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  1. voiceofforerunnerministries
    Member

    Hi there!

    I'd like to have my domain name to be: voiceofforerunnerministries.com
    without the wordpress at the end...

    I have a domain name that I started with that had the '.com' at the end
    (without the wordpress) but I don't know how to change the domain name without accidentally deleting my entire site. The wording for changing the DNS, etc. is confusing to me.

    May you change the domain name to what I mentioned {voiceofforerunnerministries.com} or is this something that only I, as the admin can do? If so, I need it explained to me real elementary-type of guidance. Thanks!

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

  2. Hi there,

    You actually have several choices when it comes to domain names on WordPress.com. If you have a Personal, Premium, or Business plan you have the option to register a Custom Domain Name directly with WordPress.com. (See pricing page for more info.)

    See the "Register a New Domain" step-by-step instructions here: https://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/register-domain/

    If you already have purchased a domain name with a different company and would like to use it with your WordPress.com site you can follow the instructions for Domain Mapping here: "Use a Domain You Already Own": https://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/register-domain/
    (Please note that this feature is only available with the upgraded plans mentioned above.)

    If you do need domain mapping for a domain name purchased somewhere else, you can have that company update the DNS for you.

  3. voiceofforerunnerministries
    Member

    Hello,

    I'm already on a paid plan, the premium option.
    This is the issue I keep getting... as I follow the "register a new domain"
    I eventually get prompted to make a payment for the domain.
    I already have a paid domain. I want to change the old domain name to a new one. I have changed the name of my blog and I want my domain name to reflect the change.

    How do I go about doing this without paying for a new domain?
    Is this even possible?
    If I do have to pay for a new domain what happens to the previous domain
    name that I already paid for?

  4. Hi there,

    I'd like to have my domain name to be: voiceofforerunnerministries.com without the wordpress at the end... I have a domain name that I started with that had the '.com' at the end (without the wordpress) but I don't know how to change the domain name without accidentally deleting my entire site.

    I can remove christimageministries.com and then you can go ahead and register the new domain for free. Please note that If I cancel the current domain, there is no guarantee it will become available to register somewhere else, and you may not be able to get it back.

    Let me know how you want me to proceed.

  5. voiceofforerunnerministries
    Member

    Hello, as long as I don't lose the work on my blog, yes go ahead and do this for me please!!! Thank you!
    I knew there had to be a way without losing my entire site and starting all over. Thank you soooooo very much!!!

  6. I have canceled the domain christimageministries.com . You can visit the following page and register your new domain for free:

    https://wordpress.com/domains/add/voiceofforerunnerministries.wordpress.com

    If you have any other questions, just let me know and I’ll be happy to help.

  7. voiceofforerunnerministries
    Member

    Sir, you made my week!
    I've been hitting my head on the wall over this issue.
    You resolved it for me in less than a day.
    I was able to register my new domain for free.
    Thank you for making something difficult so easy for me.
    Greatly appreciated!!!

  8. You're most welcome!

    Let me know if there's anything else I can do for you. I'm happy to help.

  9. This thread was the question and the answer I was looking for.

    fstat could you please do the same thing for me?

    I registered a domain name under mynakedsecrets.com and I want it to be mariemagdalenawolf.com

    I paid for it in March, never used it (wasn't ready) and now I want to start blogging under the name I just gave you.

    I have a premium plan.

    Coud you please do that for me?

    That would be great!

    Thank you.

  10. Hi mariemagdalenawolf,

    I have canceled the domain mariemagdalenawolf.com. You can visit the following page and register your new domain for free:

    https://wordpress.com/domains/add/

    If you have any other questions, just let me know and I’ll be happy to help.

  11. Fstat,

    Thank you for your quick reply.

    It is not mariemagdalenawolf.com that I wanted you to cancel, it is mynakedsecrets.com, like I said in the message above.

    Mariemagdalenawolf is my log in name, maybe this is why it was confusing.

    Can you please make sure I can publish mariemagdalenawolf.com for free as my website?

    Thank you,

    Marie

  12. Hi Marie,

    The domain I canceled was indeed mynakedsecrets.com.

    The domain mariemagdalenawolf.com is available for registration. Go to the following page to register it for free:

    https://wordpress.com/domains/add/

    If this doesn’t work or you have more questions, just let me know and I’ll be happy to help!

  13. Thank you fstat !

  14. mariemagdalenawolf - Please let me know how you make out and if you run in to any trouble.

  15. Thank you Liz.

    It actually doesn't work (mariemagdalenawolf.com) and I've waited a couple of days.

    Should I wait more?

    Thank you for your help.

  16. Good morning -

    I can see that mariemagdalenawolf.com is connected to mynakedsecretscom.wordpress.com.

    Are you able to view the site in your browser?

  17. Ok got it! Sorry I was confused because obviously the name of my naked secrets was still in it. Thank you for getting back to me and helping me. It's all good.

  18. No problem! Take care :)

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