New Domain Name not working

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  • #707025

    susannemoore
    Member

    Hi, I registered a new domain name through my wordpress dashboard today and it doesn’t seem to be working. I did this process with another blog on the weekend and it was readily immediately but this time not. My wordpress blog is http://www.changingwomen.wordpress.com and I have just paid for the new name http://www.changingwomen.org through the wordpress register domain process. Everything looks ok in the dashboard and I have made it the primary domain, what have I forgotten? Or does it take a little while and I was just lucky before?

    thanks

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

    #707146

    auxclass
    Member

    Patience Grasshopper – it can take 24 to 72 hours for all the changes to migrate across the internet.

    You we lucky the first time.

    #707152

    susannemoore
    Member

    thanks so much! Whew! I thought I had done something badly wrong. It is always nerve racking when registering a new domain, especially for people like me who are such bad spellers.

    All good now – its working! Thanks for getting to me so quickly wordpress!

    #707156

    manumitre
    Member

    I’m having the same problem, but I can’t keep my blog off for 72 hours… should I keep my wordpress.com domain as primary and wait a couple of days before I try that?

    #707157

    raincoaster
    Member

    No, that doesn’t make any difference. It’s always best to make big changes during low traffic periods, so wait till the weekend. Sundays are particularly quiet.

    #707186

    manumitre
    Member

    But, raincoaster, my primary domain is set to http://casadaidea.wordpress.com, but if you type my new domain http://casadaidea.com.br, it isn’t being redirected to the wordpress. Shouldn’t that be working?
    And at the register of the new domain everything seems ok…

    #707187

    raincoaster
    Member

    It works fine. It is working exactly as expected. Yes, it is being redirected to WP.com. WAIT.

    #707193

    manumitre
    Member

    Do I have to do anything else to update my RSS readers’ link?

    #707327

    manumitre
    Member

    It’s working!! Thanks guys!
    Now is there something I have to do so that my Google Reader’s subscribers keep track of the future posts?

    #707329

    raincoaster
    Member

    No, they will continue to recieve your blog because whatever.wordpress.com stays active. You have TWO URLs now, and both work, so people can subscribe to either feed.

    #707332

    manumitre
    Member

    Wonderful! Thank you very much!

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