How to change my domain name?

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  • #734449

    Time thief, thank you for response. I understand that it is currently unavailable and that I can therefore not use it, but that is exactly my question: when will it be available again?

    I don’t want to purchase a domain mapping upgrade, I’ve already purchased a domain. Why on Earth would I spend more money for something that I shouldn’t need to spend money for?

    WordPress can’t just have a function remain unavailable for weeks at a time, especially since they say they don’t know when it will be available again. That’s not a response, that’s just saying, “hey, we know you paid for you domain, but sorry, you can’t use one of the main features for it and we have no idea when you will be able to use that feature. It could take another month, so you’ve just lost that month plus the three weeks you’ve already lost, but tough luck.”

    All I’m asking is: maybe you don’t know the exact date it will be available again, but can you please tell me approximately? I would like to cancel my domain if it really is going to take another three weeks. As much as I want to stay with wordpress, I just don’t have that kind of time.

    Please tell me if you know when the option will be available again.

    Thank you

    #734450

    Dwws,

    Thank you! I’m glad your problem worked out. I’ve been going through post after post as well, like you said, but since the option to change my domain name just isn’t available at this time, there’s very little I can do. It’s really frustrating, I’ve already lost a month and I’ve paid for a year so that’s money lost basically.

    Thanks for your response, and good luck with your blog!

    #734454

    timethief
    Member

    @amusperspective

    All I’m asking is: maybe you don’t know the exact date it will be available again, but can you please tell me approximately?

    I don’t have an answer — approximate or otherwise.

    I would like to cancel my domain if it really is going to take another three weeks.

    I’m not clear on what you want to do because your domain is directing correctly.

    since the option to change my domain name just isn’t available at this time, there’s very little I can do.

    The feature that is not available is the one that is used to change one .wordpress.com sub domain address to another .wordpress.com sub domain address.

    Will you please help me clarify exactly what it is that you want to do?

    Please state using specific sub-domain and domain URLs exactly you want to do.

    #734457

    dwws03
    Member

    Help, : (

    I was working on my Blog adding pages and by accident deleted my home Static page? I don’t mind having to retype my information that I lost, but now I can’t get rid of the Box on the front page it says ( Sorry, but you are looking for something that isn’t here. Perhaps you would like to try a search or select from one of the links on the menu.)
    How do I get rid of it or so I can type a new welcome page??

    Any help would be appreciated

    Thanks Walt

    #734459

    timethief
    Member

    but now I can’t get rid of the Box on the front page it says ( Sorry, but you are looking for something that isn’t here.

    Posts and pages are different. What happened is you deleted the placeholder “Hello World post. Not to worry, because when you actually publish a post that 404 (page not found) error message will disappear.

    #734460

    timethief
    Member

    Please read these very carefully:
    posts
    pages

    There is only one dynamic page in a blog for posts and we cannot post to more than that one page. When you first get your blog that is the front page of the blog. If you do not want the posts to show on the front page, then you can create a static front page for your site, and also create a “blog” page for your posts to display on.
    create 2 pages > http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/
    assign one as a static page & one as a blog page for post to display on > Settings > reading http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/

    #734508

    “Will you please help me clarify exactly what it is that you want to do?”

    I want to change my blog address from what it is now (amusperspective) to something else. So, for example, it is currently amusperspective.com, I want to change that to something completely different, like myblog.com. It’s the change blog address option that it says is unavailable, and that’s what I’ve been asking about. I’m not having trouble with mapping like you said, that’s not what I’m asking about. I’m asking about the option to change my name/address completely, which it said I could do when I signed up.

    Please help!

    Thank you

    #734521

    acag2016
    Member

    I am having the same problem as you, amusperspective. Right now my domain is
    “atasteoftoronto.com” and I want to change it to something completely different. This is for a school assignment, and I’m supposed to have my blog up and going already.

    Does anyone know when the problem will be fixed? I feel like I wasted $17.

    #734523

    macmanx
    Staff

    The Change URL tool is used to change [blog].wordpress.com to [something-else].wordpress.com

    This tool is currently down for improvements, but should be back in a few days.

    Registered domains, like example.com, can’t be changed by law. They can only be canceled and refunded within 48 hours of purchase. This is all mentioned during the purchase.

    amusperspective and atasteoftoronto, you both purchased your domains several days ago, so they cannot be canceled or refunded.

    #734524

    I don’t remember being told this when I bought my .com domain. I was told I would have 48 hours to cancel it, but not that I wouldn’t be able to change it later.

    So basically I just threw away $25?

    If I had known I couldn’t change it, I would have cancelled it within 48 hours. Every time I tried changing my URL, it said that the option is currently not available. If it had been clear that I couldn’t change my URL, I would have cancelled it instead of waiting around for the option to become available. I expect more when I pay for a service.

    #734527

    acag2016
    Member

    OK, if I can’t get a refund on my domain I’m OK with that. Rules are rules.

    However, I still want to buy a new domain. I go to “manage my blogs” and then I click “register another blog,” which takes me to the page with “Get another WordPress.com blog in seconds” at the top.

    Then I fill out the registration page, choosing example.com (not the free wordpress.com option) and click “Create Blog”. This redirects me right back to the “Get another WordPress.com blog in seconds.”

    It’s taking me in circles and really frustrating me! I just want to buy another domain now!

    Please advise!

    #734529

    airodyssey
    Member
    #734530

    Why do they even put that option to change your domain name if the tool is unavailable, when they charge yearly for it. rip off and frustrating. what email should you use to contact support? Anyone ? Thanks.

    #734531

    airodyssey
    Member

    @myfamilyrecipecollection: “Domain name” is used interchangeably by people to refer to one or two things:
    – it can refer to the portion before “.wordpress.com” in your address (which is free and has always been), and which for the moment, cannot be changed.
    – it can also refer to your own domain name registration, ending only in .com, .net, .co.uk, .fr, etc. That’s never been free of charge. No rip-off here.

    If you’d like to voice your concerns to WordPress.com staff (which I’m not): support@wordpress.com

    #734532

    acag2016
    Member

    @airodyssey Yes, I created a seperate topic because my issue no longer falls under the topic “How to change my domain name?” but is now about the problem I am having creating a new domain.

    #734539

    myfamilyrecipecollection,

    I agree. The worst part is, I even contacted support and it’s an indefinite unavailability. What the hell? They don’t know when it’s going to be back up, and they don’t give you any other explanation. It’s absolutely ridiculous. Plus, they don’t tell you that that option isn’t available period, if you buy a registered domain.

    Atasteoftoronto,

    Thanks for starting that new thread. If they do say that you can get a completely new registered domain for only $5, that would be awesome. I wish the instructions for using and registering personal domains like example.com were clearer!

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