How do I change my website address?

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  • #1397412

    kayladiaz
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    It’s currently being determined.wordpress.com. I would like to change this eventually once I figure out what I want to name my blog. How would I go about doing this?

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

    #1397551

    timethief
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    Your blog URL (address) and the Site Title do not have to be the same. The Site title and/or the Tagline can be changed on the top of this page at any time. > Settings > General
    “save changes”

    But if you want to change the blog address ie. the URL, then you must be logged in as Admin under the exact same username account that registered the blog to do that by using this guide http://en.support.wordpress.com/changing-blog-address/

    That option will permanently disable the address and you will not be able to reuse it. Only select this option if you are sure you will not use the address again. Deleted blog URLs are not recycled, regardless of who registered and deleted them and no exceptions are made.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/recycling-blog-names/

    #1397552

    timethief
    Member

    In order to map to a domain one must have an underlying .wordpress.com subdomain blog to map from. If you have registered a .wordpress.com blog you log in under the exact same username account that registered the blog and purchase a domain name by purchasing an annually renewable domain mapping upgrade for the blog. http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/

    If you already own that domain name see here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/map-existing-domain/

    Dashboard > Store > My Upgrades is where you do the primary blog set up knowing 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.

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