m anxious that emails somename@ intercultural.com.au have not been disrupted & how to get my domains sorted?

    #828286

    theneemies
    Member

    Looks like it was just me being impatient re DNS changes. Working perfectly now! :)

    #828288

    timethief
    Member

    @theneemies are you the same person as storehousemvmt?

    #828296

    Timethief,

    theenemies is someone different, not storehousemvmt.

    Thank you. I wish the documentation had been clearer. I read it all and did not read that WordPress doesn’t accept incoming domain transfers.

    Appreciate the feedback.

    #828297

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome.

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