Is it possible to have a domain name and a wordpress blog with same name?

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  • #602442

    jramljak
    Member

    I am planning to register quite a few domains using http://www.wordpress.com which I will use for http://www.wordpress.com sites (the “master of your own domain” premium feature). I would also like to have a regular wordpress.com blog for the name of each domain. If, for example, I register the domain http://www.example.com using the wordpress.com premium feature and host that blog on wordpress.com, would I also be able to have a blog called example.wordpress.com?

    Thanks,

    Jonathan

    #602642

    macmanx
    Staff

    Yes, that is correct.

    In fact, domains are actually mapped to existing WordPress.com blogs.

    So, what you would do is register example.wordpress.com first, then register example.com by adding it in the Upgrades -> Domains section of the blog’s Dashboard.

    #602692

    jramljak
    Member

    I really appreciate the confirmation.

    If I later transfer a domain and site I developed and hosted on wordpress.com to another host, it seems that I would still have the sitename.wordpress.com address for a blog, if I wanted to use it.

    Would this be just a matter of copying the site over to the other host and then pointing the domain name to that new host? Will whatever site I developed when the domain name was mapped to sitename.wordpress.com as http://www.sitename.com then just appear under sitename.wordpress.com?

    #602697

    timethief
    Member

    Hello there,
    No copy and pasting required. There is an export import function on all wordpress blogs. When you purchase domain mapping you can move the blog to wherever you wish and all URLs will redirect to it seamlessly after repointing the name servers. If you wish to move to a wordpress.org install later on then see here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/#moving-to-wordpress-org For setting up an install by the do it yourself method see here > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/11/06/setting-up-a-self-hosted-wordpress-org-install/

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