Domain transfer to wordpress.org site on bluehost server

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  • #600087

    khorning2
    Member

    I’m trying to help someone transfer this blog to a wordpress.org site over at bluehost. They registered the domain name with wordpress.com and it is being used as the primary domain name for their blog.

    We’ve got wordpress up and running on bluehost and have successfully exported the blog from the wordpress.com site.

    Here’s the stumbling block: the domain ahealthypassion.com still points to the wordpress.com site. I need it to point to the bluehost server. The Domain Management support page is no help http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/domain-management/ since none of the screens or links that it talks about exist on the Settings > Domains page for this blog. This means that I can’t update the nameservers either.

    Finally, the Edit DNS option that DOES exist on the Domains page takes me to a Custom DNS page. Unfortunately, that does me no good as you can’t map the top-level domain to the new server. You can only map a subdomain like blog.ahealthypassion.com to point to the new server. WordPress reserves the top-level domain.

    Frustrating.

    So, does anyone know how to point the top-level domain ahealthypassion.com to a bluehost server or else where I can find the EPP authorization code for this domain so that I can transfer it over to bluehost? Again, the instructions found here: http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/domain-management/#transfer-to-another-registrar don’t work.

    Thanks!

    The blog I need help with is ahealthypassion.com.

    #600204

    macmanx
    Staff

    The instructions on the page will work, but you need to login as the user who purchased the domain to see the Domain Manager login section.

    #600219

    khorning2
    Member

    Mac, I can’t thank you enough. It turns out that her boyfriend was the one who had purchased the domain (they share the blog). Thanks for engineering some happiness today!

    #600239

    macmanx
    Staff

    You’re welcome!

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