Mapping a .com to my wordpress.com site

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  • #1140913

    akhh5295
    Member

    Hello, Just checking that what i have done is correct?
    I’m wanting to use my, thorndiaries.com (domain name only purchased at go daddy) to guide people to my current, thorndiaries.wordpress.com site.
    I have paid the site redirect fee and followed the instructions here at wordpress.com. http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/map-existing-domain/
    At the domain name provider site (go daddy), I have selected namesevers, selected – I have specific nameservers for my domains and entered:
    NS1.WORDPRESS.COM
    NS2.WORDPRESS.COM
    NS3.WORDPRESS.COM
    then OK & OK

    Does this all sound OK or have i made some obvious error?

    Kindest regards
    andrew

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

    #1140992

    tandava108
    Member

    HAve you selected the .com domain as the primary in your store->domains settings?

    http://thorndiaries.wordpress.com is still showing as a wordpress.com URL to me.

    #1140994

    akhh5295
    Member

    Hi,
    Yes i have, thats correct

    #1140995

    auxclass
    Member

    It can take 24 to 72 hours for changes to reach the far corners of the internet and you are inside the 72 hour time frame –

    Domain helper also shows that you have not selected thorndiaries.com as the primary domain so it will not show up in the browser address line –

    #1140997

    akhh5295
    Member

    Hey thanks for the communication…
    Can you please explain ‘still showing as a wordpress.com URL to me’
    Checked again, the store settings again and thorndiaries.com is check listed as the primary domain?

    #1141001

    auxclass
    Member

    There was a slight delay with updating Domain Helper – it now shows that you have set the primary properly

    Now wait for the changes to migrate – Patience Grasshopper

    #1141003

    akhh5295
    Member

    Would i be correct in thinking the search engine stalls when trying to connect to that address (thorndiaries.com) in the browser address line. Until the connections have been made?

    #1141005

    tandava108
    Member

    The http://thorndiaries.wordpress.com URL should take you to the http://thorndiaries.com URL. It isn’t doing so yet, but perhaps this is a DNS propagation issue; it can take 72 hours for a change to propagate over the internet

    #1141104

    akhh5295
    Member

    Update.
    My http://thorndiaries.wordpress.com URL is now taking me to http://thorn diaries.com where my search engine shows a blank page? does this mean it is still waiting propagation?
    I am trying to look more professional and use my .com to guide people to my wordpress.com site, see initial post.

    Any help appreciated

    #1141108

    tandava108
    Member

    I am not sure what’s happening here, you seem to have the correct nameservers set. As you say the .wordpress.com site is redirecting to the .com site correctly.

    As “just another blogger” I am limited in what I can see, but it is starting to look like there may be a WordPress.com server issue. I will flag this thread for staff attention, as I think that everything that non-staff can check looks OK.

    #1141109

    akhh5295
    Member

    Tandava108, I appreciate your feedback and if you could flag this for staff attention I would be most grateful!
    Have noticed that other users having gone through the same process as at a similar time, have already had their sites mapping across correctly for several hours? As you point out it appears … “Houston we have a problem”

    #1141111

    kardotim
    Member

    The records are not fully propagated yet. Otherwise try to set them again at your domain registrar’s control panel.

    Sorry for the inconvenience.

    #1141112

    akhh5295
    Member

    Hey Kardotim, thanks for the reply.
    As suggested, I have reset them again the the domain registers control panel.

    #1141113

    kardotim
    Member

    I see the problem now, you had purchased a site redirect upgrade but you need a domain mapping upgrade instead. I’ve just changed this for you.

    You can change your primary domain at https://thorndiaries.wordpress.com/wp-admin/paid-upgrades.php?page=domains

    #1141114

    akhh5295
    Member

    Kardotim,
    thank you, for a prompt response and solution, my apologies for the confusion I created.

    #1141142

    kardotim
    Member

    You’re very welcome. Happy blogging :)

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