Free domain – want to change it

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  • #1062296

    chicagomft
    Member

    I got a free domain when I upgraded. The free domain is oakparkmarriagetherapist. Now I am wishing I would have called it oakparkmarriagetherapy. I am still in the 48 hours to cancel. Does anyone know if I will still get a “free” domain if I cancel this first one? Or am I going to have to pay? Or, even better, is there a way to change the one I already have, rather than cancel and re-setup?
    Blog url: http://chicagomft.wordpress.com/

    The blog I need help with is chicagomft.com.

    #1062395

    timethief
    Member

    I don’t know what you mean by a free domain and I have been here for over 6 years. The top level domain here is wordpress.com and all blogs here are free hosted on .wordpress.com sub-domains. We can purchase a domain through WordPress.com in two ways:

    1. a domain mapping upgrade
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/

    2. a bundle upgrade which includes a domain mapping upgrade in it
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/bundles/

    #1062398

    timethief
    Member

    oakparkmarriagetherapist is not an URL for either a sub-domain or a domain –

    http://oakparkmarriagetherapist.wordpress.com is a URL for a sub-domain that doesn’t exist

    http://oakparkmarriagetherapist.com is a URL for a domain that exists but it’s redirecting to this domain http://http://chicagomft.com/

    I have flagged this thread for Staff assistance with sorting this. Please be patient while waiting for their help.

    #1062406

    chicagomft
    Member

    Thanks again, timethief. What happened was that when I bought the bundle for chicagomft.com, it told me that they were giving me a special offer of a free domain for 1 year, regularly $18, I think. So I accepted the offer and without thinking enough about it, called it oakparkmarriagetherapist.com – for the purpose of just mapping it (is that the right word) to mft.org. But then I realized it would be better to have -therapy.com.

    #1062408

    chicagomft
    Member

    Sorry, I meant to say chicagomft.com at the end there, not mft.org.

    #1062494

    macmanx
    Staff

    We can cancel oakparkmarriagetherapist.com for you, but please note that we cannot guarantee that you’ll be able to re-register that domain the future.

    Please let us know how you’d like to proceed!

    #1062524

    chicagomft
    Member

    Thanks, macmanx! I do want to cancel oakparkmarriagetherapist.com… BUT ONLY if I can still have the free domain that prompted me to do this. If that is possible, then I will accept the offer and cancel oakparkmarriagetherapist.com, and use oakparkmarriagetherapy.com instead. If I would lose the free domain for some reason, then I will just have to leave it as-is. Please let ME know how to proceed now. Thanks so much!

    #1062526

    macmanx
    Staff

    I have canceled your domain as requested, and the free domain credit is still available for use.

    Please let us know if you need any further assistance!

    #1062530

    chicagomft
    Member

    Wow, I am so impressed with your responsiveness and your assistance – both of you. Thanks so much! I am brand spanking new to blogging and to WordPress, but I am already a fan. Now I have to go school myself in how to work this thing. :) Thanks again.

    #1062535

    macmanx
    Staff

    You’re welcome!

    #1062536

    timethief
    Member

    WordPress.com support staff rock!

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