Move a domain

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  • #824229

    baiaz
    Member

    A friend of mine just started to make a blog here on wordpress.com and he also bought a domain.

    How can he “move” it to a selfhost service?

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

    #824364

    cric14
    Member

    You can use the transfer service . GO to your blog dashboard and then click on the store button you have to chose the option for the transfer of the domain .

    #824386

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    @balza

    Here is how your friend can move to WordPress.org and a self-hosted site:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/#moving-from-wordpress-org

    Is your friend clear on the differences between wp.ORG and wp.COM?
    Here are details about the differences:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    I ask because perhaps your friend only means to map his domain while retaining hosting at wp.COM:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/

    #824458

    helgeborgen
    Member

    I logged into his account and tried to do what was described…

    He bought his domain here on wordpress.com

    he now want to have a selfhosted wordpress.org site…

    https://skitch.com/baiaz/8ne1f/domain-management-support-wordpress.com

    when I click his domain – I go strainght into his blog.. not changing his nameservers to point to his new web hotell.

    So something I must be doing wrong here…

    #824459

    timethief
    Member

    Please see these instructions here as well:

    If you’ve registered your domain through WordPress.com and now want it to point to a blog or website hosted elsewhere then you can do this by updating the nameservers. Follow the Update Nameservers instructions. … The nameservers control where traffic for the domain goes using DNS. If you are moving from WordPress.com to a self-hosted WordPress.org blog, you can enter the nameservers provided by your web hosting company to switch your domain to their hosting service. http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/domain-management/#update-nameservers

    #824460

    Question: we’re doing this right now on our blog…once the registration process occurs, if people still try to find our blog viswordpress.com, will they be directed to our site? Or will the wordpress.com site be completely gone?

    Also, can anyone tell me: are we better off being hosted by wordpress.org for advertising purposes?

    thanks!

    #824461

    helgeborgen
    Member

    I got it right… Now I found out how to change the nameserveres…

    Dottiehotties:
    When you go to shop on your wordpress dashboard – you can order a redirect for 12 dollar a year..

    #824466

    OK, thanks!

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