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  1. I have just registered this domain name for my blog using the wordpress register and map function and I would like get this hosted so that I can run a discussion forum. My pick is PunBB. My question is: can I go ahead and arrange any hosting provider for the new domain and switch back to as the primary domain until I have everything ready to go across to Then I can slowly begin to move everything across. I prefer to stay with as I find it easier to use but I don't think it will be possible.

    My thinking is that in order to have a good quality discussion forum with the same domain name, I should get it hosted and rebuild the blog and link to the forum ie:, using the wordpress blog as my main website. I also have registered. Any ideas? I know that this is a big ask, but I have been struggling with this issue for ages now and just can't seem to work it out so any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    The blog I need help with is

  2. You can actually do what you describe in using domain mapping. Map the domain to your blog, then go to "domains" from your dashboard.

    There will be an option "edit DNS record" next to the domain You need to add a CNAME record

    CNAME forum

    where is where your forum is hosted. At this point (and will map to your blog. will map to your hosted forum

  3. Thanks, I think I understand. I will have another look at the hosted forums and see if I can work it out. Thats great, thanks so much.

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