If I buy a domain name, can I have dots or "-" or "_" in the URL?

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  • #1069032

    annediam
    Member

    Hi,

    I’d like to upgrade and register a domain with WordPress but before I do I need to know if in that case I’ll finally be able to use a “.” , “-” or “_” in the domain name, because this is necessary and annoying that we can’t do it with a .wordpress.com address.

    Thanks!

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

    #1069129

    raincoaster
    Member

    Such as?

    #1069131

    raincoaster
    Member

    You can, for instance, have whatever.something.com but you can’t have what.ever or this.url.is.extra.super.fancy or whatever_.com

    #1069132

    annediam
    Member

    For example gxp.language.services.com – the upgrade is not for that blog, but for another WordPress.com blog that I haven’t made public yet, but it’s the same idea.

    #1069133

    annediam
    Member

    Ok, so you confirm i can have conference.germany.com for example?

    #1069134

    annediam
    Member

    That would be only 2 words that need to be separated in the URL, either by a dot or by a hyphen – that does not matter.

    #1069138

    raincoaster
    Member

    If you actually own germany.com then you can, otherwise no. The only reason you can have a URL with two .’s in it is if one is a subdomain of the larger domain, like germany.com.

    And no hyphens in WP.com blog URLs as far as I’m aware.

    #1069139

    annediam
    Member

    Ooooooook I understand.
    Thanks for the clarification about hypens – and thanks for your time and your answer! :)

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