Newbie trying to understand how to move to WordPress.org

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  • #880555

    restitchme
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    In December ’11, I purchased my domain name restitchme.com, so as to drop the restitchme.wordpress.com. Ok, now I think I am ready to tackle more customization for my site, which the .com won’t allow, but I am not understanding if I have to repurchase my domain name from, say, Hostgator. Or can I keep the domain that I purchased from WordPress? Thanks, I’m fairly new to techy stuff, and trying to wrap my mind around it all.

    The blog I need help with is restitchme.com.

    #880686

    timethief
    Member

    You can keep the domain name you have now. 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. http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/domain-management/#update-nameservers

    #880694

    restitchme
    Member

    Ok, I think I can manage that! Next question….I have it set up to automatically pay for the new domain name annually. Will that still work once I move to WordPress.org? Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!

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