New Domain Forwarding Problems
Hi I just got Domain Forwarding for my website nesspot.wordpress.com from urlfreedom.com. My new domain should be http://www.nesspot.com. Here is what it says I have to do in order to activate my Domain Forwarding:
In order for your Domain Forwarding Service to get activated you will need to do either one of the below
Change the nameservers of nesspotlight.com to the below list
(Once you have made the above changes allow for 24-72 hours propagation time before your service begins working)
Add the following records to the current nameservers of nesspotlight.com
nesspotlight.com IN A 22.214.171.124
http://www.nesspotlight.com IN A 126.96.36.199
How do I do this? I need help!
It doesn’t quite work that way here. In order to have “domain mapping” here at wordpress.com and to get your nesspot.com domain to be the end URL when someone goes to nesspot.wordpress.com you need to change the name servers for nesspot.com to:
Once it is pointing at wordpress.com you can add the “domain mapping” for $10/year to have your wordpress.com blog with the end URL of nesspot.com. I don’t think the domain forwarding services will work in this case, but I might be wrong.
Dear Supprt, I have related question to this, so will not open new topic.
I have domain mapping ON right now, that is linux.wordpress.com -> goes to -> blog.linuxoss.com. As you understand, as of now my blog engine still remains on wordpress.com.
Once I have setup my own wordpress.org engine on the same domain, that is blog.linuxoss.com, what I do so that anyone typing linux.wordpress.com is re-directed to my blog.linuxoss.com, which is running on newly installed wp.org.
As I understand, once I have wp.org setup, with older content imported (from linux.wordpress.com), new theme installed and tested, and so on, I will need to change nameservers from that of wordpress.com provided, which are set currently so that blog.linuxoss.com is the URL shown, to my domain hosting nameservers.
Little confused … what I need to do so that:
1. All traffic to my wordpress.com blog is re-directed to my new self hosted wp.org blog
2. My older content on wordpress.com is left intact
I think you will have to do that manually. There is no automatic redirect available. You will need to put up a post on your wordpress.com site with a link to your new site.
You cannot redirect a URL that has “wordpress.com” in it. You CAN move blog.linuxoss.com with you, and that’s what most people do. Just set a static page to be the front of your WP.com blog with directions and a link to your new location.
This is why I recommend getting a domain name really early in a blog’s life: so that most of the links go to the new URL and thus when you move the links follow you.
Your older content on WP.com will not move or change unless you delete it, so nothing to worry about there.
Thank you for your answers. It seems like domain mapping function will have surved me only few months. I was hoping that wp.com would have such re-direct function, so I would have continued paying for domain mapping.
Thank you for your answers.
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