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

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  • #1198552

    suzannegray
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    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 mattycharlesmusic.wordpress.com.

    #1198646

    timethief
    Member

    See here for mapping from your free hosted WordPress.com blog to a domain you already own > http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/map-existing-domain/

    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 > http://www.whatsmydns.net/

    #1198647

    auxclass
    Member

    You have your own domain – yours.com and you want to turn your blog into yours.com – 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

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

    #1198750

    suzannegray
    Member

    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.

    #1198751

    auxclass
    Member

    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

    #1198754

    suzannegray
    Member

    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 Registrar.com and change the DNS settings there. Hope that helps!

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