How to change my domain name?

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  • #734094

    I need to change my web address from dahliasart.wordpress.com to angelsart.wordpress.com. I went through the steps on my profile to try to change it, but it’s not working. On my profile it shows my web address url as “http://angelsart.wordpress.com”, but in the url bar on my internet screen its still “http://dahliasart.wordpress.com

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

    #734204

    timethief
    Member

    Oh dear, you failed to use the search utility:
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/tags/change-blog-address
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/tags/change-blog-url
    I’m sorry but we Volunteers don’t have an answer to this question.

    The good news is you can purchase your own domain name and domain mapping upgrade. Then it does matter what the underlying .wordpress.com sub-domain URL is that you are mapping from to your new domain.

    #734205

    timethief
    Member

    P.S. I flagged this thread for Staff attention. Please be patient while waiting for them to get to you.

    #734206

    dwws03
    Member

    I was trying to upgrade my free site to a paid domain site which was available and am having a real tough time. Very disappointed that I need to wait until the 29th to get any help or feed back . I had a few days off and was really looking forward to working on my site. I may need to go to another blog site. I applied for the domain, put it on my charge card, and the domain name had extra letters in it that should not be there. So with out a support line, and no help, I didn’t want to be stuck with it. The 48 hours to get a refund would be way late after the 29th. I canceled for my refund, tried again and cant get the new domain to go through even though it’s available… : (

    Walt

    #734207

    timethief
    Member

    @dwws03
    Did you notice that I stated above that this thread has been flagged for Staff attention?
    Staff are monitoring these threads and as long as one posts here with in 48 hour refund period they will get a refund.

    Please post:
    the domain name you want to purchase
    the URL for the .wordpress.com root blog you want the domain mapped to

    #734230

    dwws03
    Member

    Hi timetheif,

    Thanks for your response. : ) I have a free site currently, dreamworkswoodshop.wordpress.com

    The site I want to change it to is dreamworkswoodshop.com, dropping the wordpress.com but when I go in to make the changes through the store tab trying to purchase the $99.00 bundle special, it said the domain name is available, when I put the site name in, read the terms, and click the bundle special, my site domain choice disappears and won’t let me proceed.I tried it both ways new site, and change existing?? I must be doing something wrong. I thought I needed to agree to the terms before it would proceed but there was nothing to check. All I want to do is get my new site up and running… HELP : )

    Thanks,
    Walt

    Walt

    #734231

    timethief
    Member

    Thanks for providing details Walt. Not to worry as Staff will help you with this. Please be patient while waiting.

    #734232

    dwws03
    Member

    Hi timetheif,

    Thanks for your response. : ) I have a free site currently, dreamworkswoodshop.wordpress.com

    The site I want to change it to is dreamworkswoodshop.com, dropping the wordpress.com but when I go in to make the changes through the store tab trying to purchase the $99.00 bundle special, it said the domain name is available, when I put the site name in, read the terms, and click the bundle special, my site domain choice disappears and won’t let me proceed.I tried it both ways new site, and change existing?? I must be doing something wrong. I thought I needed to agree to the terms before it would proceed but there was nothing to check. All I want to do is get my new site up and running… HELP : )

    Thanks,
    Walt

    Walt

    #734233

    dwws03
    Member

    Hi timetheif,

    Thanks for your response. : ) I have a free site currently, dreamworkswoodshop.wordpress.com

    The site I want to change it to is dreamworkswoodshop.com, dropping the wordpress.com but when I go in to make the changes through the store tab trying to purchase the $99.00 bundle special, it said the domain name is available, when I put the site name in, read the terms, and click the bundle special, my site domain choice disappears and won’t let me proceed.I tried it both ways new site, and change existing?? I must be doing something wrong. I thought I needed to agree to the terms before it would proceed but there was nothing to check. All I want to do is get my new site up and running… HELP : )

    Thanks,
    Walt

    Walt

    #734240

    dwws03
    Member

    Thanks,

    Sorry about the repeated reply, not sure what happen there..

