Host an existing domain name with WordPress

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  • #1249783

    dmsmyth
    Member

    A few years ago, when I knew even less about domain names than I do now (which isn’t saying much), I decided to register my name – I don’t even know why I did it the way I did, but I think I registered it through Yahoo. Somehow, it’s in the dropdown box of my blogs in WordPress. I don’t even know how to access it ;o( Anyway, I’d like to host it with WordPress (I’m not sure if I’m using the correct language – sorry!). How can I switch?

    The blog I need help with is forphilip.wordpress.com.

    #1249862

    timethief
    Member

    WordPress.COM is not able to accept incoming domain transfers. If you already have a domain and you want to use it with your WordPress.com site, follow the instructions for mapping an existing domain to your WordPress.com blog. http://support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/map-existing-domain/

    After you make the domain mapping purchase here > Dashboard > Store > My Upgrades and do the set up it can take between 24 – 72 hours for domain name propagation to take place throughout the internet. You can view the DNS changes here > http://www.whatsmydns.net/ What’s important during that stage is to be patient.

    #1249874

    dmsmyth
    Member

    Thank you for the quick reply. Yahoo is expensive and I don’t want to use them any more. What do I do – let it lapse, then re-register it? (Sorry, but this is confusing.)

    #1249909

    I have the exact same question. Except my domain name is hosted by iPage. I don’t want to renew with them, I’d rather pay WordPress to hold it for me, but I am afraid of losing my domain name in the interim.

    #1249910

    auxclass
    Member

    There are several domain name Registrars that will accept domain name transfers if you don’t link your current Registrar – typical fees for a plain .COM registration runs $10 to $ 14 / year – that is with no hosting – I have a couple of friends that use Name Cheap and so far so good – but they are not the only one out there – also most hosts will continue to register your domain name at a reduced cost if you no longer host with them –

    #1249919

    dmsmyth
    Member

    Thanks. I think I need to do some homework…

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