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I purchased a domain through Earthlink web hosting, and want to move it to WP

  1. After reading all the support pages I'm still not sure what order to actually do this in; do I have to cancel this from the Earthlink side first? Or just add it on the WordPress side?

    I'm not using email or any subdomains, just a top-level .com. I'm sure this is simple but I'd rather do it right the first time.

    The blog I need help with is

  2. See here for mapping from your free hosted blog to a domain you already own >

    After you make the domain mapping purchase and do the set up it can take between 24 - 72 hours for domain name propagation to take place throughout the internet. You can view the DNS changes here >

  3. You have your own domain - and you want to turn your blog into - you want domain mapping - since no email it is simple - takes maybe 5 minutes or so - cost $ 13.-- / year - then wait 24 to 72 hours for the changes to migrate to the far corners of the internet - changes will start after a few hours

  4. Yeah, it's the "do the setup" part that I'm asking about. Specifically, Earthlink is our registrar, and I can't figure out how to update the domain’s name servers to NS1.WORDPRESS.COM etc.

  5. You will need to work with Earthlink on how to change the name servers - that change needs to be done at the Registrar - they should have instructions in the register section, FAQ or help desk

  6. For anyone else who finds this, I had a long chat with Earthlink's help desk, and it turns out that I was supposed to ask them to release the name so that I could then go to and change the DNS settings there. Hope that helps!

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