Jane, I am grateful for you removing the phone number. I thought I was emailing customer support directly. <sigh>
These are my questions. Both my husband and I have wordpress websites. We have purchased domain names separately. We had them because we had our websites elsewhere originally. Now that we've built websites here, we would like to get rid of the old ones and use our domain names here. Go Daddy tells me that we can not do that without using their hosting services. So what I need to know is,
1. can we use those names, If so, can I transfer them to wordpress instead of transfering them from the current webhost provider to Go Daddy?
2. Can we use multiple names to point to our sites -- for instance my husband uses his first and last name for his site and would also like to use his last name only (since it's available) -- while only one would be the official name of the site, can we have other domains point to this site? Do we need outside people to do this, or can we do this within WordPress?
3. Go Daddy also told me that we need other features to be secure and receive email and be on all the search engines. Some of the features he says are essential are: DNS, Malware Scanner, SSL Certificate, Fixed IP address. Do I really need these things? They want to host the site and have me rebuild it on their side. I don't want to do that if not necessary. This is the link to what they are trying to sell me:
My husband's site btw, is most informational and mine is more interactive via the blog, needing comments and so forth.
4. If I want to transfer domain names or get new ones, or any of the above services, can I do this through wordpress and not use an outside vendor?
Thank you so much for your help. I appreciate it greatly.