I already have a godaddy domain, wordpress charges $13?

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  • #1173608

    trinitifx
    Member

    Let me get this straight: wordpress charges $13 a year if I already have my own domain through godaddy.com?

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/map-existing-domain/

    That seems high.. Godaddy does not charge for redirecting the domain to wordpress, why does wordpress charge?

    Maybe I am not understanding it correctly..

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

    #1173674

    raincoaster
    Member

    WordPress.com charges to MAP the domain to your WP.com blog.

    #1173684

    trinitifx
    Member

    I think I’ll let it lapse and then re-purchase through wordpress for $18 a year.. If I keep it with godaddy, it will be $10 plus $13 (wordpress)..

    #1173702

    raincoaster
    Member

    Yeah, but you’re taking a HUGE chance if you let it lapse. There’s a whole industry devoted to watching in-use URLs lapse and then grabbing them. It cost a friend of mine who tried the same thing as you $150 to get her domain back for just one year.

    #1173704

    auxclass
    Member

    And I got my domain name when the person forgot to renew it – I kept it

    #1173709

    trinitifx
    Member

    arg..

    Can I just use godaddy to point to myaddress.wordpress.com?

    Now you’ve all got me worried!

    #1173711

    raincoaster
    Member

    You can, but it’ll cost you that $13 a year. Worth it rather than taking the chance, i’d say. And no, Wp doesn’t pay me to say that.

    #1173712

    auxclass
    Member

    Here are the instructions – takes a few minutes to do – then a bit of a wait for the changes to reach the far corners of the internet

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/map-existing-domain/

    #1173735

    gdhosting
    Member

    ttrinitifx,

    You do have a couple of options. Since WordPress.com doesn’t currently accept transfers IN, you can either map your current domain to the site as mentioned above. Here are the instructions from our end: http://go.me/cg

    Another option, which would save you the fee, would be to forward the domain to your blog url. While people sometimes choose this option, it isn’t always recommended as it could affect your SEO negatively. We do offer forwarding with or without masking on all domains. If that’s something you’d like to consider, here’s how: http://go.me/dW

    ^Cj

    #1173752

    auxclass
    Member

    The problem I see with the forward and mask is visitors that want to send a link to an article on your site will have a tough time getting a real link to a specific Post – I don’t know how search engines handle this problem but I doubt it is good for getting your site indexed –

    I have ended up on some sites that were forward and mask and getting a link to send on was very difficult

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