Meaning of “primary” in Settings->Domain page

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    I have a hosted blog on named
    I also have a hosted website – that site does not have a blog
    I created a subdomain and then followed the instructions to map the subdomain to my wordpress blog IN CNAME

    I paid the 10 bucks and mapped the subdomain using the “Add a Domain” on the Settings->Domain page

    Everything seems to be working fine – if I type in it shows my blog on

    My question is “What does the Primary Setting on the Domain page mean?”
    When I look at the Domain page under Settings in it shows two choices under Primary Table with the first one marked as Primary. June 25, 2009 June 25, 2010 (Renew) N/A (external NS) June 17, 2008 Never N/A

    When I type in it shows up in the browser as
    Should I care which one is set as primary?
    Does it affect any of the previous permatags or stats?
    Thanks for taking the time to read this

    The blog I need help with is



    The primary domain is simply the URL that actually appears in the web browser’s address bar when somebody is reading your blog. So – if you paid for the upgrade, you should definitely set the primary domain to reflect Of course, this is up to you, and it will not have any adverse effect on your permalinks or stats. You can switch between primary domains as often as you like.


    ok thanks for the clarification – consider this closed

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