Mapping domain from HostPapa to WordPress

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    Oh my gosh I’m so confused – any help would be appreciated!

    I bought, built and hosted my mom’s website on HostPapa. Now I want to use WordPress. I created a free WordPress blog, my mom approved, and so now I want to take her domain name away from the HostPapa site and over to the new WordPress site.

    So I’ve been following the WordPress directions to do this. (http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/map-existing-domain/#instructions-for-mapping-an-existing-domain) I’m on step one:Update your domain’s name servers to the following:
    NS1.WORDPRESS.COM
    NS2.WORDPRESS.COM
    NS3.WORDPRESS.COM

    So I’m logged into my control panel in HostPapa and navigated to: Simple DNS Zone Editor. It says “Add an A Record” and asks for a Name and IP Address. When I give NS1.WORDPRESS.COM as the name, it has a successful green check mark, but what is the IP address? And do I “Add an A Record” for all three of these (NS1.wordpress, NS2., NS3.)?

    Thanks so any and all help with this!

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

    #934435

    macmanx
    Staff

    No, those are nameservers, not A Records.

    In this case, I recommend asking your registrar how to change your nameservers.

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