HELP ! Domain Mapping?

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  • #637272

    conniejo56
    Member

    First off – I am a total NON-geek. So, if you would, please be very detailed in your answer. Thanks!

    I need to transfer (map?) my existing http://www.cjscountrydance.com to the page I just created on WordPress (cjscountrydance2.wordpress.com). I do not need any of the information from the original site transferred.

    I DO need any mail being sent to “(email redacted)” to route to me at countrydanceteacher@ gmail.com.

    Background:

    In 2004 a young lady who was just starting out as a graphic designer offered to build me a website. (I paid her to develop it). She was working (her “real” job) at the same place I was. the site: cjscountrydance.com

    I have no access to do any updates, if I need an update or correction, she charges me $50 to $100 and in may take 6-months to see the change.

    Recently a friend introduced me to WordPress. I’ve built my own website using their AMAZING tools.

    Now I want to get the cjscountrydance.com to direct to the new site.

    NOTE: I did have access to my emails, but I don’t have access now because I – REALLY – screwed-up and changed the “DEFAULT Email” to my new email address which ended up locking me out (since I don’t have a login or password set up for that email address).

    I need to get this “fixed” before my annual fee is due to me previous provider (Your-Site.com) in mid-July

    Can you HELP ? ? ? ?
    Blog url: http://cjscountrydance2.wordpress.com/

    #637384

    conniejo56
    Member

    Clarification regarding email addresses:

    my old address (email redacted) has been used for over 20 years, so I need to be sure that anything sent to that email will re-direct to my current email address.

    Thanks again

    #637419

    ranh
    Staff

    To map your domain to a WordPress.com blog, see these instructions:
    http://support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/map-existing-domain/

    In a nutshell, you have to change the “name servers” on the registrar’s end, and purchase domain mapping on our end.

    Email will be more involved – during the transfer, you may lose access to your mailbox for a few hours, and some email may get bounced. I suggest you do this transition during a weekend or any other time when you’re not usually getting a lot of emails, to minimize the damage from downtime. Read more about getting your email to work here:
    http://support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/custom-dns/

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