Moving a mapped domain to wp.org on bluehost

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  • #491596

    rodinhood
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    I have mapped my domain – http://www.rodinhood.com to rodinhood.wordpress.com and its working great.
    The domain was registered via godaddy.com
    I now want to migrate to a bluehost account that I have already set up and installed the new wordpress 3.0 software on.
    How do I move the site without making it go down (while the name server changes etc). I have looked everywhere and cannot find an answer.
    For clarity, bluehost requires that I map the domain to them. When i do so, and in the period I export my blog etc, I dont want my site to go down. Can someone please help!!!

    The blog I need help with is rodinhood.com.

    #491783

    raincoaster
    Member
    #491787

    rodinhood
    Member

    honestly, its confusing – since i have already mapped my domain to wordpress, step 2 was done by me long back. when i go to go daddy, the name servers are wordpress (since they were set by me). If I tell go daddy to point to bluehost, then the site will go down. so the question is, if I need a round robin solution, where do i send bluehost again?

    #491788

    raincoaster
    Member

    The site WILL go down until the DNS settles down, which can take a couple of days. It usually works pretty well within an hour or so, though. I am assuming you’re changing the nameservers correctly, but ultimately that’s not a WordPress issue.

    #491789

    rodinhood
    Member

    i got it. so, there is no magical way of not letting the site go down…

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