How to transfer my wordpress domain to Godaddy

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  • #685507

    marbran2
    Member

    I bought and hosted one of my domains Mama-Birds.Com on WordPress. To my disappointment, there is no way I could transfer individual files to it or use ftp.
    Is there any way I could transfer this blog to my GoDaddy account?
    Please help me out!

    The blog I need help with is mama-birds.com.

    #685611

    You have to install wordpress on the godaddy account. Where is the domain name registered?

    #685613

    marbran2
    Member

    The domain was registered on wordpress.com
    Well, I am not interested in transferring my domain if I get my work done here. But it seems wordpress doesn’t allow me as many features…My designer is yelling at me :-(

    #685614

    raincoaster
    Member

    We can’t help you till we know what you want.

    #685616

    The domain name can be pointed at godaddy by using the custom DNS feature here. You will have to install the wordpress.ORG software at godaddy. They offer a installation script (either fantastico or simple scripts) that installs it and all you have to do is answer a few questions.

    You then export your content from here and import it into the .ORG install at godaddy. During the import process you will be given the opportunity to have it move all your images and uploaded files over to your new installation as well.

    Any content in text widgets or image widgets will not be moved over. Neither will the theme you are using. You will have to download and install the theme you want to use.

    You can find more on setting things up on the .ORG wordpress installation here.

    #685804

    marbran2
    Member

    Hi!

    Godaddy’s provided code is unacceptable on WordPress. Here is what they gave me:
    mns01.domaincontrol.com
    mns02.domaincontrol.com

    Do I have any other options?

    #685805

    Many domain names here are pointed at godaddy. You enter them into the custom DNS as explained in the link I provided.

    #685806

    marbran2
    Member

    But the problem is WordPress.com Custom DNS accepts A, CNAME, MX, and TXT records only :-(

    #685807

    marbran2
    Member

    The error message reads, “This does not match any of the DNS record formats,”

    #685808

    I’m sorry, I got mixed up on my support documents. See this document for changing the DNS records to point it at godaddy.

    #685809

    marbran2
    Member

    Thank you so very much!
    It worked this time :-)
    Sincerely,
    Mari

    #685810

    You are welcome and sorry that I got my links confused or we would have had you going sooner.

    #685830

    havenyoga
    Member

    @marbran2 Can you share what your CNAME format is? I’m not sure what mine should be and it seems you’ve solved the puzzle! Mine are accepted (ie, in the right format) but I’m not sure what addresses should be in there to point away from WP.

    Thanks so much!

    #685831

    @hevenyoga, you change your DNS records in your domain management panel here to point at the new web host as explained here: http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/domain-management/ .

    #685832

    havenyoga
    Member

    I know. I’m looking for an exact sample of a CNAME.

    #685833

    Why do you need a cname? where are you trying to point your domain name?

    #685834

    havenyoga
    Member

    to ghs.google.com

    #685835

    havenyoga
    Member

    just need an exact example of how this is to read – beyond the format listed in the how-to (CNAME <subdomain><host>) –not sure what goes where.

    #685839

    airodyssey
    Member
    #685840

    havenyoga
    Member

    I just need to see an example of a functioning cname. Anyone? please?

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