General settings missing fields
My mistake, apparently those fields are for sites on wordpress.org. I followed this guide http://en.support.wordpress.com/changing-blog-address/ but my site address is still ridwanmao.com and I would like it to be 10kpoems.com.
10kpoems.wordpress.com redirects to ridwanmao.com but I don’t want ridwanmao.com anymore at all.
You need to register and map 10kpoems.com to the proper blog and choose 10kpoems.com as the Primary name.
You can map more than one domain name to the same WordPress.COM blog but you can only have one domain name as the primary
The page you are looking at is for changing the WordPress.COM based name (your-site.wordpress.com to your-new-site.wordpress.com) – that is not needed if you have a mapped domain name
How do I change the primary domain name? Since I’ve already registered and mapped my site as ridwanmao.com would I need to delete that and register + map a new site called 10kpoems.com? Thanks for the reply
Don’t delete anything –
Register & map the new name 10kpoems.com to the proper base blog – that can be the same blog as ridwanmao.com is mapped to.
Select 10kpoems.com as the Primary Domain when you do the mapping – the will change the Primary Domain away from ridwanmao.com if you map to the same base blog – 10kpoems.wordpress.com
Then go to the Store and make sure you have the domain registration and mapping for ridwanmao.com set so they will not auto renew. You should be able to let ridwanmao.com just go off into oblivion – should not hurt anything –
There is another option since your site does not look like it has any content in it – have you sent out the domain name ridwanmao.com to anyone? Do you care if the domain goes into oblivion now? If not then after you buy 10kpoems.com we can ask the staff to transfer the domain mapping to 10kpoems.com and save you $ 13.– if they transfer it (I am sure they would)
Nope I’m not using ridwanmao.com and I haven’t given it to anyone, that would be great if you could ask them that for me. Should I register the domain name 10kpoems.com first and then message you about transferring the domain mapping afterwards?
yes register 10kpoems.com first & make sure the name servers point to here (you did it with ridwanmao.com) –
then post back in this thread asking the staff to transfer the domain mapping from ridwanmao.com to 10kpoems.com for the blog 10kpoems.wordpress.com (this is the correct blog? right)
Please be very clear in the request – the request needs to come from your account – then add “modlook” to the Tag list – that will flag it for the staff – I have also subscribed to this thread so I will see any replies to it if you have any trouble I can flag it or help (getting close to my bed time)
I just registered 10kpoems.com.
Can I transfer the domain mapping from ridwanmao.com to 10kpoems.com for the blog 10kpoems.wordpress.com?
I’m not sure I understand what you mean by “go to the Store and make sure you have the domain registration and mapping for ridwanmao.com set so they will not auto renew.” So far I’ve registered the new domain name, and in the domains section under store I have 3 domains listed (10kpoems.com, ridwanmao.com, and 10kpoems.wordpress.com)
Dashboard >> Store >> My Upgrades >>
you should see ridwanmao.com as an active upgrade that you have purchased – make sure that the option “Auto Renew” is not enabled or it will auto renew in 11 months (upgrades renew a month before they expire in case there is a problem, this allows time to correct the problem, but you get a full 12 months of time) and you will get a bill for it unexpectedly
Looks like all that is needed is for the staff to drop by
Oh okay. Thanks for your help!
You be welcome & good luck
Hi there, it looks like both domains ridwanmao.com to 10kpoems.com are already mapped to 10kpoems.wordpress.com.
You can see those settings under Store > My Upgrades here:
Both these domains will bring folks to your site, with 10kpoems.com set as the primary domain that visitors will see in their address bar.
If you still need any help, just let me know.
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