Editing a Domain Name

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  • #856561

    voterview
    Member

    Hi there

    I recently (on Monday) renewed my domain name. Currently it’s blog.——.ca I would like to change it to whatsnew.—–.ca
    How would I go about this?
    Thank you.

    The blog I need help with is blog.voterview.ca.

    #856722

    timethief
    Member

    One cannot just edit a domain name. You would have to cancel the first domain your purchased/renewed and ask for a refund. http://en.support.wordpress.com/upgrades/#refunds You can request a refund yourself directly from the Store > My Upgrades section of your Dashboard, or contact Staff to request a refund. Then you will have to purchase the domain name you want (if you do not already own it) by going through the domain mapping process again. In order to map to an existing .ca domain Staff will have to provide you with a zone record.

    #856728

    auxclass
    Member

    You are mapping a sub-domain. Ask the staff if they will transfer your mapping to the new sub-domain name that you want to use. The instructions you followed the when you mapped the domain are below. The zone record should already have been added.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/map-subdomain/

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

    #856731

    timethief
    Member

    @auxclass
    Good catch. Thanks.

    #856732

    voterview
    Member

    Thank you I will try that.

    #856738

    auxclass
    Member

    You all be welcome & good luck

    #856752

    voterview
    Member

    I just wanted to clarify it is the sub domain that I want to change. We want to keep voterview.ca we would just like to change it from blog.voterview.ca to whatsnew.voterview.ca

    If I needed to talk to someone at wordpress how would I do that. I sent an email on Monday but have not heard back.
    Thanks

    #856760

    timethief
    Member

    The zone record should already have been added. Mapping a subdomain with the Domain Mapping Upgrade costs $12.00 per subdomain, per blog, per year. Have you tried these instructions?
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/map-subdomain/

    #856764

    voterview
    Member

    Our IT dept did the zone record but the problem is I renewed the sub domain this week as blog.voterview.ca and we have decided we would actually like it to be called whatsnew.voterview.ca and that is what I can’t figure out, how to change the word blog to the word whatsnew short of paying for a new subdomain called whatsnew.voterview.ca

    #856792

    voterview
    Member

    Thanks everyone. I ended up getting a refund for the renewal and then buying the new name and it works.
    Thanks for all your help.

    #856796

    auxclass
    Member

    You be welcome

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