    Walt

    #734377

    dwws03
    Member

    Hi

    I did get my new site and domain name purchased : ) I’m not sure if I did all I needed to do to redirect to my domain site from my free site. When the new site and correct domain came up I checked it as my primary site, but it had a question box below as to what I wanted to do to make sure all my free site info was directed to it. Do I need to check anything there? It said if? If I type in my free site address it brings up the old site with the new domain, is that all I need to do until it gets in the system? If I type in the new domain into the Google browser it won’t come up.. I’m getting there just need your advice as to if I need to do anything with that mapping. I purchased the $99.00 bundle so all that was included..

    Thanks,

    Walt

    #734379

    timethief
    Member

    I did get my new site and domain name purchased : ) I’m not sure if I did all I needed to do to redirect to my domain site from my free site.

    Yay! You site is correcting redirecting to your domain for me. :)

    #734381

    dwws03
    Member

    Do I need to do anything else, before I start working on it? When will it show up as my domain name when searching? Thanks for all your help…

    Walt :)

    #734382

    Hello, I want to change my domain name as well. I’ve been trying to do this since I first got my paid domain name nearly three weeks ago, and the option is still not working. I’m getting very frustrated with this as I’ve contacted support before and they’ve said they don’t know when the option will be back up again. I’m not paying money so I can’t use the domain name I want for half the time!

    Please let me know how I can go about changing the domain name. I haven’t been able to do anything because I don’t want to use my current domain. Like I said, it’s been three weeks, this is getting ridiculous.

    #734383

    timethief
    Member

    the option is still not working. I’m getting very frustrated with this as I’ve contacted support before and they’ve said they don’t know when the option will be back up again. … Please let me know how I can go about changing the domain name.

    You have been in contact with Staff. You have answered your own question. We cannot use a feature or function that is not available.

    #734384

    timethief
    Member

    While it’s true that we cannot use a function that has been temporarily disabled while Staff work on it and is not available to us, there is an alternative that you can use immediately. The good news is you can purchase your own domain name and domain mapping upgrade. http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/ Then it does matter what the underlying .wordpress.com sub-domain URL is that you are mapping from to your new domain.

    #734386

    dwws03
    Member

    I understand your frustration, to be honest with you, I’m still trying to figure out what I’m doing.. timetheif has been a great help to me. I had a free site and changed it to a domain name and still confused if I need to do anything else to make sure it is being mapped correctly from my free site. I spent so much time as I’m sure you do, just reading page after page of how to’s and lost half the time. When I type my free site into Google search it comes up and showing my paid domain as I requested, so not sure if when you purchase a domain name, if it just redirects it to your new site? Or how long it takes the search engines to bring up your new site, if they do. I would like to be more help, with staff out were like the blind leading the blind. Any advise from me I don’t want to lead you in the wrong direction.. I wish I could help more. again, timetheif has been a great help to me. I’m just running plastic and going through the prompts : )

    PS: I found going through some of the post helps answer some of your questions from others having some of the same issues..

    Good luck,

    #734387

    dwws03
    Member

    Do I need to do anything else, before I start working on it? When will it show up as my domain name when searching? Thanks for all your help… I assume that the domain mapping feature does this for you??

    Thanks,

    Walt :)

    #734388

    timethief
    Member

    Do I need to do anything else, before I start working on it? When will it show up as my domain name when searching?

    No.
    Currently you have single Welcome page. After you produce enough content on a regular basis and it is indexed by search engines like Google the URLs for your posts will appear in the Search Engine Pages results (SERPS).

    Note: Pages and Posts are different.
    Verify your blog ownership with the major search engines.
    Use the step by step learn wordpress.com tutorial and start creating content — lots of content.

    #734393

    dwws03
    Member

    Thanks : ) have a great weekend!!

    Walt

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